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  

FIS Development Alpine Training Camp South America, El Colorado (CHI) 7th - 27th July 2019

Biathlon Day at Harbour House Range, Athy, Co. Kildare :  23rd June 2019

Ski Test and Athletic Test - 10th - 13th June 2019, in Austria and Italy.

Biathlon / Roller Ski Introductory Day 19th May 2019:  Harbour House Range, Athy, Co. Kildare.


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)  The Team will depart for this event on 24th January.  

FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships - February 1st - 9th : Park City (USA)  Brendan Newby and John Brown will compete in this event in Big Air, Slope Style and Halfpipe

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships - February 4th - 17th : Are (SWE)  The Team for Sweden are Tess Arbez, Cormac Comerford and Kieran Norris.

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)

Click to download all SAI Events 2019






Latest News & Events

FIS Development Alpine Training Camp South America, El Colorado (CHI)

Friday, 21 June 2019

Alpine Skiers, Gloria Lyons and Alex Ainsworth will head off to Chile for the FIS Alpine Training Camp (7th - 27th July 2019).

Welcome New Licence holders 2019/2020

Friday, 21 June 2019

We welcome new Alpine Skiers for the 2019-2020 season: Alec Scott (FIS transfer) and Charlotte Turner.

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  • Phone: +353 1 6615200
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  • Email: info@snowsports.ie


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