The Metro Ski & Snowboard Show kick-starts the winter sports season at the Grand Hall at Olympia, London, from 18-22 October 2006. With all the usual highlights, plus 10 brand spanking new features, this event is guaranteed to put you in the mood for some slope action.

The 5-day event promises to be an action packed prelude to the ski and snowboarding season with something for everyone, from eager beginners to hardcore enthusiasts, with hundreds of activites, stalls and contests under one roof.

The World Resorts Village features the cultures and cuisines of the world’s leading ski resorts, from Japan to New Zealand. Travel advisors will be on hand with advice for your next snowboarding trip, whether you're looking for a romantic snowboarding break in the chicest French boutique hotels or fondue with friends in a Swiss chalet.

The all new Quarter Pipe will have the world’s top skiers and boarders leaping 20ft from Olympia’s balcony to perform gravity defying tricks and turns. The Quarter Pipe will also play host to the legendary London Ride*1 and Orange Aim Series*2 events, bringing both major international players the cream of home grown talent to the arena.

Further new features include the Ice Climbing Wall, Brand Showcase fashion show, photography in the Winter Image Gallery, big screens, a daytime bar and music provided by the legendary X FM DJ's, plus the Winter Sports Adventure Theatre, providing practical advice and lifesaving tips such as avalanche survival from leading outdoor experts and guest speakers.

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