Ski Club Members Ski Test Team 2020

This is your chance to join Mark Jones and the rest of the team and be part of the Ski Club’s annual Ski Tests. For the first time we’re giving Ski Club members the opportunity to be part of the team who will ski on next year’s skis first and tell us what you think of them.

So if you love chatting about ski kit, enjoy skiing all day in a variety of conditions, want a chance to be a ski model (you’ll be photographed throughout by our pro photographer) and be part of a team of like-minded people then this is for you…

We want The Ski Club’s ski tests to be the best most comprehensive, independent and valuable tests available. We believe that adding members' testing insights will augment the Pro Test Team’s detailed analysis to create the ultimate ski test results and reviews.

The Application Process

The Ski Club’s Members Test Team will be selected following a two-step application process – a written application will be followed by an interview. We believe this is the best way to give a fair opportunity to all members to have a chance to be involved. The team will be selected using the following principles:

  • Ski Club ski profile level: Purple+
  • A mix of male and female testers
  • A range of ages represented
  • Your ability to be an effective team member
  • Your ability to communicate and describe your opinion about ski equipment

To apply, please email Amanda Pirie amanda.pirie@skiclub.co.uk with the subject title ‘Members Test Team Application 2020’ answering the following questions:

  • What is your Ski Club membership number?
  • What is your Ski Club profile level? (see: www.skiclub.co.uk/holidays/my-ski-profile)
  • Why do you think you will be an awesome ski tester? (max 100 words)
  • What are your favourite skis and why? (max 100 words)
  • What will you bring to the team? (max 100 words)

If your application is selected, you will be invited for an interview in person or on a video call. Following the interview six members will be selected to make up the team. An additional two members will be selected as reserves.

Trip details

  • Manager: Amanda Pirie
  • Trip dates: Arrival Sunday 1st March – Departing late Friday 6th March
  • Ski days: 4 ½
  • Price: £1500

Price includes:

  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Half-board accommodation in twin shared rooms
  • Lift pass (5 days)
  • Accreditation to access the SIGB Ski Test 2020
  • Ski guiding and tips from Amanda Pirie
  • Digital copies of your professional skiing photos taken throughout the week

Price does not include:

  • Travel insurance to cover all activities (on and off-piste skiing)
  • Flights or rail travel
  • Lunches
  • Single rooms

SIGB conditions of participating in the Ski Test 2020:

1. This test, organised by Rare Management on behalf of SIGB, is accessible to retailers and the media involved in snowsport and their nominated testers

2. It is the responsibility of all participating companies and organisations to ensure that their nominated testers:

a) are covered by appropriate winter sports insurance, including off-piste (if planning to go off-piste)

b) have appropriate public liability cover. Please note that the team members’ liability cover will be taken care of by The Ski Club of Great Britain’s organisational policy

c) are competent to make subjective judgement and comment on the equipment that is being made available

d) are aware of their own DIN settings and how bindings should be adjusted on any ski equipment that they borrow

e) submit the appropriate portion of the test results card, or enter test reports via the Test App, for inclusion in the central results database

f) make every effort to avoid damage to test equipment

g) return test equipment as and when requested

h) ski or snowboard under control and do not endanger other slope users

i) carry an avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe if going off-piste. And know how to use the equipment

3. As soon as any tester leaves the test centre area, it is on the basis that he/she is satisfied with both the adjustment and settings of the equipment to be tested. All testers acknowledge that the SIGB, their appointed organisers and the participating equipment suppliers cannot be held liable for any injuries that might occur during the period of the test

4. All equipment is made available by participating suppliers on the basis that it is supplied on loan and remains their property at all times

5. In order to take a pair of skis or a snowboard to test, the tester must leave with the supplier his or her test accreditation card, if requested. This will be returned when the skis or snowboard are returned

6. SIGB and Rare Management reserve the right to refuse registration, or remove access to test equipment, at their discretion