So far the first term of the 2014/15 academic year has proved to be quite eventful for Brunel Snow Club. Since our last update in the previous issue of Le Nurb we have been buzzing with activity on all scenes; including lessons and sessions, socials, getting involved in Brunel RAG and of course organizing and sorting out our annual Brunel Winter Tour which this year, is to Tignes.

Throughout the term we have been running regular trips to Hemel Hempstead Indoor Snow Slope for members to take part in lessons and recreational sessions. We have had roughly 15-20 people a week participating in lessons at Hemel whether as one off lessons or a lessons package we have provided through the centre. There has also been a steady flow of people attending for recreational sessions too. For an idea of what goes on at these sessions there is a short video that was put together by our Media Secretary Rich Varney;

Our social scene has been full on throughout the term, which is awesome! In previous years this hasn’t been as good so we are really pleased in how things are going so far this year! We have had a joint social with Brunel Climbing which involved plenty of gammas in Locos prior to one of the weekly Global’s. We also held an American night, which involved frequenting Gamma on a Wednesday for beer pong before hitting Liquid in town. Snow club also hit up XOYO in Central London for Halloween which was an awesome night! That same weekend was the Ski and Snowboard show at Earls Court which proved an excellent opportunity to see all what’s going on in the world of snow sports be it the new ranges of gear, resorts and deals, and also speaking to companies regarding season work.


Snow club have also participated in the Annual Brunel Bonfire and Fireworks Night this term! At the night, Snow Club had a stall in the union tent where we were selling hot chocolate for RAG. We were also there in support of a Snowboard Simulator for which we collected donations for RAG. This was an awesome night; where we managed to raise a significant amount both as a club and collectively with all the other participating clubs for RAG. We would like to express our gratitude as a committee and club to the organizing committee of the night and Brunel RAG for letting us get involved.

courtesy of Brunel VPSA
courtesy of Brunel VPSA


Of course it doesn’t end there! This term we’ve still got some good socials lined up as well as ideas for what is to come in the New Year! On Friday 5th December we are hosting our annual pre trip social, which will involve lots of gammas and consumption prior to hitting that weeks Global! The theme for the night is “Festival”.  This will be an excellent opportunity for all those going on the trip to get to know each other first as well of course for anyone else to have a good night out too! The following Monday; the 8th; is the clubs annual Christmas meal!


Our main highlight of the year will be taking place at the end of this term; the annual winter tour! This year we are off to Tignes; in the French Alps for what looks to be a great week on the slopes as well as partying at all of the major nightlife hotspots in resort. The trip has proved to be a great success already with us being able to completely sell out our allocation. We will be leaving on the last day of term; Friday 12th, which means we will be missing the end of year mega global, but we think it’s worth it! Final details for the trip are all sorted and have been communicated to those going via a trip information meeting. Look forward to hearing all about the trip in the next issue of Le Nurb as well as via a trip edit, which will be put together in due course!


That’s not the end of what we have to look forward to though! In the New Year we intend to take part in BUISC, which is the British University Indoor Snow sport Championships. This should be an awesome event and we look forward to seeing some of our members lighting up the slopes at this event!


We have also arranged stash this term for our club. This is in the form of club hoodies, which are available for £25, a Club hip flask for £10, and both can be bought in a package for £30.


Overall it has been a fantastic term for Brunel Snow Club regardless of which aspect you look at it from. It doesn’t end there though! There is plenty more to come during the rest of the term and throughout the New Year! There’ll be tons more socials, involvement in competitions, and of course (and we’ll keep saying this) the one and only and original Annual Brunel End of Year Boat Party hosted by Brunel Snow Club!


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Via Adam White

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