Scottish Schools


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Each academic year the SSSA runs up to 7 major schools tournaments and festivals between September and May. These incorporate more than 30 separate events which are delivered across Scotland and attracting more than 2500 primary and secondary school pupils to participate in fun, inclusive and accessible competitions for all abilities of skier and snowboarder.

Please use this website find out all about all our events. We look forward to seeing you at one of them.

Established in 1971, the Scottish Schools Snowsports Association has long been appointed by the Governing Body of Snowsports to support the development of Scottish snowsports. Over the decades it has provided many exciting opportunities to Scottish schools and crowned countless school champions. Many of these have been inspired by their success and enjoyment of schools skiing and gone on to engage in snowsports for life. Some have even gone on to represent their country on the world stage.


"The primary objective of the SSSA is to ensure that every pupil in Scotland has the OPPORTUNITY to access inclusive, safe and fun schools snowsports events, and is INSPIRED and MOTIVATED to go on and engage further in regular snowsports activity through school, a local club or with their family, choosing it as one of their sports for life." - Iain Ramsay-Clapham (Chairman SSSA)


The SSSA are hugely grateful to more than 25 organisations who offer their generous support each year to help us deliver equal and accessible opportunities for youngsters to engage in snowsports. We stand together working for one common purpose...


The Tiso-Blues Group became the official snowsports retail sponsor of the SSSA in 2014. Each year they cover the significant costs of medal and trophy production.THANK YOU TO TISO BLUES!


Rossignol became official ski brand sponsor of the SSSA in 2023, offering key support that now covers the insurance costs of the organisation.THANK YOU ROSSIGNOL!

The fantastic network of Scottish snowsports clubs provide huge support to the SSSA with experienced volunteers and trained officials taking up the mantle of event organisers and crew at events for nothing more than a thank you and a free coffee and bacon roll! THANK YOU ALL! 


Every year more than 15 Scottish snowsports facilities host SSSA events, offering passes at rock bottom prices to help keep costs as low as possible for pupils.THANK YOU ALL!


Since 1971 the SSSA has had a close working relationship with Snowsport Scotland (SSS), the National Governing Body for Snowsports who offer expertise and resource to support. promote and bolster all the activities of the SSSA.THANK YOU SNOWSPORT SCOTLAND!

If you or your organisation are passionate about supporting inclusion and diversity in grass roots sport, and looking for an opportunity for brand exposure and a socially responsible role in the Scottish community, we would like to hear from you to discuss sponsorship opportunities with the SSSA. To find out more, please email the Chair Iain Ramsay-Clapham at