Rydal Penrhos Community

      At Rydal Penrhos we are fortunate to be within an hour’s drive of 3 artificial ski slopes and the snow of the Manchester Chill Factore is just a little further away.

      As a result skiing has been a significant part of the school’s co-curricular programme for a number of years. Ski racers train in preparation for competitions there are annual skiing excursions to the Alps, Dolomites and America.

      Ski racing in Wales is organised by Snowsport Wales, the National Governing Body, and the race cycle starts with the North Wales Championships in September at Plas y Brenin, Snowdonia. Our skiers dominate this competition and progress to the Welsh Championships on the West Wales coast at Llangranog.

      Again, many of our teams achieve great success and the finish positions in this competition will qualify for the British Championships which are held in Pontypool in November. Pupils progress from here into Welsh and British squads who train in the Alps during the winter months.

      Our skiers are supported in the off-season by our athletic development programme which assists them in achieving their training goals.