Big Ski Test to tour the UK

4th November 2015, by Abi Butcher

The Big Ski Test will be at SnowDome, Tamworth, Snowfactor in Braehead and Snozone, Milton Keynes

The Big Ski Test will be at SnowDome, Tamworth, Snowfactor in Braehead and Snozone, Milton Keynes

Fancy tuning up your skills and trying out this season’s new skis? Over two weekends in the middle of November, Ellis Brigham is running its “Big Ski Test” event at ski slopes up and down the UK

Now in its 7th year the Ellis Brigham Big Ski Test is an opportunity to test the season’s new skies — with more than 100 pairs to choose from — plus a chance to get advice from experts on how to get the most from the kit on offer. It’s also an ideal opportunity to try before you buy if you’re looking for a new pair of skis this season.

Kicking off on Saturday 14 November at The SnowDome, Tamworth, followed by Snowfactor Braehead on Sunday 15 November and Snozone Milton Keynes on Saturday 21 November, the three events are organised by Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports in conjunction with Tirol and New Generation Ski & Snowboard School and involves a whole host of brands including Salomon, Atomic, Head and K2.

There are five free 45-minute coaching sessions throughout the day, including an introduction to carving, getting more from a shaped ski, stance and balance around the mountain, an intro to short turns and using turn shapes to get more from the mountain. The only cost is for slope time, and The Big Ski has negotiated discounts at each venue.

Ellis Brigham equipment buyer Steve Wells explained: “The Big Ski events are all about giving skiers free advice and the opportunity to ski as many of this season’s skis as they’d like to. 
“We’ll have experts on hand to offer advice, plus we have organised free sessions with New Generation Ski School to introduce participants to carving, short turns and how to get more from your skiing. 
“GB athletes will be there and there’s the chance to watch this winter’s hottest film Degrees North (Tamworth only).”

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