CESA works with ESSkiA (English Schools Ski Association) to encourage skiing in schools and there are opportunities for skiing in schools all year round.
The English Schools Ski Association runs a weekend of regional qualifying races each September ahead of the national schools championships which take place in October each year. Success at the national finals can lead to school team selection to represent England at the British Schools Championships. Individuals participating for their schools in ESSKIA events may be selected to join the ESSKIA squads which train in Austria and Norway each year. From there, squad members may be selected to represent England at the ISF World School Championships which takes place every two years. Further information about ESSkiA can be found at www.esskia.com.
Regional and Area races
In addition to the ESSkiA races, there are regional and area schools ski races which take place locally at other times of the year.
The Birmingham and South Midlands Schools race usually takes place in March each year at Ackers Adventure in Birmingham. This race is organised by Midland Ski Club. Further information about this race can be found at http://www.midlandski.org.uk/schoolsrace.php
The CESA regional race usually takes place in June at Telford Ski Centre. The regional race covers schools in:
- West Midlands,
Further information about this race can be found at 2012 CESA Schools Races