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 July 31 2020
Restricted ski training is now taking place at both Ackers Adventure and Swadlingcote Snowsports Centre

The current Covid-19 prevention regime in England permits groups of up to 6 to meet outside while keeping a minimum distance between each person. Midland Ski Club and both Ackers Adventure and Swadlincote Snowsports Centre have used these allowances to create a training programme principally aimed at skiers wishing to improve their ski race skills. This has allowed the club to run sessions with groups of 5 skiers with one coach. The width of the Ackers' slope allows two carefully managed and seperate groups at the same time whereas Swadlincote allows up to 3. The restricted number of skiers permitted on at a single session has meant that the charges for skiing at the Ackers in particular have had to be increased.

A detailed programme has been devised by Roger, the head coach, and the facilities management at each centre. To allow for each skier to have a fair chance to train Julie Jones has volunteered to coordinate the bookings. Details are being sent out using our google groups mail facility. If anyone is interested in Ski race training before September 3rd 2020 then please contact Julie on bookings@midlandski.uk.

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.