All athletes competing at FIS events must hold a valid fIS Licence

The GB Snowsport Licence Portal has been updated this season, which means you will now upload all documents directly to the portal. These documents will need to be uploaded at the time of application, i.e. at the time of payment.

The information below is also available in a step-by-step guide, available to download here. Please read all the information provided, as the Licence Portal is substantively different from previous seasons. If you are using this service through a mobile or tablet device, we highly recommend using the downloadable guide for ease of display and access.

Early season discounts are available from 6 June – 6 September 2022 – after this date, a higher fee will apply. FIS Licences are available for purchase until 30 April 2023, and are valid to 30 June 2023.

Access the GB Snowsport Licence Portal here.

HOME NATION REGISTRATIONCERTIFICATE OF HEALTH FORM
Your current membership will likely be valid until October 2022, however you must renew until October 2023, so you will be registered for the entirety of the 2022-23 season

If you do not have a screenshot of your Home Nation confirmation, please contact fislicence@gbsnowsport.com prior to starting your application

Snowsport England

Snowsport Scotland

Snowsport Wales

GBS is required by the International Ski Federation (FIS) to ensure the fitness of athletes before granting them a FIS Licence

This form certifies that the athlete has had an appropriate evaluation of their medical health by a qualified medical practitioner

Once the form has been submitted, if there is any change to your health, you must inform GB Snowsport

Your form is valid for three years – if you submit your form for the 2022-23 season, this wil be valid until the end of the 2024-25 season. Forms completed in the 2019-20 season have now expired.

The Form is available to download from the GBS website

Read the FAQs document for more information

Which Licence?

Read the descriptions of the FIS Licences available within your discipline to ensure you select the correct Licence to purchase. If unsure, speak to your coach or email fislicence@gbsnowsport.com 

ALPINE

Alpine Licences are available to athletes born in 2006 or earlier and are granted based on a points criteria.

FULL: Athletes must meet points criteria for a Full Licence (outlined below). This Licence allows athletes to race in both tech and speed events at International FIS events

TECH ONLY: If athletes do not meet the Full Licence points criteria, they can apply for a Full Tech Only Licence which limits competitors to SL and GS events only at International FIS events. For safety reasons, competitors will not be allowed to compete in speed events until the meet the Full Licence points criteria. Once this is met, athletes will qualify for a Full Licence and can request a Licence upgrade

LIMITED: Allows athletes to compete in British-organised FIS/CIT races only in both tech and speed events (e.g., GB Alpine Championships, English/Welsh Alpine Championships)

MASTERS: Available to athletes aged 30 or above, allows athletes to compete in Masters organised races only

Alpine Points Criteria
In order to apply for a Full Alpine Licence, you have been born in 2006 or earlier and have BASS/FIS points equal to or less than 260 in Giant Slalom, Super-G, or Downhill.

If your BASS/FIS points are higher than the points criteria, you can apply for a Full Tech Only Licence – this allows you to compete in only SL and GS international FIS events, but in all British-organised events (speed and tech).

Athletes wishing to race in only British-organised FIS events may apply for a Limited Licence.


FREESTYLE & FREESKI (AERIALS, MOGULS, PARK & PIPE, SKI CROSS)

Athletes applying for a Licence for the first time, or wishing to upgrade their Licence to a higher level, will need to complete an Application Form.

FREESTYLE A: British squad athletes competing at World Cup level events

FREESTYLE B: Athletes can compete at Continental Cup level competitions, e.g. EC, ANC and NAC. It is available to athletes who have competed in a mimimum of two FIS level competitions and is subject to approval by the GB Snowsport Head of Coaching

FREESTYLE C: Athletes can enter FIS level freestyle competitions, e.g. NC, FIS, UNI, Jnior Races, EYOF

All Licences are subject to approval by the GB Snowsport Head of Coaching.


NORDIC (CROSS COUNTRY, NORDIC COMBINED, SKI JUMPING)

Athletes applying for a Licence for the first time need to complete an Application Form. The type of Licence issued is based on the results of the past year. Athletes can be selected for higher level events without changing the type of Licence, depending on results and meeting the various team selection criteria during the season.

NORDIC A: British squad athletes competing at World Cup level events

NORDIC B: Athletes can compete at Continental Cup level competitions. Competitors must have competed in a minimum of two FIS level Nordic competitions

NORDIC C: New athletes or those at FIS events level, e.g. NC, FIS, UNI, Junior Races, EYOF

CROSS COUNTRY POPULAR: To be a recreational racer (popular racing), racers can compete in popular races, such as the Worldloppetor World Masters, and not need to hold a Licence.

All Licences are subject to approval by the Nordic Discipline Committee.


SNOWBOARD (ALPINE SNOWBOARD, PARK & PIPE, SNOWBOARD CROSS)

Athletes applying for a Licence for the first time, or wishing to upgrade their Licence to a higher level, need to complete an Application Form.

SNOWBOARD A: British Squad athletes competing at World Cup level events

SNOWBOARD B: Athletes can compete at Continental Cup level competitions, e.g. EC, ANC and NAC. It is available to athletes who have competed in a minimum of two FIS level competitions and is subject to approval by the GB Snowsport Head of Coaching

SNOWBOARD C: Athletes can enter FIS level Freeestyle competitions, e.g. NC, FIS, UNI, Junior Races, EYOF

All Licences are subject to approval by the GB Snowsport Head of Coaching


Telemark & SPEED SKI

TELEMARK FULL: Athletes can enter any Telemark FIS event on the international race calendar. If applying for a Licence for the first time, you will need to complete an application form. All Telemark Licences are subject to approval by the Chair of Telemark.

SPEED SKI FULL: Athletes can enter any Speed Skiing FIS event on the international race calendar. All Speed Ski Licences are subject to approval by the Chair of Speed Skiing.


Application Forms for New Licences & Upgrades

  • Athletes applying for a Freestyle, Snowboard, Nordic, or Telemark Licence for the first time, or wishing to upgrade their Licence to a higher level will need to complete an Application Form
  • The Application Form should be filled out and signed by a qualified coach, who can vouch for the performance level of the athlete
  • Completed Application Forms should be emailed to fislicence@gbsnowsport.com
  • If you are applying for a Licence as part of your BASI qualification, please request the form to be filled out by the BASI Head Office
  • All applications will be sent onto the GB Snowsport Head of Coaching for approval

Secondary Licences

Secondary Licences are available to purchase for athletes who have already purchased a Primary Licence in another discipline. A Secondary Licence allows the athlete to compete in both disciplines, though please note that a Secondary Licence only allows for five entries (starts) during the season


Once you have applied via the GB Snowsport FIS Licence Portal, your Licence will remain pending until all documents have ben verified. Successful applications will receive an email confirmation from the GB Snowsport FIS Licence Manager. If you have queries about the status of your application, please contact fislicence@gbsnowsport.com 


ACCESS THE GB SNOWSPORT LICENCE PORTAL HERE

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