Entering a Ski Race
A few points to consider before entering a race.
Please try and compete in races when you feel ready. Ask your coaches for advice. This can be on outdoor artificial slopes, indoor snow slopes (eg Braehead) and outdoor snow slopes – home and abroad. Please make sure you enter in your correct age category. See current age category section.
Note it is your responsibility to enter races. Some races have limited spaces available or may not allow late entries. Sometimes a late entry fee is charged.
Register with Snowsport Scotland (U14 and older) to get your competitor registration number. You are not allowed to compete in a race without this. This will cost you an annual membership fee. It is not necessary but you can join for free if you are U14 and have a competitor registration number. However as soon as your year of birth falls in the U14 category even if your birthday is later in the year you must pay a membership fee. Your competitor registration number will be a 5-digit number beginning with a “3”.
Race insurance- if you are a member of LSR and competing in the UK then you are covered by LSR. For races abroad it is important that you have your own insurance even if you are just race training. If you have winter insurance policies already, it is worth checking this covers races and race training as this is quite specific and the standard polices do not always cover this.
LSR Race Fees- LSR organises three races at Midlothian Snowsports Centre each year (in addition to our own internal Club events) which are open to racers from across the UK. The entry fees for these races are set periodically by the LSR Treasurer in conjunction with the race organisers and should be paid by Paypal in advance of the race. They are set at a level to cover the cost of running the race. They include uplift, use of practice slope and race slope and hire of equipment from Midlothian Snowsports Centre when required.
Please note that race entry fees cannot be paid by cash or cheque on race day.