Nottingham students stormed the BUISC games with Chloe Dace from Nottingham Trent University winning gold in the women’s ski slopestyle.
Brad Frost also from NTU won bronze in the men’s boarding slopestyle. The event saw riders from across the country competing at Milton Keynes snowdome for their university. The competition was made up of ski/snowboard slalom, team dual
slalom and slopestyle.
Slopestyle was the newest additon in the Sochi winter Olympics this year. The sport sees riders tackling dangerous rails and jumps in order to receive the highest mark from a panel of judges.
The exposure of this sport throughout the olympics has led to a rise in interest, with snowzones across the country reporting an increase in freestyle training.
Trent Snow Sports and Nottingham University Snow are two of the UK’s biggest university snow sports clubs. Each taking over 1000 students to the alps every year.
Chloe Dace, Vice President of Trent Snow Sports, explains why BUISC is so important for the UK snow scene.