About the club

Yorkshire Dales Cross Country Ski Club is a very busy one! We take part in on-snow skiing with annual club holidays, we run 3 weekly roller ski sessions per week, and we hold many social events through-out the year. These include roller ski tours, walks, bike rides, canoe trips, meals out and more.

We would like to thank you for visiting our website – we hope you like what you see and look forward to meeting you soon.  Please feel free to get in touch to say hi and if you have any questions, go to the contact us page to drop us a message!

Our aim is to promote cross country skiing and roller skiing as sporting and recreational activities for people of all ages and abilities, including complete beginners. Rollerskiing is cross-county skiing on wheels and is certainly the best method of learning cross country technique. In fact, many people opt to rollerski as a sport in itself, with no intention of moving onto snow. We offer regular practice sessions, equipment hire and tuition by club members who are qualified SSE Instructors.

We don’t just practise rollerskiing, we also head out on rollerski tours throughout the summer in Yorkshire and across the UK. It is a great opportunity to join up with other cross country ski clubs too.  If you feel the need for speed and fancy getting competitive, there is a full and challenging roller ski race calendar which can be accessed via Snowsports England. You can also qualify for the Snowsport England Nordic Proficiency Awards with the YDCCSC (including rollerskiing).

We are affiliated to Snowsport England (SSE), the official governing body for cross country ski clubs. Amongst other things, SSE organises training courses for cross country skiers on rollerskis and on snow, as well as courses for Telemark skiers, on a national basis. SSE also provides specialist advice and arranges the very important public liability insurance for the affiliated cross country ski clubs. It makes grants towards club equipment, and YDCCSC has benefited from this.

YDCCSC ensure a duty of care to all members by adopting and implementing the ‘SNOWSAFE’ Policy, SSE’s policy for safeguarding children. Please also see the ‘Links’ page for details of our own Data Protection and Privacy Policy.

At the moment, our weekly roller ski sessions are as follows:

Wednesday evenings 7-9pm at the Brownlee Track, Leeds.

Friday evenings 7.30-9pm at the York Sports Village track.

Sunday mornings 9-11.30am at the York Sports Village track.

If you are coming along for the first time it is essential that you contact Martin Roscoe or Martin Appleby in advance. We need to ensure that we have the right equipment for you. And these sessions are occasionally cancelled due to other events.

Happy skiing.