The 2008 British Snowboard and Freeski Tour is preparing to bring some summer shredding to a city near you this summer.

Competition registration is now live. To book your spot to compete, go to the British Snow Tour website. Registration is open to all ages and abilities and offers each competitor the chance to gain prestigious TTR World ranking points...

British Snow Tour dates for your diaries:

Dryslope Events: 5th & 6th July 2008 – Halifax, Quiksilver British Big Air Championships 12th & 13th July 2008 – Chatham, Animal British Slopestyle Championships 19th & 20th July 2008 – Norfolk, Trespass British Snowboard/Skiercross Championships

Indoor Events: 20th September 2008 – SNO!zone, Castleford, Animal British Slopestyle Championships 27th September 2008 – SNO!zone, Milton Keynes, Quiksilver British Big Air Championships 4th October 2008 – SNO!zone, Glasgow, Trespass British Snowboard/Skiercross Championships

This year, sponsors Quiksilver, Animal and Trespass are back onboard, each taking a title discipline: Quiksilver Big Air, Animal Slopestyle and Trespass Snowboard & Skiercross Championships, with footwear partner ‘Cushe’ supporting the soles of top shredders throughout the tour, along with official retail partners, TSA and Ellis Brigham.

Free product testing will also be on offer at all stops, with a full range of snowboard and ski gear from K2, Ride, DC Snowboards and LINE availablre for you to get your grubby hands on and take for a no-holds-barred test drive. The demos are completely free and will take place on the Saturday of each tour event: 5-8pm on Dryslopes and 7-10pm on Indoor Slopes.

The British Snow Tour isn’t all about competition, it also comprises a schools tour which visits two schools in each of the six event regions, spreading the word about skiing and snowboarding and offering free introductory lessons. James Thorne, Paddy Graham, Becky Hammond, and Matt Walder make up the pro teaching team this year, with additional local riders joining them along the way.