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The BRITS Snow & Music Festival, Laax, Switzerland 18th – 25th March.
The new Laax slopestyle BEO-style © Marcel Lämmerhirt (MLP)
The countdown is officially on! It’s only three weeks until Protest, the UK’s top boardwear brand, stages the highly anticipated Protest Slopestyle Championships at The BRITS 2012. The UK’s elite are gearing up and getting ready to bring their A-Game to the all-new and inventive Slopestyle course.
Cementing their reputation as the Godfathers of freestyle, Laax has built a new world-class freestyle area, Snow & Park, which will host the Protest Slopestyle Championships. Situated in the area between the renowned Laax superpipe and the brand new six-seater chair lift the innovative new slopestyle course, which also hosted the European Open, will give riders a new playground to showcase their ever expanding bag of tricks. Last year saw Protest rider Becky Menday just miss out on a podium spot in the women’s overall, but after recently taking gold at the Protest Rookie Fest we have a feeling she’ll be stepping up in 2012.
The 3 Star TTR Protest Freeski Slopestyle Championships kicks off on Thursday 22nd March with the Snowboard Championships finishing the week off in style on Friday 23rd March. In addition to the £3000 prize purse and £1000s of product, Protest is offering the winners of the British Snowboard Slopestyle Championships a trip to Protest surf camp in Fuerteventura. Competitors should pre-register and can find out more here: http://www.the-brits.com/championships/registration.
The BRITS fancy dress is quite rightly the stuff of legend, so get ready to style your Mohawk, pogo to the Pistols and flick everyone the Vs at the Punk Protest Night, in association with Whitelines Magazine. We’re pretty sure the night will end up with an almighty mosh pit of leather-clad stud-wearing punks, but just in case we’ve invited BRITS favourite Christian Stevenson along just to make sure!
Week-packages start from an amazing *£279 and include seven nights’ accommodation, seven day liftpass, festival wristband, and an official BRITS Funi beanie, so don’t delay, get booking! Check out www.the-brits.com for the full week’s schedule and booking details. *411CHF – GBP equivalent may vary with exchange rate.
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The BRITS would not be possible without its highly supportive sponsors: Protest, Trespass, Dare2b, Snow+Rock and Nooka. Media partners: Whitelines, Huck, Extreme Sports Channel, Downdays.eu, Ski Club of Great Britain, Metrosnow.co.uk, In The Snow and Snowboardclub.co.uk. Destination partners: Switzerland Tourism and LAAX. Governing Bodies: TTR, AFP, WSF and BSS.