Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up for the trip?
The trip will go on sale on the 31st October 2019. All members will get an e-mail closer to the date about exactly how and where to book on to the trip. We will also keep you informed via our socail media accounts. Last year the trip sold out in a University group record time of 8 minutes! So make sure you join the club, watch for our e-mails and be quick on your laptop!
Do I need to be a member of Snowsports to go on the trip?
Yes you do.
You have to be a Bath Snowsports Member to attend and travel on the ISB trip. This is a mandatory requirement made by the SU for your own safety, regarding insurance purposes. If you only want to go on Trip and miss out on our Training, Socials and Trips then you will only need to pay the £20 Membership. It is highly reccomended that you purchase the £36 Membership Fee so you can never miss out of any of our Snowy Antics.
Those who have not paid either SU Bath Snowsports Membership Fee will not be allowed to get onto the coach either at the Bath Uni Campus or at the Airport. In addition you will not receive your damage deposit back from Wasteland travel (£50).
Are you guys actually a real sports club?
While we may be known best for our legendary ISB Trip and equally epic socials we do have a serious side.
We attend a large number of Racing and Freestyle competitions throughout the year. Unlike a lot of other sports competitions, there's a good mix of serious and casual feeling at all events, which caters for everyone, even spectators (who very often enjoy the day more than those competing!). Last year we had a highly successful year achieving:
1st and 3rd Place for two women’s teams at Kings Western League, the regional snowsports competition
6th place Mixed team at Kings Western League
3 individual and 1 team medal at the BUCS Main Event competition in Les Deux Alpes, France
6 Podium finishes at indoor skiing regional qualifiers including board racing and women's freestyle
1 Medal and 5 top 10 finishes at BUDS dry slope competition, Edinburgh
On top of this we have weekly training sessions at which you can practice everything from slalom racing to your rodeo 540s. Whether you have a bit of a competitive streak or just fancy a relaxing ski, you'll find a place with us.
Where can I find out more information about the trip?
We would strongly recommend attending our Pre-Trip Booking Presentation - date TBC. During the Presentation we will cover all the information needed before members book onto the trip. There will also be an opportunity for everyone attending to meet the committee and ask questions regarding the club and the trip, whilst a Wasteland Travel representative will be on hand to answer any specific questions regarding the trip details.
Beyond this, the best way to get your question answered is to messege the Facebook page, where one of the committee members will respond as soon as possible. Alternatively send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org However, if you're fortunate enough to meet one of the many friendly committee members in person, feel free to ask them anything snowsports related, however be warned they are incredibly passionate about the trip and club.
Should I sign up to the trip straight away when it goes on sale? How long does it take to sell out normally?
Yes you should! Last year all 1000 places were sold out in a record 6 minutes. So if you want a place you need to get there quickly. You don't need to worry about who you'd like to share a room with just yet, as room allocations and friendship groups will be arranged separately later on (read below).
The trip has sold out but I really want to go, what can I do?
Don't panic, every year there's a few people who sign up but end up selling their places. Join our trip Facebook group which will soon be create and keep checking it for people looking to sell their places.
Do we have to pay a deposit to sign up for the trip?
Yes, you will need to pay £100 as a deposit when you sign up for the trip. The rest of the money needs to be paid before the trip and you'll be given plenty of warning if you still haven't paid in full closer to the deadline. You can always pay it all at once if that's easier.
How much is hire on the trip?
There is a series of Ski or Board hire packages on offer, see the ISB 2020 page on the left for all the prices. Alternatively, if you have some of your own gear (just boots or just skis/board) there will be options available on the trip booking page to select our equipment carriage option. Please note that you will only be able to take one set of skis/board, with no option to take additional equipment. The reason for this is that unfortunately there just isn't the space underneath the coaches to accommodate more.
Can we choose who we share a room with on the trip?
Yes. Once everyone has booked onto the trip and paid their deposit, the committee in association with Wasteland Travel will contact you to proceed to the room allocations stage of the booking process. Room sizes vary from 4-8 people. Friendship groups will be set up for people who want to be in the same room or rooms near each other, whilst there will also be groups people can join if they don't know anyone else going on the trip yet for example Begineers, Freshers or Boarders.The Committee will do their best to ensure everyone is happy with their Room Allocations.
How can I pick up my free membership pack and awesome snowsports t-shirt?
We will be handing out the membership packs to people who have signed up throughout the term. The first opportunity to collect yours will be at the sports day on Wednesday 28th September, we will be by the lake so come and say hello! If you can't make this date then we'll also be handing out the packs at the Sports Fair (4-7pm in Founders Hall). If you still haven't got your pack don't worry, we'll arrange dates for collection throughout the first term so watch for our e-mail! Remember you must be a member to recieve this amazing pack.
If you have any more questions, please contact us via Facebook or Email and come and talk to any Committee members you see around campus (look out for the fabled Bath Snowsports Logo).