World Alpine Championships Youth Camp

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Please see below and attached information from British Ski & Snowboard – please circulate.



Dear all


We have received a very exciting invitation from the organising committee of the World Alpine Championships to be held next February in Schladming, Austria.


The organisers are planning to run a Youth Camp alongside the main event, with opportunities for two young people from each FIS nation to stay in Schladming for a week to see some of the racing (and meet the competitors), and to participate in a number of cultural and sport related events.


You will see from the extract below that they are asking each NGB to nominate two interested young people, ideally people who are keen members of a club, and who contribute to the activities of that club in an exceptional way. All clubs will have ideas on who should go - they may not necessarily be your best athletes, but your best club members.


All expenses whilst there are to be covered by the host committee (please see the details below).


Prospective participants need to be aged between 14-18 years by the time of the event in February 2013.


I would like to ask that clubs send applications to me before the 14th July 2012 (any applications received after this date will not be considered). Applications should include:


   1. The reason why the club feels the candidate should go - max 500 words
   2. A few words from the nominee about why they should be considered for this event - max 500 words
   3. A note from the parents to say that they consent to the nomination
   4. Full contact details for the nominee/parents, and for the club official who is supporting the application; date of birth of applicant
   5. Schladming Youth Camp form filled in (attached)


Please note that BSS will not be responsible for the costs of travel or logistic arrangements, or for any aspect of the care of the young people during this event. Once the successful candidates have been announced, clubs and parents should satisfy themselves that suitable arrangements for care are in place.


When applications close, the nominations will be considered by Jenny Shute, Dave Edwards (CEO of BSS), and by the BSS coaching staff. Their decision will be final.

Successful candidates will be notified by 27th July 2012; BSS will then propose the names to the Youth Camp organisers.


This is an amazing opportunity for whoever goes.



Kirsty Buchanan
British Ski and Snowboard
( +44 207 842 5764 (office)



British Ski and Snowboarding
60 Charlotte Street
GB- London, W1T 2NU


International Youth camp of FIS and ÖSV at the
Schladming / Steiermark / Austria


Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Dear friends,


On the occasion of the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships 2013, the Austrian Ski Federation will organise an International Youth-Camp under the patronage of the International Ski Federation.


We are pleased to invite the national federations of FIS to choose young persons from their federation and to nominate them to participate in this World Championship Youth-Camp. Accordingly, we offer to host your nominee as follows:


National Federation     Great Britain
Our invitation is valid for              2 young persons (m/f)
Duration 11.2. – 17.2.2013
Conditions for participation

  • Age-group            14 - 18 years
  • Language             basic English required
  • Skiing ability        good


Our invitation includes:

  • Full-board accommodation in the area of Schladming
  • Travel costs according to arrangement with us (flight or train).
  • Visit to the Championship’s events
  • Ski pass
  • Coaching by qualified ski-instructors and coaches of the Austria Ski Federation
  • Youth Camp Programme


Possible criteria for selecting participants

Selection of participants is up to the national federations, the following suggestions intend to help you in making your choice. Participants could be selected …

… for special achievements in your federation

… by a prominent jury

… for winning a youth competition

… for participating in international networks

… to get a chance to experience a foreign country and ski resort



  • Visiting the events and the entertainment program of the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships 2013 in Schladming
  • Skiing with our ski-instructors
  • Meet and greet with the athletes
  • Social, Educational and Cultural Programme


We look forward to welcome young skiers from your federation at the International Youth Camp Schladming 2013 and will do our best to make their visit to the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships an exciting and experience.


With best regards from Innsbruck


Prof. Peter Schröcksnadel                                               Dr. Klaus Leistner

President                                                Secretary General

Österreichischer Skiverband / Austrian Ski Federation


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