Midland Ski Club

Welcome to Midland Ski Club

Midland Ski Club is one of the longest-established ski clubs in Britain - in 2015 we celebrated our 50th anniversary. We provide Coaching, Holidays, Racing and Social events for all those interested in skiing. Our main base is in Birmingham, where we use Ackers Adventure in Small Heath. We also use the Snow Sport Centre in Swadlincote and hold social functions in Birmingham. Most of our skiing is Alpine (downhill).

Covid-19 Statement

Statement of Friday March 20
Ackers Adventure and Swadlincote Snowsports Centre are now closed until further notice

Statement of Thursday March 19
The position today, Thursday 19th, is that in the light of the School closures mandated by the Government and in recognition of our duty of care to our members, coaches, slope staff and the general public, we have decided to cease ski training activities immediately.

There will therefore be no training tonight, Thursday 19th, and training will not resume until it is safe and prudent to do so. We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you all informed should circumstances start to change and it appears likely that we will be able to resume training and recommend that you stay in touch with via our club Facebook and website accounts and check our emails regularly. Until that time please keep safe and we look forward to resuming training and seeing you all as soon as appropriate. For those on monthly “contract” payments, we would recommend that you cancel these for the time being.

While the Club is no longer providing training, we would point out that both Ackers and Swadlincote are currently still open and available for you to ski at

We ski year-round, on snow when conditions allow and on trips abroad, and on artificial slopes – outdoor plastic, and indoor snow- in the UK.

All year we run race training and coaching sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights on the artificial slope at Ackers Adventure in Birmingham, for all levels of skier except novices. On Wednesday evenings we also offer race training at Swadlincote Snowsports Centre.

We have a large number of active racers at all levels, and most weekends throughout the summer will see us travelling the country for various races, and some are lucky/good enough to race on snow too.

In the Winter we run a monthly series of races at The Ackers for entry level racers upwards, and for all ages. In 2019-20, ages ranged from 4 to 70!

Annually, we normally run three ski holidays, on two of which we provide coaching from the club's qualified instructors.

Our Social events include talks on outdoor topics, normally held at Hollyfields Sports and Conference Centre, Erdington, walks, barbecues and weekends away.

Members also get together informally for trips to America, Ski Touring, early-season trips - and everything else related to skiing.