Events


MICHAELMAS TERM

BUDS – Hill End, Edinburgh, November 2016

The first major event in the university snowsports calendar, where DUSSC compete in racing and freestyle events. A weekend full of competitions and madness in Edinburgh culminating in the famous BUDS ball.

Palatinalps – Resort TBA, 6th – 14th January 2017

In 2011, the masterminds at DUSSC created Palatinalps. They combined all the individual Durham college trip and created what is now the largest single university ski trip in the UK.

In January 2016, 1700 Durham students headed to Val Thorens to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and evenings jam packed with events. In the past years ‘Final Night Party’ headliners have included Sub Focus, DJ Fresh, Wilkinson and Rudimental. It also  hosts the annual intercollegiate championships, giving you a chance to show off your skills and win college points.


EPIPHANY TERM

BUiSC – Sno!Zone Castleford, February and March 2017

A chance to get your snow fix by skiing indoors on snow. Both the Northern round which DUSSC compete in and the Finals are held in Castleford.

Main Event – Resort TBA, March 2017

Students from 75 UK universities head to the Alps for a week full of competitions, concerts, après-ski and much more. With competitions kicking off at 8am and evening events running until 3am, this is truly the ‘first lift, last orders’ lifestyle.

This trip is NOT limited to competitors! Resorts are well equipped for all abilities from lycra wearing racers, steezy park rats to complete beginners. Main Event is for everyone.


EASTER TERM

DUSSC Ball – Venue TBC, June 2017

The 2016 DUSSC ball took place at Lumley Castle and raised money for Ataxia UK. The charity supports people suffering from Ataxia, which is a condition which affects balance, coordination and speech.

Our 2016 ball attracted over 100 people and to raise money we auctioned signed James Bond items from Daniel Craig’s personal collection as well as a week in a Swiss chalet.

DUSSC Ball