This time last year I visited the Metro Ski & Snowboard Show in London (report). It was a good day. I can’t make it this year, but I do have a pair of weekday tickets to give away, courtesy of the event folk.
I haven’t had much time to organise this mini-competition as I’ve been away – so I’m keeping it real simple. If you’re interested in the tickets, all you have to do is send me your favourite snowboard-related photo. It can be anything you like: an action shot, something scenic, friends in the bar, etc. The only restriction is that it needs to be a photo that you or a friend took – I’m not interested in a picture of Shaun White or anything like that.
The competition will run from Friday through to Sunday. Again, I’m sorry for the short notice, but all you need to do is send an email, including your photo, your name, the address to have the tickets sent too and something useful in the subject like Metro Show. I’ll announce the winner on Monday and post the photo. Check out the event website for all the details you need and the press release is below. Good luck…
24th-28th October 2007 Olympia, London
To find out which rider is pulling all the tricks this year or where to book your next holiday, you need venture no further than this year’s show. With eight new features, and the return of some of last year’s highlights such as the Trespass Quarter Pipe, The Ski and Snowboard – on the slopes with lastminute.com is the place to get you geared up for the winter season.
Back to showcase the talents of some of the world’s finest riders, the Trespass Quarter Pipe is home to the hottest action this side of the Alps. Just next door, a new addition for this year is the much-anticipated Burton Rail Jam brought to you by Land Rover; boarding masters from across the globe will be grinding the rail for your viewing pleasure. You can also pick up some hot tips from the pros in the Snowboard and Freeski Theatre.
Pictures from the Piste
If all the action gets too much, take a time out and experience the finer side of snow sports with our breathtaking video and image gallery. With all imagery submitted by the public, the mix is vast, from sunsets on the slopes to big air and deep powder fields. In fact, why not submit your own gems on www.metrosnow.co.uk from 14th September. Get a sneak preview of the latest in board design at our ‘Board Art Gallery’, which shows how decks can be customised through a mixture of graffiti and illustration.
Home to the big brands
The ski show offers a great opportunity for ski and board fans to equip themselves ahead of the winter season, with the chance to shop around, under one roof. With an enormous Brand Arena, you can top up your wardrobe from the cutting edge design of Oakley, established favourites such as Salomon and hot newcomers like Zimtstern and E+O. Catch the visually explosive fashion show to see the creme de la creme of winter styles.
Best ski holiday yet
Within the popular World Resorts Village, you’ll have the chance to shop around for your next ski or board adventure. With representatives from countries across the globe, at hand to advise on the hottest new destinations and latest deals, cherry-picking your dream holiday is made easy.
If being out on the slopes all day gives you a touch of frostbite, then head to one of our four entertainment areas to warm yourself up. For those who love their music as much as their ski holidays, the Gigloo is a must! For the first time ever, we will be hosting a series of exclusive live gigs from a unique ‘igloo’ venue, in conjunction with XFM.
After an action packed day on the slopes, a well-deserved beer is a must. New to this year’s show is the stunning roof terrace bar, offering a unique opportunity to sit back and soak up an Alpine atmosphere, with a great view of the Quarter Pipe competition below.