Newmilns Snow & Sports Complex

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Charity run artificial ski slope situated on the west coast of Scotland. Home to a 110m Proslope slope and mountain bike track. ⛷🏂🍩🚵 #skinewmilns

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Meet the team Monday for this week is with our ski instructor Dawn. Dawn is off on holiday and sent us her bio from the beach 🏖 “I’ve always been into all sorts of sports starting at Newmilns Ski Slope back when I was 10 years old. I then took up various other sports mainly athletics, tennis and swimming. I then moved onto Lau Gar Kung Fu which I trained in for many years and became an instructor. I competed in many kickboxing competitions becoming extremely successful and winning national titles. Work then had to take over for 20 odd years but through devastating personal tradegies causing me to reassess what is important in life I managed to take voluntary redundancy for my old career and start working at what really inspires me. I gained my ski instructor qualification and now spend my days at Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex. There is so much satisfaction when you work with people - especially children - who are so nervous to start with but gain their confidence when they progress, learn new skills and enjoy the sport I love.  This is definitely the best decision I made, it is so rewarding which means I always come to work with a big smile on my face.” #newmilnssnowandsportscomplex #skinewmilns #newmilnsskislope #newmilns #newmilnsskicentre #meettheteammonday #meettheteam #ski #skiing #dryslope #dryskislope #eastayrshire #scotland #charity
Our summer ski camp starts today, let the games begin! ⛷
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Meet the team Monday for this week is with our tubing instructor, Jacs. Jacs took her last tubing session this weekend for a little while as shes off on holiday to Canada and has her baby in October. Have a great time Jacs, we look forward to seeing you when you’re back! “I spent eight years working as an outdoor activity instructor in Perthshire running taster sessions for children in activities like climbing, abseiling, canoeing and zip wire. It was a hard decision but I eventually decided to move back home to Ayrshire to be closer to family and thought that I would never find another job like that, where I could see people grow in confidence and be proud of their achievements. I tried a few different jobs but it was NSASC that really stood out to me for the opportunities offered and what a big difference everyone involved makes to participants. When I joined NSASC I had never taken part it any snow sports but was very keen to learn so I have put myself through snowboarding lessons with Stephen and am now at recreational level. I am now 6 months pregnant and look forward to taking part in ski lessons once my baby has arrived.” #newmilnssnowandsportscomplex #skinewmilns #newmilnsskislope #newmilns #newmilnsskicentre #meettheteammonday #meettheteam #ski #skiing #dryslope #dryskislope #eastayrshire #scotland #charity
Give something and get something back. Cheapest ever tubing. Donate £10 and get 2 tubing passes. #sledgepledge
This weeks meet the team Monday is with Stephen, who is our full time snowboard and ski instructor. Stephen has been working at the slope for 3 years. “I was first introduced to snow sports when I got snowboarding lessons for my 10th birthday as a present from my parents. After learning, I was lucky enough to go away with the school and a few winter holidays which I absolutely loved. Over the years my passion for the sport grew to a point where I wanted to get my instructing qualification. When I was 15 I started volunteering at NSASC where I was able to meet a number of people who had a real passion for their job and where they worked. I think this was the point where I knew I wanted to be a part of NSASC in someway. After leaving school and working for a high street bank, I decided to get my snowboarding level 1 qualification and do my shadowing at NSASC. I then started teaching snowboarding part-time and not long after I knew I wanted to work here full time. However, there was no way I could work full time at a ski slope and not know how to ski. So I swallowed my pride, stuck on a pair of skis and booked onto a ski instructing course in Canada. I quit my job and went to Canada for 3 months. Upon returning, I was lucky enough that a full-time position was opening up and I’ve been here since. For me, it wasn't until I was in the position that I realised how much I enjoyed teaching and working with people from all backgrounds, young and old. My passion really developed when I found out about the history of the slope and how much the people within NSASC make it what it is. Outside of snow sports, I enjoy pretty much any sport with an adrenaline rush and chilling with my dogs.” #newmilnssnowandsportscomplex #skinewmilns #newmilnsskislope #newmilns #newmilnsskicentre #meettheteammonday #meettheteam #ski #skiing #dryslope #dryskislope #eastayrshire #scotland #charity
There are many reasons we need a new slope. This is just one. Check out our campaign link in our bio.
Find out what our plans are and how you can help here: #changinglivesthroughsport #skinewmilns #opportunitiesforayrshire #sledgepledge
This weeks meet the team Monday is with Gayle, who is our slope Maintenance Manager and instructor and has been a part of Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex for the last 15 years. We asked Gayle a few questions about herself and why she got involved with the centre. “When I was younger I always had an interest in sport. It started with golf and hillwalking with my family. On a camping trip I was lucky enough to try kayaking and joined a local club run by volunteers. I ended up representing Scotland in sprint  kayaking. When I left school I didn’t know what I wanted to do so decided to do outdoor pursuits at College and this was when I first started skiing aged 18. None of my family skied so I never had the opportunity before. I picked it up quickly and enjoyed it. I first started at NSASC in October 2003 as a centre assistant and quickly got my Ski instructors qualification. I also taught myself how to snowboard and became an instructor in snowboarding a year later. I enjoy seeing people achieve and passing on my knowledge to other people. The Chernobyl children’s lifeline was the first charity I did work for and I really enjoyed giving people opportunities they may never have. Working at NSASC also offers similar opportunities for those that would not normally get the chance to try winter sports. My hobbies are road biking and genealogy.” #newmilnssnowandsportscomplex #skinewmilns #newmilnsskislope #newmilns #newmilnsskicentre #meettheteammonday #meettheteam #ski #skiing #dryslope #dryskislope #eastayrshire #scotland #charity
We’re currently running three lots of ski camps over the summer holidays. Ski lessons, big slope tubing and games for only £75 for three days. The camps are filling up fast so call us on 01560 322 320 to book your space! 
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Over the upcoming weeks, we are going to be running meet the team Monday. We would like to introduce you to the team that are able to make Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex what it is. We thought we’d start this off with man who is a huge part of why we’re the only ski slope on the west coast of Scotland and are able to operate as a charity in the first place. 
Bobby is the chairman of the board for Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex. First getting involved with the slope back when it opened in 1975, Bobby is one of the main reasons why the centre is what it is today. Heavily involved with fundraising for the slope over the years, Bobby has been able to raise over 1 million pounds for the upkeep and renovation of the complex. Bobbys Primary motivation in getting involved with the centre is to provide the opportunity for everyone to enjoy snow sports at an affordable cost. An avid skier, bobby also enjoys fishing and cycling in his down time.

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Just a reminder folks that we’re now into our summer hours ☀️ #newmilnssnowandsportscomplex #newmilns #newmilnsskislope #newmilnsskicentre #skinewmilns #summer #ski #skiing #eastayrshire #thingstodoinayrshire
Some excellent racing from members of @ayrshiresnowsportsclub at their race night! Well done to everyone who competed! 
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