Youth charity Snow-Camp has launched a programme with the objective of helping disadvantaged young people from Ealing to start carving out a career in snowsports.

The six-day programme will enable young people from Ealing to gain ASDAN Sports and Fitness Award accreditation.

Snow-Camp are looking for youth projects in Ealing to get involved and participate in their programmes, which gives youngsters training to become ski instructors.

It will give them a chance to develop their skiing and snowboarding skills through a six-day programme held at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead.

Participants will work hard to gain their first boot on the ski lift towards becoming a fully qualified skiing instructor after one year.

Once they’re done on the slopes it’s time to go off piste where the Ealing participants will take part in life skills and ski industry sessions, to expose them to the wide range of career opportunities in snowsports.

Snow-Camp are looking for youth projects in Ealing to get involved and participate in their programmes, so to find out more just get in touch with Snow-Camp.

Stacey Pender, a former Snow-Camp participant, said: “Growing up here I never imagined I would have a career in snowsports – where I'm from you just don’t think it’s even an option.

“Snow–Camp has made that happen for me. It’s great that more inner-city youth will have the opportunity to get a career in snowsports. Everyone should have an après-ski story."

Snow-Camp has grown steadily from 2003 and now works with at least 400 young people each year, across 21 boroughs.

The charity’s vision is to expand Snow-Camp to other cities across the UK and bring the success of their approach to benefit many more inner-city young people.

Gavin Hanmer, London programme manager, said: “We’re really excited to be able to offer programmes to help inner-city youth in Ealing. Our life skills sessions are designed to help young people reflect upon the skills they are demonstrating on the slopes, as well as how to respond to challenges and setting goals for the future.

“Young people gain a recognised accredited qualification for each individual course, work experience, volunteering and employment opportunities within the snowsports industry offered at different stages.”