Snowsports News

Gary is all set for the Winter Youth Olympic Games

February 8, 2016
Gary Skinner from Terenure, Dublin, will be Ireland’s sole representative at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway which runs from the 12th to the 21st February. Gary, 17 years of age, is a member of the Ski Club of Ireland and the Leogang Ski Racing Club, Austria. He is a pupil at Clongowes […]


February 16, 2015
A review of the recent World Ski Championships in Vaile from Snowsports Ireland. The ladies team of Tess Arbez, Florence Bell and Victoria Bell along with the men’s team of Maxime Arbez, Conor Lyne and Pat McMillan selected by Snowsport Association of Ireland (SAI) represented Ireland in the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in […]

O'Connor impressive at European Open

February 2, 2015
Congratulations to 17 year old Seamus O'Connor, Team Ireland, who qualified for the European Open Half-Pipe finals at the weekend finishing in 7th place overall. Results can be viewed here Watch Seamus O'Connor in the finals here 50mins.30secs in

European Winter Youth Olympic Festival Update

January 29, 2015
Ireland's Enda Bolger competed in the men's slalom event today at the 2015 EWYOF in Malbun, Liechtenstein. He put in a very solid performance over the two runs finishing well inside the top half of the field. On a very difficult course thirty four skiers including Ireland's Ben Anselmi and Gary Skinner did not finish […]

Top 20 for Arbez at EWYOF 2015

January 28, 2015
Tess Arbez broke new ground today for Snowsports in Ireland. Following on from Seamus O'Connor's top ten place at the recent Snowboard World Championships, Tess finished 20th overall in Ladies Slalom with an overall time of 1.57.33 and +8.15 behind winner. Its another breakthrough and a credit to the support given to young winter sports men […]

European Winter Youth Olympic Festival Update

January 28, 2015
Congratulations to Enda Bolger completed the European Youth men's giant slalom on a very demanding course  finishing 68 of 110 on the start list. Chef de Mission Anne O'Connor said "The team are highly motivated to finish as high as they can against the more established nations in Europe. They are doing a great job in promoting […]

European Winter Youth Olympic Festival Update

January 28, 2015
Tess Arbez will be competing today in the giant slalom after finishing in the top 35 of 95 on the start list in slalom on Monday. Her target today is to finish in the top 30. Team Ireland Chef de Mission Anne O'Connor said "The team are motivated and are competing well against the top […]

2015 Nordic World Ski Championship

January 22, 2015
The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun, Sweden from the  18th February – 1st March 2015. Jan Rossiter and Dominic McAleenan have been selected by Snowsports Association of Ireland. Rossiter competed for Ireland in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.       TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT Team Ireland:  FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun, […]

O'Connor reflects on World Top 10

January 22, 2015
Seamus O'Connor reflects on his superb performances at the 2015 World Snowboarding Championship. O’Connor produced the best slopestyle performance of his career in the semi-finals and in doing so qualified with the second highest score, 90.33, for the final. On reflection today he said, " I was really happy with how I rode in the slopestyle qualifiers; being able to […]

2015 World Ski World Championships

January 22, 2015
Conor Lyne will be back in action for Ireland at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek from 4th – 16th February 2015 will showcase over 700 athletes from more than 70 nations. He will be joined by talented young skiers Maxime Arbez and Pat McMillan. These World Championships represent the largest and most […]

O'Connor's top 10 in World Slopestyle

January 21, 2015
Ireland's Seamus O'Connor has made a major breakthrough by finishing in the top 10 of the 2015 Men's Snowboard Slopestyle World Championships in Kreischberg (AUT) this morning. O'Connor is coached by New Zealander Sam Wilkinson and since Sochi 2014 they have been working on a number of new routines. In the semi finals O’Connor  produced the best […]

O'Connor into Slopestyle Final

January 19, 2015
Ireland's Seamus O'Connor has produced the best slopestyle performance of his career so far and in doing so has qualified ( with the second highest score - 90.33 ) for the final of the Snowborad Slopestyle World Championship in Kreischberg . Prior to the event O'Connor's coach Sam Wilkinson said " In this post Olympic year Seamus has […]

Sochi's first events have started

February 6, 2014
Sochi's first events have started with snowboarding, our athlete Seamus O'Connor was in action. Seamus has now got the qualification round out of the way.   See the offiical results at the following link   The opening ceremony will take place tomorrow 7th February.   Team Ireland were out an about on practice runs. […]

Snowboarder O'Connor on Sochi 2014

February 1, 2014
Teenager Seamus O'Connor will become Ireland's first-ever Olympic competitor in the snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle events in Sochi. Seamus, 16, was born into a diverse family - his mother is from Russia, his father grew up in England, and his grandparents are Irish. When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose Sochi for the 2014 Olympic […]

1 Month to go - Sochi 2014

January 7, 2014
January 7, exactly one month before the start of Russia's first ever Olympic Winter Games, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has announced the opening of the Main Media Center. The two-story Media Center has a total area of over 158,000 sq. m and is located in close proximity to the Olympic Park. While the Olympic […]

Cross Country Skiing at Sochi 2014

January 6, 2014
The first Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix, France, in 1924, included men's cross-country skiing on 18 km and 50 km courses. A women's 10 km cross-country ski competition first featured in the 1952 Games in Oslo, Norway. Soviet athlete Lyubov Baranova (Kozyreva) took first place in the 10 km race. Other distances and race formats […]

World Snow Day 20th January

January 16, 2013
Following the success of last year’s event, The Ski Club are delighted to again host World Snow Day in conjunction with the S.A.I and F.I.S. World Snow Day begins at 13.30 on Sunday 20th January. Attractions at the Club will include a Freestyle Airbag, Tubing, and a specially-imported Norwegian Ski Hill. There will also be […]

Sochi's Olympic Park Concept

October 2, 2012
Work on the venues that will be used during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games is progressing well, with the Olympic Park on schedule for completion next year. During the 2014 Games, events will be focused around two different areas – a coastal cluster in Sochi consisting of the Olympic Park and ice venues, and […]

World Alpine Skiing Bulgaria

February 27, 2012
Pat Hickey in his capacity as an International Olympic Committee Member and President of European Olympic Committees attended the World Alpine Skiing competitions in Bansko (Bulgaria) last weekend.  He visited the Museum of History in Sofia and made a presentation of the IOC Trophy to Mr Boyan Radev - Double Olympic Gold Medalist  in Wrestling, […]

O'Connor aspires to Sochi 2014

February 16, 2011
SnowSports Ireland have found a snowboarder capable of representing Ireland at the World Youth Olympic Games 2012 Innsbruck and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014.

McGarry balancing study and Super G

February 4, 2011
Ireland’s double Winter Olympian Kirsten McGarry mounted the highest step on the podium last weekend

Irish snowboarder Seamus O'Connor wins World Rookie Fest Grom division with amazing run!

January 19, 2011
Cab five,front seven,back seven, huge clean back nine was enough to clinch the first place from amongst the best riders in Europe today in Livigno Italy.

Griffin dream still alive

January 11, 2010
Sunday Tribune's Malachy Clerkin talks to Paul Griffin about his bid to make the qualifying standard for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.

McGarry in search of second Winter Olympic Games

January 11, 2010
It started on a slope in the French Alps, in a town called Chatel, just shy of the Swiss border. She does not remember learning. The process was organic, bound up with family life.

Introduction to Snow Sports

January 1, 2010
The first Winter Olympics was held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. Prior to this, figure skating and ice hockey had been events at the Summer Olympics. The Games were held every four years from 1924 until 1940 when they were interrupted by World War II. The Winter and Summer Games resumed in 1948 and were held in the same year until 1992, when the Games were placed on separate four-year cycles. Starting in 1994 each Winter Olympics has been held in its own year, separate from the Summer Games. For contact details of Snowsport Association of Ireland please click on Full story



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