About Us

Founding of the charity

ST04The Trust was founded by General Sir Roderick McLeod GBE., CBE., DL. who was chairman of the National Ski Federation of Great Britain for many years and Mr Nathaniel Garrett, managing director of Lillywhites department store; a further five members of the council were appointed soon after. Amongst these council members were The Rt. Hon. Lord Hunt of Llanvair, famous for leading the first successful expedition to reach the summit of Everest, Brigadier V.A.P. Budge, CBE., MVO who after leaving the forces dedicated the remainder of his life to Nordic skiing and the Trust

Originally founded in 1966, the Trust’s objectives are specifically restricted to promoting for the public benefit:

  • the advancement of the amateur sport of Skiing and Snowboarding
    • improving access to the sport, for example by providing instruction, coaching, equipment and transport for Skiing and Snowboarding and assisting with associated expenses; and
    • providing support to those who are talented at Skiing and Snowboarding and wish to develop their ability in Skiing and Snowboarding;
  • the advancement of education:
    • providing education and training in Skiing and Snowboarding safety and Skiing and Snowboarding instructing and coaching; and
    • providing education about the geography, geology, meteorology, ecology, environmental issues and other physical characteristics of Skiing and Snowboarding areas;
  • the advancement of health or the saving of lives
    • promoting healthy recreation and supporting people in becoming more physically active to improve their health and quality of life;
    • providing instruction, coaching and equipment to improve Skiing and Snowboarding safety; and
    • providing support to those who have suffered or are suffering from a Skiing and/or Snowboarding related injury or illness;
  • the efficiency of the armed forces of the Crown
    • providing members of the armed forces with opportunities to experience Skiing and Snowboarding ; and
    • providing instruction, coaching and equipment for Skiing and Snowboarding to members of the armed forces;
  • the advancement of environmental protection or improvement by providing support to projects and programmes designed to preserve and improve Skiing and Snowboarding environments;
  • the advancement of science:
    • providing support, to research into the geography, geology, meteorology, ecology, environmental issues and other physical characteristics of Skiing and Snowboarding areas; and
    • providing support, to research into Ski and Snowboarding safety;
  • the relief of those in need because of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage, including, but not limited to, those who have participated in, or contributed to, the sport of Skiing and Snowboarding, including by providing such persons with access to the sport of Skiing and Snowboarding and supporting them.

Disciplines of skiing

  • Alpine
  • Nordic
  • Biathlon
  • Snowboard
  • Telemark
  • Freestyle
  • Ski Jumping
  • Ski Cross