The Hampton School Ski Team has been entering British Schools events on snow and on dry slope regularly for the last eight years. Our racers compete at Regional and National events and at FIS level.
The Hampton School Ski Team trains at Sandown Park every Thursday evening throughout the Autumn and Spring Terms.
The competitive year starts with the Dry Slope season and in June each year the team advertises for new recruits prepared to come to training sessions at Sandown Park, for practice and selection for the English Schools Ski Association (ESSKIA) races which are held which are held in the Autumn.
Last year we took four teams of four to the qualifying race in Welwyn. Two teams reached the English Schools Finals and one team represented the school in the English Open Finals in Rossendale.
Many members of the ski team train at Sandown Park Ski Race Club, or with Berkshire Race Squad at Bracknell where they are trained by Sandown Head Coach Kevin Blanks, or Berkshire’s Pete Heywood. They compete in regional and national races on dry slope and on snow.
The School organises an annual Junior Ski trip for pupils in the Second and Third Year and a senior trip for boys in the Fourth Year and above.
The Junior trip usually travels at the start of the Christmas holidays and past visits have included Tignes, Les Menuires,Serre Chevalier and Alpes D’Huez.
The Senior trip also travels at the start of the Christmas holidays and have recently visited Cervinia in Italy and Winter Park and Heavenly in Colorado.