Skiing, Snowboarding, Simon Dumont and record-breaking snowballs in London this week

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 19, 2009 9:13 am

Londoners may not have mountains but they definitely know how to throw a party. The Metro Ski and Snowboard Show kicks off this week and organizers have trucked in ten tons of snow to Olympia, an indoor event facility. (The snow came from the Milton Keynes Snowzone, another indoor ski area, if you were wondering.)

This year, the show should make the books as organizers are hoping to launch an indoor snowball fight so huge, it will make the Guinness Book Of World Records. The Metro event starts Wednesday, so if you happen to be traveling to London, or if you’re already there, head to Olympia to help make history. If that’s not enough, the show will feature a 50ft kicker where some of the world’s top freeride skiers and snowboarders will launch their biggest stunts during several Big Air competitions.

The fun doesn’t stop as immediately following the five-day show at Olympia, the Freeze Snowboard, Ski and Music Festival kicks off at Battersea Heights. A massive amount of snow—500 tons—has been made so more freestylers can showcase their tricks off of a 55ft kicker. World height record holder Simon Dumont will be there, along with snowboarders competing at the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup, which is an Olympic qualifier.

Indoor skiing, snowboarding, high-flying big air tricks and a tented alpine village: And you only thought London was responsible for the Beatles.