Looking to check out the latest ski and snowboard gear before it hits the shops? Want to learn to ski and snowboard and discover a one-stop shop for beginner lessons, equipment and advice? Then the year’s best ski show is a must visit.
Whatever your interest in ski or snowboarding – from complete novice to seasoned veteran – you can’t afford to miss the biggest and best ever Ski and Snowboard show in the UK, and maybe even the world.
Taking place in both EventCity Manchester from 25 – 27 October and London’s Earls Court from 30 October – 3 November, this year’s shows promise to be bigger and better than ever before. This year’s Ski and Snowboard show, in association with Monarch, is the 40th anniversary and they’re planning to celebrate in style.
Enjoy 30-minute beginner lessons on the Skills Slope, under the watchful eyes of top instructors from The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, and learn the basics before heading out on the mountain. There are also lessons for more experienced skiers wanting a refresher class and even the chance to try out some freestyle skiing. Either book on the day on a first come, first served basis, or reserve your place when booking a ticket so you don’t miss out.
As well as ski lessons, you can also try your hand (or should that be legs) at freestyle snowboarding or go for a spin on the Monarch ice rink. Kids (and let’s be honest, a few adults too) will also love tubing – the chance to fly down the slope on an inflatable tube. Again, book your fifteen-minute session in advance to avoid disappointment.
With a massive range of other exhibits, including wine tasting, classy bars and even the chance to have a go at curling and petanque – there’s a chance to relax and also let your competitive side loose. The sheer range of activities and events are what make this perhaps the best ski show in the world.
Of course, for anyone who loves skiing and snowboarding, the chance to see the latest gear from some of the industry’s big names is the real highlight of the show. This is the largest consumer winter sports show in Europe, so you know there’ll be plenty to see.
Last year’s show welcomed nearly 35,000 visitors over five days, who got to check out 221 exhibitors’ latest kit. With this year’s shows in London and Manchester hoping to be bigger and better, this is your chance to see the latest gear before your mates.
World Snow Awards 2013
The annual World Snow Awards return and what better pace to hold them? The categories are designed to show off the very best of the ski and snowboarding industries – including resorts, travel, retail, equipment and technology. Giving you the chance to find out who is leading the way in skiing and snowboarding right now.
Whether you’re looking to find out more about the sport, check out the latest gear or even spark the little one’s interest – the show is really family oriented – this is the best ski show to visit by far. You can get more information or purchase tickets and book ski and tubing sessions here.