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Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival returns for its 45th year

Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival returns for its 45th year

This year the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival will celebrate its 45th Anniversary, returning to Battersea Park between October 25-28. It is back with even more attractions and entertainment.

What first began in 1973 with only a handful of exhibitors and some expert talks, has since grown into a spectacular Alpine festival filled with après-themed street food and bar areas, live music and entertainment, along with stands from all apparel and technical equipment, and ski resorts from around the world.

New attractions include dog sledding and old favourites have been refreshed, such as the ice rink and the ‘Mount Battersea’ slope.

Samantha Pearce, Head of Marketing for the event, said: “We are incredibly excited about what the 2018 event has to offer this year. It is filled to the brim with new and inspiring content that should appeal to everyone from our avid skiers, after-dark festival goes and right through to those just starting out and perfectly complements the re-brand of the event to a festival.”

Taking place over half-term, visitors can expect plenty of games and activities for kids including an arts and crafts zone, face painting and a line-up of children’s entertainers.

New for 2018 is the Snow+Rock Climbing Wall, London’s largest indoor ski centre, Chel-Ski Slope, where visitors will have the opportunity to brush up on their existing skills or try out skiing or snowboarding. In the heart of the Mountain Village, a vintage Ferris wheel will provide aerial views of the action on Mount Battersea where the British Ski & Snowboard Team will be soaring into the air, demonstrating tricks performed at the recent Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

Visit for updates on new attractions and line-ups. Tickets are now on sale.

Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival returns for its 45th year
Photos by James North