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We are Cambridge Snowsports

The Cambridge Ski team began in 1921. 

Four years before the first Winter Olympics, CUSSC took part in the oldest skiing race in history. Almost a century later we have grown into a welcoming and professional sporting outfit. The club aims to introduce students to racing and competes in all major student competitions, most notably the Varsity races, which drew a crowd of over 1000 spectators last year. As well as a preseason trip, we also run weekly freestyle and race training sessions for all levels from experts to those that just want to try something different (many have never competed before arriving at uni).

We're proud to represent the University of Cambridge in student competitions across the country.

With access to top notch training all year round, CUSSC provides the highest level of support to develop all abilities,

from beginner racers right through to international pros.


Don't be intimidated though! We're all very friendly people so if you want to have a great time, meet a bunch of fun people and get stuck in to uni snow sports, CUSSC is the club for you.


Our club relies on 11 people working hard behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly. 

Dan Clarke
Zara Wedgwood

Hiya! I'm Dan, your CUSSC Co-President this year. I’m in my fourth year of studying Natural Sciences at Churchill. I’d never thought about racing before Cambridge, despite skiing being my favourite thing in the world (evidenced by the amount of time I spent at my local dry slope in Cardiff during sixth form). I'm excited to oversee the running of the club, from socials and S&C to MK sessions and race day itself. Let's get another win at Varsity, and paint Tignes light blue in December! Get in touch with either Zara or myself ( with any questions. CUSSC love and GDBO!.uk

Hey I’m Zara and I’ll be one of your co-presidents along with Dan this year. I’ve been a member of CUSSC since freshers and have loved every minute so can’t wait to give back and help create another fab year of skiing. I’m sure we’re going to shred up Oxf*rd again at the Varsity races and show them that we ski just as well as we party. Dan and I are always available if anyone wants to get in touch, my email is and no question is too small or silly. GDBO!

Jan Derlatka
Men's Race Captain

My name is Jan, and I'm a 4th year Engineer at St. John’s. A lover of mountain activities in all forms – downhill skiing, ski touring, climbing. Learnt all of those close to home, in southern Poland. Also flying gliders, and combining the engineering with mountains in the most niche passion – cable cars 🚠🚡 

Honora Verdone
Women's Race Captain

My name is Honora and I am originally from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA. I’m now studying law at St. Edmund’s College and I am women’s race captain for CUSSC! My parents first put me on skis when I was 3 years old, and I started racing a few years later. I’ve loved getting to compete again with CUSSC and I am excited to help others fulfill their goals at Varsity this year! Hoping to keep the women’s blues winning streak alive 🏆 GDBO xx

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Grace Spalton

Hi! My name is Grace, I study natural sciences at Peterhouse and I'm your CUSSC secretary for this year! my job is to keep CUSSC running as smoothly as possible alongside all our other wonderful committee members and hopefully ensure another light-blue success this December 🎉

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact me, or any other committee members, via messenger, or email (

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Aisling Day
Social & Welfare Secretary
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Hi! I’m Aisling, one of the Social and Welfare secs this year. Emily and I will be working hard to bring you some of the best socials in Cambridge, and we can't wait to welcome lots of new people into CUSSC! We're also here for all things welfare, so feel free to message with any questions/queries (

Emily McDonagh
Social & Welfare Secretary

Hey I’m Emily, one of your social and welfare secs this year! I’m so excited to organise the best ski socials and am always up for a chat and a giggle! I want to make sure everybody feels welcome in the club so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me for all things welfare related as well :) (

Zara Wedgwood
Social & Welfare Secretary
Jack Henry
Snowboard Captain

Hi, I’m Jack, I’m a Churchill engineer and more importantly I’m your Snowboard Captain for this year. 

Whether you’re hitting 3s or just want to give snowboarding a try, CUSSC is the place to do it with indoor sessions during term and group shreds on Varsity. Get in touch with anything about snowboarding at

CUSSC love and GDBO x

Ed Brewer
Freestyle Captain

Hey, I'm Ed, the freestyle captain ( It is my aim to represent the steezy side of skiing at Cambridge. I will be running regular trips to indoor ski domes, where we can practice and learn tricks in preparation for getting sendy in the mountains.

See you on the slopes!

Theodora von Liechenstien
Kit Secretary

Hi I’m Theodora! I’m originally from Liechtenstein but grew up all over Europe, spending every winter of my life skiing in Switzerland. I’m currently reading architecture at St John’s and in charge of designing some kit that is après ski approved! Making sure that we beat O*ford both on the slopes and on the dance floors!! GDBO xx

Important Documents

All files reviewed September 2023

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