The 2009 British Snowboard and Freeski Tour kicks off in Norfolk this weekend, 12th & 13th September with the action-packed ‘Mini BRITS’ weekender.

With two full days of slope action, Six British Championship titles, Six wildcard spots to compete at the Metro Show in London PLUS the chance to join the prestigious Ride Snowboard Team up for grabs, Norfolk’s ‘Mini BRITS’ promises to be an amazing first event and start to the season!

The inspirational Schools Tour Team will get the show rocking with, Pat Sharples, Paddy Graham, Becky Hammond and local ripper Tom Coe dropping in on two Norwich schools on Thursday 10th & Friday 11th September. Whilst over at the Norfolk slope, preparations are being made and obstacles assembled for the British Big Air, Animal Slopestyle and Trespass Snowboardcross/Skierscross Championships. The top three snowboarders and freeskiers from the Big Air Championships over the weekend will also gain a wildcard spot to compete in the British Invitational Champs at the Metro Show in London.

Leading snowboard brand and British Snow Tour Demo Sponsor, Ride, will also be heading to Norfolk over the weekend to host the brand new interactive ‘Big Ride Quiz’ on Saturday evening. Ride Snowboard team manager, Matt Burt along with team riders, Ben Knox and Chris Chatt will also be on the lookout to find a new team rider: Matt Burt quoted: “If you fancy a place on the UK’s sickest snowboard team, why not rock up and show us what you’re made of. There'll be Ride team pro's at all four snow tour events spotting talent worthy of joining them on the UK Ride snowboard team, along with spot prizes for those showing real talent. If you rock it, Ride it..."

British Artificial Championship Schedule

Saturday 12th September, Norfolk Snowsports Centre:

• Trespass Snowboardcross Championships • Snowboard Big Air Championships • Animal Freeski Slopestyle Championships • FREE Beginner Snowboard Lessons • The Big Ride Quiz Night

Sunday 13th September, Norfolk Snowsports Centre:

• Trespass Skiercross Championships • Freeski Big Air Championships • Animal Snowboard Slopestyle Championships • FREE Beginner Ski Lessons

For more info, to pre-register to compete or snap up one of the FREE beginner lessons go to britishsnowtour.com