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The BRITS 2009 Gears up for its 20th Annual Championships.

Europe’s longest established winter snowsports festival, The BRITS celebrates its 20th Birthday next year when it returns to Laax, Switzerland from the 28th March – 4th April 2009 for an unmissable winter week.
Fresh from a pre BRITS reccy out to Laax, Soul Sports chief, Stu Brass reports back on the brand new resort development and epic early season snow conditions.

Stu quotes: “Laax has undergone a brand new development in resort, the Rocksresort, which has already been given a design award and will give the resort and the BRITS an ultra modern twist, including new shops, restaurants and accommodation options. The amazing snow conditions and the 40inch base layer, promises for a long season and will help to create yet another amazing snow park and freestyle arena that Laax and the BRITS are renowned for.”

As well as a celebrated winter festival, The BRITS plays host to the prestigious British Snowboard and Freeski Championships that unites kids, rookies, pros and Olympians. The Championship action comes courtesy of the Trespass Snowboardcross/Skiercross, Quiksilver Big Air, Animal Slopestyle and SNO!zone Halfpipe. So if you fancy bagging yourself a British title, gold medal, TTR World Ranking points (snowboard) and bragging rights for a whole year, then register online now to compete and get practicing whilst the snowís still soft. Registration is now live and the competition programme has been confirmed:


Trespass Snowboardcross Championships – Monday 30th March

Quiksilver Big Air Championships – Tuesday 31st March

SNO!zone Halfpipe Championships – Wednesday 1st April

Animal Slopestyle Championships – Thursday 2nd April

To celebrate 20 years of snowsporting history, organisers and sponsors have upped the ante to guarantee The BRITS 2009 is an absolute classic! Over the coming months we’ll reveal all the extra programming for the 1000 or so revellers that will be hitting The BRITS for a week full of freestyle, music and mayhem.

Come join in the fun and festivities with unbeatable packages out to The BRITS starting from as little as £269* which includes – 7 nights’ accommodation, 6 days lifts pass and most importantly your BRITS event pack and wristband. Go to:

The BRITS would not be possible without its highly supportive sponsors:Animal, Quiksilver, Trespass, SNO!zone, Cushe, Suso, TSA and Ellis Brigham. Demo partners: Ride, K2, Line, Clif, and DC. Media partners Whitelines,,, and


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