Freestyle update

Check out below especially grom games and grom camp at Bracknell which is straight after squad training 

We hope you’re all having a great winter, whether you’re lucky enough to be skiing in the mountains or just ripping it up at your local slope. It’s been a great few weeks for British snowsports as UK athletes have been getting some incredible results in competitions all over the world in major events including the X Games, US Open and the Olympics.

We’re having an awesome winter and recently just returned from a trip to Scotland where they have had some of the best snow conditions in the last 20 years.
Anyway, please read our newsletter and find out all the latest gossip in the Freeski world including upcoming Salomon Grom camps.

 Manchester Chill factore – 25th FEB, 7pm -9pm

This is our only camp in February and the next one won’t be until April so we have decided that we have to make it an extra special camp! There will be an awesome freestyle set up which will suit all standards of skiers. We try to build a Rookie line of jumps and rails and a Pro line with bigger jumps and more tech rails and boxes. There will be loads of prizes up for grabs at the end of the session as well as free DVDs for everyone who attends. To reserve your place go to (We strongly recommend you book your place in advance due to high demand for this camp)

 Bracknell ski centre – 4th APRIL, 12pm – 4pm

This is the first camp we have run at an outdoor centre this year and we’re super excited as we have exclusive use of the whole slope which will be filled with jumps of all sizes and a massive choice of rails and boxes. This will be a great place to work on your freestyle skills for those of you haven’t done freestyle before, as well as for those at pro level. We will also be holding a super relaxed Jam session for the last part of the camp where you can win loads of prizes from the Grom sponsors and everyone can take away free DVDs & stickers. To reserve your place go to

 Tamworth Snowdome – 13th APRIL, 7pm – 10pm

We can’t wait to get back to Tamworth as they always supply us with an exclusive freestyle arena consisting of some of the best rails and boxes in the UK, including loads of new features for 2010.
This camp is for all standards of skiers from first time trying freestyle to pro level and we have loads of prizes to hand out at the end of the camps as well as free DVDs and stickers and we will also be announcing the Grom of the month at this event! To reserve your place go to

Manchester Chill factore – 29th APRIL, 7pm – 9pm

On this camp we will have our very own exclusive freestyle area with loads of features including a few different jumps as well as one big one for the pros! There will be prize giving straight after the camp with prizes for the most improved, hardest working and best tricks. To reserve your place go to (We strongly recommend you book your place well in advance due to high demand for this camp)

Salomon Freeski TV visits Scotland.

Salomon Freeski TV came back to the UK this month but this time they visited the Scottish mountains. What perfect timing as Scotland are having their best winter for over 20 years! The crew travelled to different resorts including Cairngorm, Lecht and Nevis range and met up with loads of the locals. It was super challenging weather but the snow was incredible and the crew got well looked after and had a awesome time. The episode won’t be out until the end of the year but here is a sneaky trailer from GROM TV. Type this YOUTUBE link into your browser -

Woodsy, Becky Hammond, & James Machon at US Open

As some of you may be aware British Big air & slopestyle champ James Woods aka Woodsy and Becky Hammond have been training in the US all winter and they both recently competed in the Aspen US Open. This is one of the biggest freeski events in the world and they both blew all expectations. Woodsy managed to pull out one of his best ever runs in the slopestyle which included his new jump, a switch double cork 1080 and came 5th overall while Becky who has been training pipe all season put down a great run to come 4th overall. Also, a big shout out to James Machon who competed in the halfpipe against some of the biggest names in the world and got a well respected 14th place. These are some of the best results British riders have ever got in such big events and we’re super proud of them!

THE GROM GAMES – Freeski & snowboard competition 17th APRIL, 3pm – 10.30pm

Don’t get this event mixed up with a Grom camp; the Oakley Grom Games is a new Freeski & Snowboard competition for all ages of riders who want to show off their skills to the judges and be in with a chance of winning some of the biggest prizes ever to be given away at a UK snowsports event! Salomon Freeski & Salomon Snowboards are also supporting this event and we have a 50″ Panasonic TV to give away to the winner plus loads more.

There will be jam sessions throughout the day followed by an evening invitational knockout comp which will feature some of the biggest name pro riders. Those already confirmed include Best of Brits champion Mr Paddy Graham, British big air champion James Woods (aka Woodsy) and London ride champion Murray Buchan. Pro snowboarders Sparrow Knox and Jamie Nicholls have also been invited plus many more big names but it’s all about who does well on the day and there will be some incredible prizes up for grabs in all age groups.

To book your spot and for more info please (We strongly recommend you book your spot now as there are limited spaces and are already booking up fast)

British Freeski camps 2010 in Saas Fee

Before you know it, summer will be here and we’re heading back out to the best summer hangout spot in the world: Saas Fee, Switzerland for the British Freeski camps 2010. We can already confirm coaches Pat Sharples, Woodsy, Andy Bennett, Paddy Graham and Dave Young. For all the latest info and booking

The BRITS 2010

The biggest event of the year for British Freeskiers will be taking place in Laax, Switzerland from the 21st – 28th March.

Already it looks like it’s going to be another amazing week of Freeski action and parties.
To find out more about the Brits visit


All the best
Darren Schmidt