Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Friday, 13 September 2019

The Robert Hovey trophy

At the British Roller Ski Championships at the Olympic Park, London, on Saturday 7 September, the Robert Hovey Trophy was presented to George Gabriel for his work in developing young skiers.

Robert was a founding member of Lakeland Cross Country Ski Club and carved the trophy from a fallen tree in Dallam Park, Milnthorpe, in 1993.

The trophy is awarded by the Snowsport England Nordic Committee to individuals and organisations which have made an outstanding contribution to cross-country skiing in the UK.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Skiing on Cumbrian snow

We've had two ski tours so far this winter - both setting off from the A6 on the eastern side of the Lake District.

Nick Gray snatched a solo tour between the thaws on 20 January to ski out to Mosedale bothy and back.
Here's his tour in his words: "I took a 'P-shaped route' over the Yarlsides to Harrop Pike with fine views to the Kentmere fells and The Pennines. Over Tarn Crag to pick up the track down Mosedale at the foot of Branstree. Skied to the bothy at Mosedale Cottage and returned up Little Mosedale to Gt Yarlside. -3C, no wind, no cloud, powdery but compacted snow - perfect!"

And then on 2 February, we had a sizeable party complete a tour of Bannisdale in near-perfect conditions. The tour was led  by Kevin and Christine Cook (Photos courtesy of Brian Smith).