ESSKIA Ski Squads

Any individual who performs well in the September qualifying races may be invited to go for a week's snow training with an ESSKIA squad the following spring.

International Schools Sport Federation

The training camps and squads are a pathway to our ISF (International School Sports Federation) Squad, who every two years take on other Schools squads at the World Schools Championships.

The most prestigious event that any school child can aspire to through ESSKIA is to be selected to represent England at the ISF World Schools Ski Championships.


Squads are selected at three levels (Primary, Junior & Senior). The criteria that considered in squad selection are:

  • Racing in the ESSKIA Championships as a member of a school team
  • Attendance at previous competitions and trainings
  • Attitude, behaviour and progress
  • Race results on snow and plastic
  • Age

A full explanation of the selection criteria and squads can be downloaded:

  Selection Policy (PDF)

Squad Lists

  2017 Squads (PDF)

  2016 Squads (PDF)