The British Snow Tour kicks off next weekend at Castleford with the Animal Slopestyle Championships. Expect free shredding lessons, the opportunity to test the latest 2009 kit, plus a glimpse of the UK’s finest freestyle riders competing for British titles, fortune and fame.

Welcoming all ages, abilities, styles and outfits, the British Snow Tour isn’t just for the elite, with prizes and medals stretched across five age categories, (kids, youth, junior, senior and masters). There will be a total of £104,000 in cash prizes and 558,600 TTR World Ranking points up for grabs. For less experienced slope-riders, there will be over 5000 free introductory ski and snowboard lessons provided, plus the chance to try out brand spanking new snowboards and skis.

So, put these dates in your diaries and we’ll see you for some more of the same...

Animal Slopestyle Championships Venue: Castleford, SNO!zone Date: Saturday 20th September More info here - inc comp and lesson registration

Quiksilver Big Air Championships Venue: Milton Keynes, SNO!zone Date: Saturday 27th September More info here - inc comp and lesson registration

Trespass Snowboardcross / Skiercross Championships Venue: Braehead, SNO!zone Date: Saturday 4th October More info here - inc comp and lesson registration