Our experienced team will help you through the entire process, from your first enquiry to the moment your team return home. But who are we?

Ian Coles, Event Coordinator

I genuinely can’t wait to welcome you to the event this year as I think the Championships are going to be one of the biggest highlights of the 23/24 ski calendar.  Pretty much since the moment we arrived back in the UK last December, we have been planning and preparing this year’s event.

The ISSC is an incredible opportunity for passionate skiers to get out into the mountains.  The competition is pitched so that if it’s your first event, or you are a seasoned pro – it’ll still be a really worthwhile experience.

It’s a pleasure to once again be working with Phil from Impulse, as I think we make a great team that combines to create an event that will create some incredible memories.

I couldn’t think of a better location than Sestriere, as the resort offers great accommodation, facilities and slopes.  I look forward to seeing you there!

What’s the best bit about your job?

Myself and the brilliant team that will be attending the championships, will all work tirelessly to deliver the event and make sure it runs as smoothly as possible.  I genuinely enjoy the fast-paced nature of being in-resort – it’s an incredible buzz to see it all coming together.  My favourite part is getting to chat to the incredible young people that attend the event so I can hear first-hand their stories and experiences of taking part.

From last year I have two incredible highlights, one on-slope and one off.  Firstly, my on-slope highlight was commentating on the final of the team parallel event.  After various heats, the final race was so close that it was decided by a few seconds.  It was an incredible moment and the team spirit shown by the schools supporting their racers was brilliant.

And my off-slope highlight was on the final evening after we had distributed the awards when everyone immediately flooded the dance floor and just danced the night away – it was brilliant.  A true celebration, by all the schools, of the achievements over the week.  It was a very fitting end to the event!

Phil Brown ISSC Chief of Race

Phil Brown, Chief of Race

Phil is the owner of Impulse Racing, who can provide students with specific race training. In terms of his experience and credentials, Phil has been coaching for nearly 30 years, acting as head coach for numerous UK clubs.

The ISSC is great because it’s a schools’ event which is recognised by the National Schools Snowsport Association, of which I’m Programme Director.

What’s your greatest skiing achievement?

Attending the World Alpine Championships as a national team head coach. I’ve also coached the British children’s ski team and taken skiers to the European Youth Winter Olympics and the World Student Winter Games.