Ski and Snowboard Show gears up for winter 2013!
Thu 23 August 12
The Ski and Snowboard Show today announces a series of exciting new exhibitors and activities for the annual snowsports extravaganza which marks the start of the season for Britain’s skiers and snowboarders.
And the emphasis for this year’s show is very much on “doing” rather than watching with features and activities designed to encourage new participants to the sport as well as entertaining those with more experience. These include a 280m2 real ice rink, curling lanes, beer and wine tasting and the Skills Slope with the Warren Smith Ski Academy which aims to encourage people to get onto the snow by providing skiing and snowboarding tuition at the show.
Warren Smith, Director says:
“The Skills Slope at this year’s Ski and Snowboard Show will be the best yet. It's been designed to cater for beginners, intermediate, advanced and expert level skiers and boarders. You'll be able to perfect your parallel turns, get your mogul skiing dialled, learn how to ride boxes and maybe even hit a kicker.“
The show has also confirmed a number of new and returning exhibitors. These include an extended retail presence for Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports and The Snowboard Asylum at the show which ensures that visitors will have full access to the vast range of winter 2012-13 snowsports products, including a full boot-fitting service, from one of the UK’s biggest mountain sports retailers. There will also be an exclusive The North Face brand store at the show for the first time, offering outdoor apparel and accessories to combat the winter freeze from Klosters to the Kings Road.
Dave Whitlow of Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports comments:
“UK skiers and snowboarders are increasingly looking for the best in equipment and apparel and Ellis Brigham will be on hand at the show with an extensive stand to deliver our exciting product range and professional service to the visitors.”
Norway has also recently confirmed sponsorship of the resorts bar at the heart of the show with a combination of resorts and suppliers partnering to provide a relaxed, Scandinavian experience in the centre of the World Resorts Village.
For more information please visit: www.skiandsnowboard.co.uk
Fri 24 August 12
Finland's Janne Korpi had the run of the day at the FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup qualifiers scoring a total of 88.6 points.
Tue 28 August 12, Cardrona, New Zealand
Japan’s Ryo Aono blitzed the men’s field with the two highest scores of the day while USA’s Kelly Clark claimed the women’s title at the FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup finals at Cardrona Alpine Resort, today.
Tue 28 August 12, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
Last winter, Whistler Blackcomb tallied a total accumulation of 1,389 centimeters or 45.6 feet of snow.
Thu 30 August 12, Thredbo Alpine Village, Australia
The Mile High by Carlton Dry 2012 has finished with Tor Lundström (SWE) taking the men’s title and $7000 in cash and prizes. Silvia Mittermüller (GER) took out the women’s with $3000 in cash and prizes.
Wed 05 September 12
On Wednesday 7th November 2012, 25 teams will ride at 5 indoor snow centers, including 4 hours of FREE slope-time and 1 epic day!
19-23 October 11
It's all change this year as the show moves a few miles down the road to Earls court in London. The pros will be hitting a hip this year, and expect the usual array of stands and entertainment