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Family Ski News | November 21, 2017

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London Alpine Festival 2017

London Alpine Festival 2017
Teresa Fisher

The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show returns to Battersea Evolution at Battersea Park tomorrow until Sunday (26 – 29 October 2017) with thrill-seeking entertainment, informative talks and demonstrations, an offering of the latest apparel and equipment and opportunities to lap up the après lifestyle before the winter season kicks off!

london-ski-showOnce again, the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show – the UK’s paramount winter sports event – has been scheduled to coincide with half term, as it is a show which appeals to all the family when it comes to snow sports and winter holidays, with something to offer the complete beginner, the seasoned pro and everyone in between.

The main hall features a broad range of exhibitors including ski resorts, tour operators – with some excellent show deals, all the top ski and snowboard brands, and a tech innovation zone with the most cutting-edge gadgets for winter.

Visitors are invited to the Mountain Talks Theatre, brought to you by Neilson, with a line up of expert guest speakers covering sustainability and avalanche safety screenings of some of the industry’s best ski films.

You’ll also have the chance to meet some of your ski and snowboard heroes, the Team GB athletes, before they head off to the Winter Olympics 2018.

ski-snowboard-show-londonThroughout the show, members of the British Ski and Snowboard Team will be taking part in talks in the Neilson Mountain Experts Theatre. Confirmed athletes include world cup halfpipe gold medal skier Rowan Cheshire, British Mens Alpine Ski Champion Billy Majorthe UK’s top aerial skier Lloyd Wallace and the best ranked giant slalom skier in Britain, Charlie Raposo.

Mount Battersea will rise again featuring more incredible stunts from our team of pro-riders; descending from the top of our 50ft kicker with real-snow from The Snow Centre Hempstead, the UK’s best skiers and snowboarders will perform their gnarliest tricks throughout the day, creating an electric atmosphere for you, your friends and family.

This year’s athletes will compete in a brand new big air competition, presented by Jimmy’s Iced Coffee, where riders will do their best to impress the judges for a prize pot share of £3,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

That’s not all! If you’re fast enough and loud enough you’ll have the chance to win some incredible prizes from our slope host, Tim Warwood. This is your first chance to see some insane ski action to kick off the season ahead! You might even be inspired to hit the park on your next trip…

The Ski Show takes place during the school half term holiday, offering an affordable day out to keep the whole family occupied with discounted family tickets and free entry for kids aged under 11!

Have a go at ice skating in the Mountain Village

Have a go at ice skating in the Mountain Village

There will be many other activities for families to take part in, such as ice skating on the ice rink at the heart of the mountain village, suitable for all ages and levels it’s fun for all the family!

Find the perfect family resort and browse the broad range of exhibitors in the Main Hall; book in a one-to-one session in the Travel Genius Bar, ask the experts where’s best to take the kids this winter, which operators you should look at and what type of childcare options you have!

While the kids are watching the pro-riders on Mount Battersea take the opportunity to soak up the authentic mountain atmosphere at one of our alpine food stalls, whilst sipping a beer, mulled wine or hot chocolate from one of the bars – after all, a week of childcare duties during half-term can be exhausting!

 

 

ski and snowboard showThe show takes place at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ.  It’s situated 15 minutes on foot from Victoria Tube and Mainline Station, or from Sloane Square Tube Station; 5 minutes’ walk from Battersea Park Overground Station, or accessible by bus 137 (N137), 44 (N44) and 452 to Queenstown Road (Chelsea Gate).

Ticket prices on the gate are £22 (adult), £8 (child aged 11-16), £12 (concessions).  Children under 11 go free and there’s an excellent value family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) – just £44 for a great half-term day out!  See The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show website for further details.