Increased funding across more disciplines for UK snowsports
British Ski & Snowboard announced investment in snow sports outside the successful ‘park and pipe programme’ which has generated three Olympic medals over the last two campaigns, following the UK Sport announcement of a substantial rise in funding for the British Ski & Snowboard team in the run up to the Beijing 2022 Olympics following their best ever Olympic results year in PyeongChang 2018 (KOR) earlier this year.
“This is great news for all of our sports and of course the athletes,” said Vicky Gosling OBE, British Ski & Snowboard CEO. “It is not only a sign of the progression British snow sports has made in recent years, it also shows UK Sport believe we will continue to generate more Olympic medals on snow, something that hadn’t even been achieved before 2014.”
“Our aim is to be one of the top five snow sports nations by 2030, and we need to be competitive across a range of disciplines if we are going to get there. Over the course of the next four years we’re going to see more investment across more disciplines, while ensuring our park and pipe programme remains right up there with the best in the world.
“There’s a lot of hard work still to be done, but we’re already getting the right programmes and coaching structures in place to set ourselves up for the best chance of success.”