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The Big Ski Test
Thursday November 12, 2015 - Email this article to a friend

It all kicked off last weekend as 100s of models are available to test in three indoor centres in the UK. Next weekend it is in Milton Keynes. UPDATED

The Ellis Brigham Big Ski Test is now in its 7th year and gives people the chance to test some of  the new models on snow and ahead of the winter.

It has become something of an autumn pilgrimage for many eager skiers hungry to jump on the newest skis.

Not only is it a great opportunity to get advice from experts, with over 100 pairs to choose from, this is also an opportunity to 'try before you buy' if you're looking for a new pair of skis this season," said a statement from Ellis Brigham.

It is supported by Tirol and New Generation Ski & Snowboard School.

There are a host of brands including Salomon, Atomic, Head and K2.

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"The Big Ski events are all about giving skiers free advice and the opportunity to ski as many of this season's skis as they'd like to.  We'll have experts on hand to offer advice, plus we have organised free sessions with New Generation Ski School to introduce participants to carving, short turns and how to get more from your skiing," said the Equipment Buyer from Ellis Brigham, Steve Wells.

GB athletes are there and there was the chance to watch this winter's hottest film Degrees North (Tamworth only).  

The only cost is for slope time the event organisers have negotiated three hours skiing from just £27!'

Dates & Times

Saturday 14th November

9am - 6pm

SnowDome, Tamworth

3 Hours Recreational at member's rates (£41 for adults and £32.50 for juniors).

Sunday 15th November

11am - 4pm

Snowfactor, Braehead

Pre-book sessions before 12th November then you can save 20% on standard lift pass prices

3 hour - £34 reduced to £27.20 with the Big Ski discount

4 hour - £36 reduced to £28.80 with the Big Ski discount

Saturday 21st November

11am - 4pm

Snozone, Milton Keynes

A special 3 hour lift pass is available for £35.99. Use EBSKI3 when booking online, on the phone or in person at the Snozone booking desk.

For more details then see here.

Ellis Brigham is supporting a host of events around the UK this autumn:

The off piste ski guide Henry Schniewind is preseting his HAT Talks in Ellis Brigham stores around the country - we will be at the one at St Paul's, London next week on Thursday 19th - see here for further details about staying safe off piste.

Ellis Brigham is also hosting The Degreesº North Film Tour.

The film follows Xavier De Le Rue, Samuel Anthamatten and Ralph Backstrom on their 2-year epic journey into the far off reaches of Alaska.

Their aim was to access untouched peaks and what they achieved will take your breath away. With ground breaking cinematography and epic descents this film is sure to be one of this winter's biggest snowsports movies.

It will appear at the following -

* Cambridge  -  Thursday 5th November

* Milton Keynes -  Saturday 14th November

* Chester -  Tuesday 17th November

* Manchester -  Wednesday 25th November

* Bristol -  Thursday 26th November

* Braehead Glasgow -  Thursday 26th November

* Aviemore -  Friday 27th November

See here for full details and to book for your free tickets >>

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