About Us

The Snowsports Association of Ireland (formerly known as the Ski Association of Ireland) was formed in 1971 to promote the development of the growing sport of Skiing in Ireland and affiliated to the International Governing Body of the sport, namely Federation Internationale De Ski (FIS) and subsequently the Olympic movement through the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI).The Snowsports Association of Ireland has been affiliated to the Federation Internationale De Ski for more than twenty years and the Olympic Council of Ireland since 1997.

What does the SAI do?

The main object of the Snowsports Association of Ireland is to promote the sport of snowsports and assoicated winter sports.

  • Development of recreational and of National and International competition.
  • Developmnet and promotion of the sport both at Irish national and international level.
  • Make representations to Government Departments, Statutory bodies and other authorities in Ireland and abroad in the furtherance of these objectives.

Upcoming International & National Events 

Roller Ski Event at Galway Run Marathon - 6th October 2018 :  Galway (IRL)

Irish Open (Artificial Ski Slope) Alpine Ski Championships - 6th & 7th October 2018 : Dublin (IRL)

Trofeu Borrufa  - January 28th - 31st (Age Category : U16 & U14) :  Vallnord - Arcalis (AND)

FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships - February 1st - 9th : Park City (USA)

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships - February 4th - 17th : Are (SWE)

European Youth Olympic Festival - February 4th-17th :  Sarajevo (BIH) Age Category 2001 & 2002

FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships - February 18th - 27th : Val de Fassa (ITA) 

FIS Nordic World Championships - February 19th - March 3rd : Seefeld (AUT)

29th Winter Universiade - March 2nd - 12th :  Krasnoyarsk (RUS)

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Latest News & Events

SAI Strategic Plan 2018-2022

Monday, 10 September 2018

Welcome to the Snowsports Association of Ireland (SAI) Strategic Plan 2018 – 2022. This is an exciting time for the SAI as this plan marks a significant milestone in the continuing development of the organization and is the first long-term strategic plan designed to set out a clear path for the future.

PyeongChang 2018 Snowsports Winter Olympic Team

Sunday, 04 February 2018

The 5 Snowsports athletes and their Support team have arrived in PyeongChang which allows them a full week to prepare for their events, train and acclimatise to conditions ahead of the opening ceremony on the 9th February. For each of these athletes, reaching the Winter Olympics is the culmination of an arduous four-year campaign. 3 of the athletes (2 Alpine and 1 Snowboard) received an International Olympic scholarship to enable them to reach this milestone in their Ski/Snowboard Career.


© 2018 Snowsports Association of Ireland
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  • Phone: +353 1 6615200
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  • Email: info@snowsports.ie


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