The UK’s only ski show – The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival – is returning to the heart of London in Battersea Park on 24-27 October 2019, and for many snowsports fanatics this marks the official onset of winter.
From a huge kicker, to film premieres, inspirational talks, innovative brands and a skate ramp, the festival-style event is the perfect place to get pumped, inspired and ready for the upcoming snow season. Nonstop will be in attendance to meet and chat with past and future guests, but here are a few other reasons to come along.
Marvel over Mount Battersea
Dominating the festival landscape, Mount Battersea will once again erupt into life. From style sessions to big air competitions, the al fresco, 50ft kicker with real snow will play launchpad to some of the UK’s best ski and snowboard freestyle athletes.
Soak up the atmosphere and watch the riders lay it on the line with epic demos of their skills. Probably the best place to hang out at the festival. You might even get inspired to set your own snow goals this season and join one of our all-mountain camps.
There’ll also be avalanche training sessions at the base of the kicker for budding backcountry explorers. Sessions lasting 45 minutes will take you through essential mountain skills and how to use a transceiver.
The après scene
The festival is set to bring slopeside après right to heart of London. With winter-themed street food, après bars open till late on Friday and Saturday, plus DJ-sets and live music, what more could you desire as an escape from the city and prelude to winter.
Grab your mates and glass of gluhwein or jagertee, swap stories of your on-snow exploits, and sip and dance away overlooking Mount Battersea. If last year is anything to go by, the après festivities will all but take you to the mountains.
Find inspiration for your next adventure
Whether you’re looking to explore new destinations, make more of your valuable time, or push your skiing or snowboarding to a new level, the show is a great place to speak to the experts and find inspiration for your next trip, with resorts, tour operators and winter sports specialists like us.
Swing by for a chat with us. We run a collection of ski and snowboard courses in handpicked locations in Canada and Europe, from all-mountain and backcountry camps designed for intermediate to advanced riders, to instructor and patrol training courses for aspiring professionals.
Get kitted out for winter
Looking to get geared up for the mountains? Whatever’s on your winter kit list, the festival is your one-stop-shop to get prepped for the slopes. From mountain retailers to bespoke brands, all bases are covered for style gurus and techies alike.
Discover the latest skis, boards, outerwear and accessories for the new season and take heed of the advice and guidance from the mountain wear experts on hand. There’s also a specialist ski boot fitting clinic for those looking to get the perfect shoe.
Talks, film premiers and more
There's a huge line-up of activities and attractions throughout the event. We're excited to see legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who'll be talking through some of his most epic adventure stories. They'll also be panel sessions with some of Britain's top athletes and Winter Olympians, a film premier of Warren Miller's new feature 'Timeless', plus craft beer, an ice rink, skate ramp demos and more.
Come on down
We look forward to speaking with you.