The 46th staging of the London ski show (now the UK’s only remaining show for the general public and known as ‘The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival’) saw visitor numbers hold firm despite terrible weather including torrential rain at the start of the four day event – which is partially staged outdoors.
Taking place over half term from October 24-27, 2019, the festival welcomed 16,139 snow-sports enthusiasts to London’s Battersea Evolution. Although the numbers were down slighting on 2018’s 16,779, this 4% drop has been attributed to fewer people buying on the day, due to the poor weather.
The four day event saw pro-rider competitions on Turkish Airlines sponsored ‘Mount Battersea’ real snow slope, the UK premier of Warren Miller Entertainment’s new ski film and over 250 exhibiting brands .
One of the world’s greatest explorers, Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE joined the line-up in The Inghams Lodge , which also saw the revolutionary Ski Technique Lab by Warren Smith.
The Telegraph team report that since the doors closed on the 2019 Festival, 47 exhibitors have already booked for the 2020 Festival and that it is expected that around 50% of exhibitors will confirm their participation before the end of November.
The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival will return to Battersea Evolution for its 47th year, October 29- November 1, 2020 .
“With further investment planned for 2020 , The Festival team will be introducing even more exciting, experiential features. There will be more opportunities than ever before for potential sponsors to associate their brands with stand out, memorable experiences that bring their brands to life,” a statement from the organisers claims.
A limited number of 30% off tickets are currently available from www.skiandsnowboard.co.uk The offer ends 30th November 2019.