University of Bristol Ski trip cancelled for a second year amid continuing COVID-19 pandemic


By Emilie Robinson, Digital News Editor

University of Bristol Snowsports Club (UBSC) have announced the cancellation of this year’s UBSC Fest 2021.

The message on Instagram from the UBSC committee explained, ‘we believe it is not appropriate to continue planning and marketing our trip’ as coronavirus continues.

A decision was made following ‘lengthy committee meetings and several calls with our trip partners, Wasteland Ski & WE Events.’

Beatrix Knight, a Third Year History student hoping to attend the trip this year, said: ‘When it was cancelled last year, it was really disappointing because the club was promising that the trip was still going on up until about seven days before lockdown.

‘This year we were hopeful in November when we booked the trip but when the New Year came we were all expecting it to be cancelled anyway.

‘The club have been better at communication too, so the disappointment was far less, and they are guaranteeing us a place on the trip next year. We were far more realistic this time round.’

Students signed up to this year can secure a place on next year's trip. The ticket and balance of £65 will be transferred by Wasteland Ski.

Refunds will also be given to those that have chosen not to attend UBSC Fest 2022.

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The committee thanked those who had signed up for this year’s event, expressing how ‘gutted’ they were to announce the cancellation.

However, they are looking forward to ‘more normal times to return so we can see as many of you out in the mountains once again.’

Featured Image: Epigram / Georgiana Scott

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