St Davids College

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Skiing at St David's College

Published: 24.11.2022 ( a year ago )

St David’s College Ski Team was established in the 1970s and for the last 30 years Snowdon House Parent, Jonathan Demery has been involved along with other members of staff in the early years.

Places on the annual ski trips Mr & Mrs Demery organises to the Alps have always notoriously sold out in days as they are so coveted, and many pupils who are lucky enough to go often say it’s one of their highlights during their time at St David’s.

The Ski Team have always been successful, most recently the boys’ Team A held off stiff competition from schools all over Wales at Llangranog, to be crowned as the Welsh Schools Champions!

The Girl’s A team also did amazingly well achieving 2nd place. All three of our current ski teams have qualified to race in the British Schools Championships which will be held at the end of November at Stoke Ski Slope.

“We are very lucky to have Llandudno Dry Ski slope on our doorstep it’s where we do our training for all of our Ski Teams,” said Mr Demery.

Mr Demery couldn’t even ski back in early 1992 when Will Seymour, the then Headmaster of the North Wales Boarding School approached him to ask if he could take a Junior Ski Trip to Aviemore in the Highlands of Scotland

“I was sent on an intensive ski course to Scotland and luckily got the hang of it quite quickly,” explained Mr Demery.

“It’s a lot of fun working with the Ski Team, I wouldn’t do it otherwise and we are going from strength to strength we really have a lot of talented skiers.”