21/10/2009 | by Anna Langer
When: 21st -25th October 2009
Where: Olympia, London
Olympic Talent Heads for the Metro Ski and Snowboard Show
Gold Standard Talent:
With Vancouver 2010 just around the corner, all eyes are on Britain’s Olympic hopefuls and at this year’s Ski and Snowboard show Ben Kilner will be proving he’s got what it takes to win a medal when he competes on the show’s new Trespass Big Air 50 foot Kicker. X Games Gold Medallist Jenny Jones will also be on hand to offer tips and advice throughout the show.
Once again London Olympia will play host to the crème de la crème of Europe’s Snowboarders and Free-skiers, as the British Snow Tour Championship and The London Ride roll into town.
The British Snow Tour Championship will see a showdown between 12 of best riders on the UK snow-sports scene. Featuring hot young talent like Sam Cullum, James Webb, Sparrow Knox and Jack Shackleton all at the top of their game, this competition is set to be a major highlight of the show.
On Saturday 24th October style and amplitude will be the order of the day as The London Ride arrives at Olympia. Expect to be blown away by big rotations and massive tweaked out grabs from the elite of Europe’s free-skiing stars, including last year’s winner Henrik Harlaut and home grown Mike Wakefield, as he attempts to bring the crown back to British soil.
Making its UK premiere, join Snowbombing’s Street Party on Friday 23rd October as it takes over the Zillertal Après Ski Bar. Heralded as the greatest festival on snow Snowbombing’s organisers will be bringing their unique vibe to London with music from top DJs TBX and the Loose Cannons.
London Gets Snowed In:
Winter will officially be starting early this year as the Metro Ski and Snowboard Show and Dare2b drop ten tonnes of real snow in the capital. Start warming up your throwing arm for target practice and get ready to make it into the record books as our visitors attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest indoor snowball fight.
Revolutionise your technique with the Warren Smith Ski Academy who will be on hand to give their expert advice on how to improve technique and fitness. Has the credit crunch got you dreaming of a ski season? Then check out the Natives Jobs Fair to talk to the people in the know at this leading seasonal recruitment event.
Return of the Gigloo!
The legendary ‘gig in an igloo’ is back. Okuru will be transforming the Gigloo into a winter themed alpine stage with a wealth of talent including music from XFM DJs and the Altitude Festival, ensuring side-splitting sessions peppered between stunning VJ sets.
Board Riders Heaven
Prepare to get excited about your first off-piste run of the season with some inspirational talks, films and guidance from mountain experts in the Off-Piste Adventure Theatre. You can also check out the latest snowboarding gear as core snowboard brands showcase their 09/10 kit and give visitors the opportunity to talk to professionals about how to choose the right board and essential equipment.
For more information and to book tickets visit metrosnow.co.uk
Wednesday 21st October: 11am – 8.30pm
Thursday 22nd October: 11am – 9.30pm
Friday 23rd October: 11am – 10pm
Saturday 24th October: 10am – 8pm
Sunday 25th October: 10am – 6pm