Just as well that the Be Active Wales Fund – administered by Sport Wales - was able to assist the ski race club with a grant of £840 to ensure those opportunities continue to exist.
The club are grateful to National Lottery and Welsh Government for making it all possible through the fund and chairperson Sara Jones believes the money has been instrumental in enabling the club to keep session prices at £13.
“We were hopeful that the fund could ensure that we could keep the cost low for next season because we appreciate many of our members may be in a difficult financial situation,” says Sara.
“Also, because of the guidance from the national governing body, we needed to cap numbers in terms of the number of people allowed on the slope, so as to keep it Covid secure. The grant from the fund will enable us to spread those sessions out.
“It means that people don’t miss out because of the cap on numbers. That was our core drive for funding.
“The other reason we needed help was to invest in PPE equipment, hand sanitisers and safety cones to be able to run safe sessions.
“It’s also allowed us to buy some poles for slalom training, but we need to give them a period of 72 hours after being used to ensure we aren’t transmitting infection.”