Do you have, or care for someone with, an Intellectual/Learning Disability?

Rossendale Special Ski Club ( Rosski) is the club is open to any young person in East Lancashire and neighbouring counties with a Learning Disability who either wants to learn to ski or who can ski. We are based at the dry ski slope at Ski Rossendale. We are a very friendly welcoming club always looking for new members.

Our Team

Our team of coaches and volunteers are led by Mike Hopkins and John Vaughan. They have many years of experience of enabling young people with intellectual disbilities to be able learn to ski. Read more...

Athletes Stories

Rossendale Special Ski Club ( Rosski) enable young people with intellectual disabilities to become true athletes. Read here about some of their stories, this could easliy be you or your cared for one!
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29 Jun 2019

Race Day Sunday 30th June

The Special Olympics North West Regional Alpine Skiing Competition is taking place on 30 June at Rossendale Ski Slope, (Haslingden Old Road, Rossendale, Lancs, BB4 8RR).


Its a great day out with inspirational competition between skiers from across the country happening in Rossendale. Please join us to either ski and/or to come and support our skiers. It really is an uplifting day where you cannot help but smile.

We even have a BBQ!  

30 Sep 2016

Dark Shadow (also known as Becky) shows MP Jake Berry how to do it!

See Rossendale Free Press for the story of how our Becky Owen who is representing GP at the Winter Special Olympics in Austria next March !

26 Oct 2016

Big Quiz Night...

A Big Fun Quiz to raise brass for members of Rossendale Special Needs Ski Club to go the Special Olympics Event in Austria in 2017... How cool is that!

Its being held at Rawtenstall Cricket Club ON THURSDAY 10th NOVEMBER and starts at 7.30pm. Great fun, great company, great cause. All welcome! Hope to see you there. Let us know you are coming by booking via Facebook - thanks

19 Jun 2016

What a great day- Thanks so much for coming!

On Sunday 19th June the sun shone in Rossendale (well  it didn’t rain till about 4) for the North West Special Olympics Alpine Ski Race.

It was a great day-with some amazing skiing and generous vocal support. CLICK ON THE PICTURE OF OUR JAMES to go to our Flickr albumn to see some great pictures of the day-thanks to Juduth.


Click below(More Info) for links to the results and to see the certificates.

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21 May 2016

More medals in Aldershot!

Rosski skiers have done it again. Competing in the Special Olympics South East Regional Alpine Skiing Competition at Aldershot our team come away with four Gold and four Silver medals.


In both slalom and grand slalom Becky Owen acheives Gold Medals as does James Barclay in both. Again in both races David Corr and Cameron de Vial get Silver Medals.


Well done and safe trip home!

21 May 2016

John Completes Manchester Run!

John Vaughan has succesfully completed the Great Manchester Run in a bid to raise funds for Rossendale Special Ski Club-well done John-there is time to still donate

13 May 2016

A big thank you from Becky-aka Dark Shadow!

With huge thanks to Rossendale Special Ski Club


With your help as you know I have been chosen to represent my country at the World Games in Austria next year 2017. I couldn't have done it without your help and support. Big huge thanks. Love to you all Becky Owen.

13 May 2016

Coach John Vaughan to do Manchester run in full Ski Gear!

John says "Rossendale Special Ski Club is a club for individuals with learning difficulties and special educational needs run voluntarily by passionate and enthusiastic ski coaches. After a successful national competition in Serre Chevallier two of our skiers- David and Becky have been selected to represent Great Britain at the World Games next year which will be held in Austria.
Unlike more 'mainstream' competitions the co-operate sponsorship and funding is not the same so in order to attend the athletes need to pay their way.
What we are hoping to do is raise sufficient funds to support David and Becky in getting to the World games next year.  Thanks for any support you can give!"

23 Apr 2016

Medals Galore in East Anglia

Rosski Club Athletes competed in the Special Olympics Eastern Regional Alpine Skiing Competition held on the outskirts of Norwich.


Another impressive performance by the Club skiers.

22 Apr 2016

Rosski Club Athletes to represent Great Britian at the Winter Special Olympics in 2017

Rosski are really proud to announce that David Corr and Becky Owen have been chosen to represent Great Britian at the Winter Special Olympics to be held in Austria in 2017-well done David and Becky!


26 Mar 2016

An amazing week in Serre Chevalier France at the National Alpine Skiing Competition

Rosski Club skiers, coaches, voolunteers had an amzing in France joining over 100 alpine skiers with intellectual disabilities and coaches from regions right across England, Scotland and Wales travelled to the South of France for our 2016 National Alpine Skiing Competition. This is one of Special Olympics GB’s biggest events every four years and was held on the slopes of Serre Chevalier in France, 13-20 March 2016.    click on the button to see a flavour of the week in pictures

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2016 Rossendale Special Ski Club

Ski training takes place at Ski Rossendale on Saturdays between 2pm and 4pm

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