From 31 October until 2 November, the British Ski & Board Show will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at the Birmingham NEC.

Expect demos, contests, film screenings, seminars, plus the opportunity to hone your skills on the practice slope and pick up some brilliant bargains.

Here's some of what's on offer...

Big Air 2008 Spectacular freestyle aerial displays from Olympic & World champions, pulling spectacular jumps from the 45% degree extreme ramp in a high flying display of courage, precision and talent.

Ice Climbing Have a go on the ice-climbing wall, with specialist instructors from Ackers Adventurous Activity Centre helping you every step of the way.

Skill Slope & Test Centre For skiers and boarders of all levels and abilities wanting to improve their technique. Weather you’re a seasoned pro or a complete beginner learning the basics, the instructors from John Nike Leisuresport will help you improve you technique for the season ahead. There will also be a skills demo by the Austrian ski instructor team, plus the chance for you to try some of this year’s hottest equipment.

Interactive Talks, Seminars & Workshops Tune Your Gear - Find out how to stop your boots from hurting to maintaining your skis and snowboards at home. Back Country – It’s the New horizon How to drive in the snow – Keeping you on the road Ski Sunday’s Graham Bell – On how to be ski fit Zoe Gillings –Britain’s Highest ranking Olympian Insider Guide –To skiing in the USA with Stowe Common Misconception – Of what the Foreign office can and can’t do when you get into trouble abroad don’t miss this Q&A sessions.

Holidays With ski holidays starting from £99, there’s no reason why you can’t have winter holiday this season. So come and find that holiday you want…

Clothing & Equipment There’s plenty of show bargains to be had this year with huge show discounts on offer, you’ll be sure to snap up a good deal and be ‘kit ready’ for winter.

Location, Location, Location World class resorts from the Alps to the Rockies, there to provide you with all the information you need, the best places, the best time of year and the best runs to try. Let their local knowledge help you help you find that perfect holiday.

Mountain Properties Fancy living in the mountains? Whether you want a holiday home or you’re looking to invest in real estate as a business, visit the show and find companies that can help hunt out that perfect pad.

Work in the Industry Bring your CV to the ‘Natives recruitment desk’ and apply for work this season. Get free tips on the salary you can expect, as well as advice on the best way to apply.

Want to be a ski instructor? If get a buzz from spending a couple of weeks knee deep in snow then maybe a future as ski and snowboard instructor would be right for you. Come along to the show and get all the info you need to kick start your career.

Alpine cafes Check out the French Tourism stand or sample ‘The taste of New England USA’. Relax in the alpine food restaurant with tastes that will take you straight back to the mountains.