We’re Leeds Snowriders, the University of Leeds’ one and only ski and snowboard club. We run snowsports holidays, compete in national competitions, hold the biggest socials in Leeds and shred every week at our local fridge. Members can expect low-price holidays twice a year, entry to socials (bar tabs!!), and access to our ever growing list of sponsors.
Our holidays always include return coach travel, accommodation and a local area lift pass as well as a few little trip goodies! On the holidays we also run events all week long that you are more than welcome to participate in if that’s your thing. We have racing and freestyle introduction lessons which went down a storm last year, as well as a super fun relaxed race event on each holiday too. We always have a tailored social schedule to ensure we have the best time whilst in resort, with a variety of different bars and clubs with everyone’s tastes catered for, if everyone’s tastes are French nightclubs filled with Leeds Uni students – which they are.
We are always looking for ways that everyone can get involved with our society, and this has to be the easiest way! We throw pretty good socials, and they have been known to be the best in Leeds. So, how do we get to make the biggest and craziest socials ever? We have been known to put lots of money behind the bar, this year we will be giving out drinks tokens to ensure everyone gets their fair share of the drinks! We also have loads of activities planned at the socials so that everyone can get to know each other, because sometimes the race and freestyle teams don’t overlap enough. You don’t have to be a big drinker to attend our socials either, they are just as much fun for sober people too! Everyone is welcome!
Our first social is on the last day of fresher’s week, Friday the 22th of September, at the Packhorse pub from 4pm onwards. We’ll have a load of free stuff to give away, including a free place on the Christmas ski trip. Don't miss out on this one, it's gonna be BIG!!!
We have a social every month throughout term courtesy of our social queen ellie, with different themes, venues and opportunities to get your hands on free stuff at each. So keep your eyes peeled for what’s coming up.
Riding during the term
Because we want everyone to get as much access to the slopes as possible, we will be running beginners lessons in affiliation with SSE, these lessons will start sometime in the first semester, and work out cheaper for you, so fill up fast! So make sure you stay up to date on our Facebook page to ensure you don’t miss out!
Every Thursday during term time we run trips to our local snowdome in Castleford for freestyle sessions. We discount the price of the trip down to £20 for our members; getting you 2 hours of shred time, as well as equipment hire and return travel from Uni. We all hang around and have a drink afterwards too, where the Captain usually gives out a prize to whoever impressed him the most that night! Whether you're an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro - EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!
Every Tuesday we run our race training sessions, either at Rossendale or at Cas, for a few hours of light-hearted racing. It’s a lot of fun and very addictive, and there is also instruction from experienced racers, as well as transport and equipment rental included. Again, it doesn't matter whether you're a newbie or a pro - we want everyone to come along and get involved!
Both of these trips sell out every week so if it’s something you’re interested in, come see us Monday to Thursday in the Student's Union, 12:30-1:30 to sign up or ask us any questions at all! We look forward to seeing you!
We go to lots of competitions throughout the year and the level of involvement is entirely up to you! We enter as many race teams as we get with a wide range of abilities and we enter a snowboard race team – We also enter individuals for freestyle too. If you want to try out for our freestyle and racing competitions come down to one of our weekly sessions and speak to our Race and Freestyle captains Chris and Olly for more information.
We have a busy competition schedule this year, taking us all over the UK! Most of the smaller competitions are local, but we’ll be heading up to BUDS in Edinburgh in November for a messy weekend with loads of other UK universities, so don’t miss out!! Being part of our competitions team is a great way to meet new people and represent the university on a very casual basis. Even if you don’t feel up to competing just yet, we love taking along spectators to cheer on our competitors and soak up the hillside atmosphere.
Media and Merchandise
Come see us at the freshers fair and sign up to membership to get your free freshers T and ask about the brand new merch we have for this year, it’s pretty sick!
We've got big plans for Media and Merchandise this year - So keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular edits, and look out for the cameras at all of our events. As well as this, we'll be releasing loads of sick new club merch for you guys throughout the year, so keep a look out! In addition to all our deals with our amazing sponsors to get you kitted out.
Throughout the year we will be running competitions involving either photography or video editing, with the chance to win prizes from our sponsors or a holiday…. We’re always looking for people to take pictures at our events as well, so if you fancy making a bit of money, chat to our Media and Merchandise Secretaries Jordan and Ella to get the details!
We’ll be at the fresher’s fair on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th of September in the Sports Hall so do come see us and have a chat.
If you have any questions in the meantime or during term you can reach us in the following ways;
Hope to see you all at an event soon!
Leeds Snowriders Committee 17/18,
Hough, Eleanor, Liam, Sophie, Ellie, Chris, Olly, Jordan and Ella
And OHHHH we love our SPONSORS!!!!
The club would not be what it is without its amazing sponsors and partnerships, so if your looking for some new stash, skis or a few cool businesses check these guys out! We have more to come to entice you over this year but to get started I’d like to introduce our new 2017/2018 sponsors!!!
The AfterJam brand is the birth-child of two individuals who share a common passion for snow sports. Having met a few years ago in Val Thorens, France they have been on some very silly adventures. Something AfterJam and Leeds Snowriders have in common check them out at https://www.afterjamsnow.com
And use code ‘LEEDS20’ for 20% off all items in store!
Drop cliffs not bombs. These guys have one aim: ski as much as possible. They’ve teamed up with the best skiers in the world to provide exciting products to keep us all shredding. Check them out at https://www.planksclothing.com
And use code ‘SCHOOLOFSHRED’ for 15% off of all Planks items!
UK- based clothing brand set up by two Snow riding brothers- check out their awesome clothes on their website http://www.brocerystore.com
Use code ‘LEEDSSNOWRIDERS1718’ for 10% off discount code!
Polarised goggles designed in the UK. Panda Optics combines advanced technology to enhance vision, comfort and safety through polarised lenses.
Check out the brand at http://www.pandaoptics.co.uk
Use Members Code ‘LSR1820’ (case sensitive) for 20% off all items
This incredible ski manufacturer will be our ski sponsor for this year- check out their amazing edits and website at https://factionskis.com
And follow this link - http://factionskis.com/forthefew
To create an account with faction which then gives 20% discount access to all members for skis and 30% discount for all members on soft goods (T-Shirts, beanies etc.)
Freeze Pro Shop:
The number one stop for all your snow riding gear and needs! This awesome UK outdoor equipment shop can be found at https://www.freezeproshop.com
Use Code ‘FPSLEEDSSR1718’ for 15% off all Freeze pro shop items
Partnered with our holiday company Wasteland you can protect your eyes with Melon goggles and sunglasses! Check out their sweet products on their website www.melonoptics.com and check for discount codes.
Rise outdoor clothing
They sell high quality, ethical and good-looking kit and support the UK outdoors scene by sharing stories and media from their favourite adventurers.
Check them out at https://rise-outdoors.co.uk
And use code: LS-RISE
discount code for 40% off your first order.