The British Ski and Board Show, one of the best winter sports show in the country, will come of age when it returns from Friday 30th October to Sunday 1st November as it celebrates 21 years at Birmingham’s NEC with breathtaking features for enthusiasts and novices to enjoy.
Amazing features include the return of the gravity defying Aosta Valley Big Air Freestyle display team, featuring Olympic and World Champions on Europe’s largest indoor ski ramp.
On the Skills Slope, Ackers Adventure’s instructors will be giving free skiing and snowboarding lessons as well as organising toboggan runs while International instructors will demonstrate all aspects of skiing from the basics to making those tight turns on the new style indoor ski slope.
There will also be demonstrations from the British Telemark Ski Team lead by British Champion Andrew Clarke who compete in Telemark competitions all over the World. Telemark or ‘free heel skiing’ involves a combination of Alpine skiing through gates, cross-country skiing over flats and ski jumping off 1.5 metre jumps with a requirement to land over 20 metres from the take-off point.
Learn how to ice climb courtesy of Pinnacle Challenge on our specially designed eight-metre high ice wall made from a special ‘foamex’ which you can climb using specially modified equipment.
New features for 2009 include testing your limits on the Nordic challenge course which includes an assault course, cross country skiing and shooting against the clock. Take the Challenge and the fastest time will be crowned ‘Top Skier’ on our leader board!
And if what you really want is to enjoy the Après Ski, visit the Valle d'Aosta Mountain Gastronomy Experience and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and fine wines from the region’s best.
Head to the Fall-Line Skiing Magazine Talk Theatre where you can visit the Boot Doctor, listen to Henry’s Avalanche Talk, and find out how to get the best from your own gear and save you money with tips from Jon's Ski Tuning.
You can also meet Ski Sunday presenter Graham Bell and Britain's best ever winter Olympic contender, Zoe Gillings as she explains what it has taken to get to the pinnacle of international snowboarding and how she's getting ready to take on the world in Canada next February.
Find everything you need for the coming season in the extensive retail village with leading names offering exclusive show bargains.
Over 150 exhibitors will offer the latest fashions, equipment, ideas and innovations, new product launches, international resorts, tourist boards and holiday companies from all over Europe and North America.
The British Ski and Board Show, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph, is open from 12noon until 8pm on Friday and 10am until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are now on sale and prices range from as little as £4 for adults when purchased in advance while children’s tickets are just £2.50 each.
For more information, the latest updates or to book tickets, visit www.britishskiandboardshow.co.uk or telephone the booking line on 0844 581 0734