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Family Ski News | May 26, 2022

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Dry slope skiing – SASA Interschool Challenge

Teresa Fisher

Just because the ski season’s finished, there’s no need to stop skiing.  In fact, there are plenty of events taking place throughout the year at your local dry ski slope.

For instance, this weekend the annual SASA (Southampton Area Ski Assocation) Interschool Challenge is taking place at the Southampton Alpine Centre on the south coast.

The SASA Interschool Challenge is an annual event held each May, and is open to skiers of all abilities, from any school that can raise a team of three or more skiers. They will compete on a slalom course for individual and school team prizes in both Primary and Secondary School categories.

Last year’s Primary Schools event was won by Otterbourne Primary School, with Portsmouth Grammar School in second place, and West Hill Park School coming third. In the Secondary School category, Portsmouth Grammar School came first, with Romsey School second, and Thornden School third.

The Southampton Area Ski Association is very involved in the promotion of skiing for school children, and very active in supporting ESSKIA (the English Schools Ski Association). Sixty-six children from thirteen schools will be taking part in this year’s Interschool Challenge, which takes place at 11am-3pm this Sunday, 6th May.

The FamilySkiNews team is well represented too, with three of our children racing.  If you’re in the area, come along (bring a cowbell if you have one), cheer on the kids and join in all the fun!