Our story Banner content: Our vision: for the UK to become one of the top five Olympic ski and snowboarding nations by 2030. Background image for the banner: GB Snowsport (GBS) is the national governing body for snowsports in the UK, managing elite British teams and the development pathway for those athletes. We select, manage and lead British teams to international events, promote participation in FIS and World Para snowsports disciplines, and provide opportunities for our athletes to achieve their full potential as individuals and as a team. In July 2018, GBS took on responsibilities for Parasnowsports including Alpine, Nordic and Snowboard, while it continues to licence competitors in Alpine, Cross Country, Freestyle Skiing, Snowboarding, Telemark, Speed Skiing and Ski Jumping. Over 350 athletes are registered with GBS and compete in international events, and the organisation works closely with Clubs, Academies and the Home Nations to provide opportunities for aspiring international athletes. Equality As the national governing body for snow sports we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity in all that we do, from selecting athletes and coaches, through to the appointment of boards, and the hiring of staff. We will challenge discrimination, and work hard to increase the diversity of our sport. Diversity The GB Snowsport Board is committed to achieving gender parity and developing a more diverse Board and workforce. The GB Snowsport Board will strive to achieve a minimum 30% gender balance target on its Board and on its Discipline Committees. All appropriate action will be taken to achieve this target, as will actions towards achieving greater diversity on the GB Snowsport Board to include representation by Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) and disabled persons. Mental Health GB Snowsport is a unique environment, one which makes significant demands on all of those who work and train in it; and creates the possibility of mental health challenges at some point. Therefore, it requires a dynamic approach to mental health that educates and promotes positive mental health, and reduces the risk of mental health problems developing, alongside an early intervention approach to managing problems as they arise. Statistics 2 medals won at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 7 medals won at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics £6.75m UK Sport investment for the next Olympic cycle £3.5m UK Sport investment for the next Paralympic cycle GB Snowsport has the ambition for the UK to be one of the top five ski and snowboard nations in the world by 2030. After Jenny Jones’ record breaking first British medal on snow at the 2014 Sochi Games, UK Sport, the UK’s high performance sports agency, began funding the GB Park & Pipe team, enabling the support of a full coaching programme as well as athlete personal support for 16 of the best athletes. In October 2016, Dan Hunt joined the organisation as its new Performance Director. With Olympic success coaching the British male and female endurance cycling teams, as well as time spent at Team Sky and the Premier League, Dan has the experience to guide the organisation towards the next stage. After winning two more medals at PyeongChang 2018 and achieving a host of World Cup podiums and top 10s in multiple disciplines, GBS received a funding increase for the Beijing 2022 cycle which also includes an allocation for Parasnowsports which won seven medals. PyeongChang 2018 The PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games were the most successful ever for British snowsports. Izzy Atkin won GB’s first ever medal on skis with a bronze medal in the Ski Slopestyle and Billy Morgan was the first male snowboarder to bag a medal, with bronze in the inaugural Big Air competition. Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe won ParalympicsGB’s second ever gold medal for in PyeongChang, and together with Millie Knight and Brett Wild earned seven medals for Great Britain’s best ever result in snowsports at the Winter Paralympics. Towards Beijing 2022 GBS is already looking towards the next Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, which will take place in Beijing in 2022. New programmes have been created in disciplines the UK has not previously achieved success, including Ski Cross, Snowboard Cross and Moguls, while the Parasnowsports disciplines are being integrated into its GBS’s successful structure. Developing up-and-coming talent, as well as nurturing those athletes who are already showing themselves to be able to perform on the world stage will be critical to the ongoing success of British snowsports.