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An event to inform snowsports lovers about off-piste skiing will be hosted at Chel-Ski in December, with the proceeds going to snowsports charities. NEW

Chel-Ski is an indoor ski centre in London's Chelsea.

And the charities benefitting: Snowcamp and Disability Snowsports UK.

The indoor ski centre will host a charity event launched by the team that brought the 'Getting into Off-Piste and Backcountry' talks, popular at London's Ski & Snowboard Show.

The evening's topic is skiing off-piste, showing the latest off-piste gear from snowsports retailer Ellis Brigham, as well as giving professional insurance advice, ski fitness tips and even suggesting apps to help edit your off-piste ski films.

Talks will include where to go, who to ski with, what equipment to use, why you'd want to try skiing off-piste and expectations on the levels of safety that should be considered.

It will also delve into the growing sector of ski touring, explaining the differences between lift accessed off-piste and terrain earned by your own steam.

People in action at Chel-SkiPeople in action at Chel-Ski















And the experienced off-piste skeirs giving their professional advice?

Richard Barker of Canadian skiing tour operator Kicking Horse Powder Tours and David Robertson of travel agency Action Outdoors.

The talk is a broad introduction to off-piste skiing and if anyone is considering heading away from the marked runs this winter then we hope they will come along.

"For the more experienced, there's plenty to get stuck into with equipment, apps, fitness advice and perhaps some hints and tips that might just add a little extra to the off-piste armoury," says Richard Barker.

"We want to give people the tools to consider what they do off-piste this winter and whilst this isn't some kind of course that qualifies people to go off into the mountains," David Robertson says.

"it will provide the kind of information skiers need to make informed choices about if they want to ski off-piste and who they should go with."

Backcountry heliskiing in British Columbia, CanadaIntense off-piste - Backcountry heliskiing in British Columbia, Canada















The event:

Date: Tuesday December 6, 2016 - 7pm

Location: Chel-Ski, London.

Cost: £10 in advance (£15 on the door) -  Get your tickets here.

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