Over the weekend of the 29th-30th September, Dorset Snowsports Centre will witness approximately 150 of the UK’s snowboard and ski elite showcasing impressive tricks over the huge 8m jump for the Quiksilver British Artificial Big Air Championships. With 2007 British Snowboard Big Air Champion, Si Brass, hanging up his boots for the day to fulfill his event duties as start referee, the Artificial title is for the taking and those ready to snap it up, include big hitters Jamie Nicholls and Ben Knox. On the female side, hot favourites to take the title on home turf include 2007 British Snowboard Big Air and Snowboardcross Champion Jo Chastney and freeskier Teri Spencer, who placed 2nd in the 2006 British Big Air Championships and 5th in the 2007 British Slopestyle Championships.
In the morning’s Quarterpipe Jam, riders will show off their skills, inspired by the chance of winning one of the four prestigious spots to compete in the Invitational British Quarterpipe Championships at the Metro show, Friday 26th October. UK talent will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of thousands of spectators and compete alongside super stars, Dom Harrington, and Paddy Graham, to name just a few!
New to the British Snow Tour, Nike 6.0 will be running a ‘Killing It’ competition, where an exclusive ‘money can’t buy’ prize will be up for grabs. This will be awarded to the snowboarder who pulls off the biggest and most impressive tricks throughout the day. During the championships, Salomon and Faction Ski’s will also be dishing out new set-ups in the “Salomon Best Un-sponsored” and Faction Ski’s “Step Up” awards.
As a prequel to the weekend the Snowsports team will be giving kids from the local Dorset schools a chance to have FREE beginner ski or snowboard lessons, courtesy of Quiksilver, during the championships to inspire students to get active.
Local pro and ‘brains’ of the schools tour team, Sonia Shaw commented;“It’s great to have the Championships at my home slope again and I’m stoked about going
into the schools to encourage more local kids to get involved and see them in action on their free lesson.”
Competition is based on open entry for all abilities. For event info, register to compete, or to book your spot on one of the FREE ski/snowboard lessons visit: www.britishsnowtour.com. Or head straight to the slope to take advantage of the FREE coaching, product testing and catch the UK’s best freestylers in action.