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Club Highlights for 2017

3 new Club Committee members (Chair, Secretary & Rollerski from December 2016)
22% increase in membership
Membership fee unchanged (from £17pa - includes Telemark & Rollerski coaching)
New Club Rollerski equipment
24 Telemark coaching sessions (Saturdays at Chill Factore)
7 Rollerski coaching sessions (Saturdays at UCLan cycle track, Preston)
A number of Rollerski Tours
7th North West Telemark Festival (20th May at Chill Factore) The largest in UK
2nd Rollerski race (16th September at UCLan cycle track, Preston)
1st hosting since 2008* of the prestigious Snowsport England Roller Skills Weekend (Salt Ayre, Lancaster)
Hosting the Snowsport England Telemark level One Instructor Training Course (Chill Factore)
A further 100 skiing sessions – (Monday & Wednesday am every week at Chill Factore)
2 new Rollerski Instructors
5 new trainee Telemark Instructors
Members competed in the British Telemark Championships Prolognan la Vanoise (Savoie, France)
Chairman appointed New SSE Telemark Tutor (who trains & qualifies instructors)
New GoSki/GoBoard website Club and session activity entries
MCCSC website - dated information updated and more being worked on
Major rewrite of the Club Constitution approved at the AGM held 17 November 2017
MCCSC AGM & Social held 17 November 2017 – The above were some of the points covered
 *the club hosted the event in the 2000s with Lakeland Cross-Country Ski Club taking over in 2009

Club Profile

Manchester Cross-Country Ski Club (MCCSC) was founded in January 1984 in Altrincham as a focus for people with an interest in cross-country skiing.

MCCSC is now a multidiscipline Nordic club for Cross‑Country, Roller and Telemark Skiers in and around Manchester and Preston, UK. Join in the fun with fellow free‑heelers in the North West of England and develop with free coaching for members (except the North West Telemark Festival).

MCCSC is proud of the strength and depth of its coaches and being one of the largest Cross‑Country club and the largest civilian Telemark club in England. Our common aim is to share and enjoy free‑heel skiing, bringing like-minded people together to ski, whether it be on a cycle track, road, indoor ski slope or the mountains.

Membership now covers a wide area of the North-West. MCCSC provides a range of activities including:
  - Roller ski courses on a purpose built cycle track (UCLan Sports Arena, Preston)
  - Roller ski tours
  - Roller ski racing
  - Telemark instruction (Chill Factore, Manchester)
  - Telemark racing (Chill Factore, Manchester)
  - Coaching Award Scheme to become an Instructor or Coach, in Roller, Cross-Country & Telemark skiing

Additionally the club has members who also take part in snow based cross-country ski activities abroad such as recreational and race skiing on prepared tracks, biathlon, telemark downhill skiing and hut to hut touring. Some members also take advantage of UK snow to explore Britain’s hills on skis.

MCCSC caters for a considerable variety of skiing skills and ability and welcomes beginners* and experienced skiers alike.

*Note that introduction to Telemark requires previous Alpine skiing experience.

For the latest information and upcoming events see events or our Facebook page

Club Constitution

Club constitution is available here.

SSE Affiliated Club

Club’s SSE Affiliation certificate is available here.

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