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Skiing is a winter sport involving travelling across snow with blades on your feet to aid with movement. This can be accessed on real slopes or artificial slopes and can be downhill or cross country.

Who is it suitable for?
All sections can take part in this activity, younger sections would be best suited to having a go at their local artificial slope whilst older sections may get the chance to try this on real snow.

Additional Information
You can get loads of information about getting started in skiing and snowboarding at www.goskigoboard.org.uk

Badge Links
All Sections Snowsports Staged Activity Badge
Scouts Adventure Challenge Award, Snowsports Activity Badge (until 31 Dec 2017)
Explorers Skiing Activity Badge (until 31 Dec 2017)

How to run/provide skiing

There are 3 ways of running Skiing in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running skiing yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running skiing using an external provider

  3. Activity for adult groups - running skiing for a group entirely of adults

Useful links

The National Governing Bodies for skiing are:

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