"SCGB members....utterly clueless about skiing in Scotland." (by and large) yes, and so as long as Scotland is part of GB the club (and by extension, its members) is misrepresenting Scottish snowsports (or rather skiing, as snobwoarding, the other primary snowsport, isn't catered for). I certainly agree that giving up on Scotish condition reporting would be a start. Perhaps changing the name to Ski Club of England would help too (although I guess that would have its own problems - namely the unionist Scots members, whatever small percentage that is).
The problem I have is the misrepresentation of UK/GB snowsports. Clearly (to me) this should centre on Scotland, it does not, and I have no problem opposing any and every organisation that imagines that UK snowsports are rooted anywhere other than the Scottish highlands (so at present that would be just about every UK snowsports institution/organisation going... SCGB leading the pack). To be fair to some of them they are probably trying to be inclusive - they don't want to call themselves English because they welcome the Scots (and Welsh, and N Irish), fair enough, but regardless they can never accurately represent the core of Scottish snowsports from London, Bath or Brighton.
Independence, regardless of other political issues, would certainly sort out this problem. For one thing any funding avaialble for Scottish snowsports would come direct from a Scottish governemnt, not via some convoluted route via London (my understanding is that this has impoved in recent years but the at it's core is still the same... handouts from London). At present, for many, there is no 'national team' to aspire to, plenty would not even consider representing Britain any more than many Scottish footballers would consider playing for England.
Just as I observed some wistful young snowboarders gazing with inspiration at the snowboard patrol in Glenshee on Sunday - just realising for the first time that they could be both snowboarders and patrollers - having role models that you really identify with is but one factor.
Lesley McKenna would, I suspect, rather have represented Scotland than GB given the choice (going by the distain for 'Team GB' expressed on her blog). Ben Kilner who will be in Sochi in a few weeks time, well I'm not sure what if any stance he would take (not that he would be allowed to express it given the contractual obligations that come with the privelidge of donning a union jack tracksuit) but they would both certainly provide more inspiration to the rather large % of scots (old and young) who like Andy Murray but were never fans of Tim Henman, were they riding for Scotland rather than Team GB. How do you get involved with GB team snowboarding at present? You go to the alps and enter 'the brits' (check the results which are categorised by nation to see how under-represented Scotland is)... Scottish events/results/riders who don't/won't/can't travel to the alps don't get so much as a passing glance. Going by 'the brits' alone one would assume that UK snowsports is English-centric, which clearly it is not, at a grassroots and fundemantal level.
True, the failure of the Scottish scene to have it's own distinct identity, magazines etc cannot be blamed on England or GB, but the rejection of 'UK' snowsports institutions like SCGB is no coincidence, it comes from the deeply rooted inequality that Scotland faces as part of the UK snowsports scene, a perverse situation given that (almost) all the real-snow UK-based snowsports are in Scotland alone.