Scheduled to take place at Battersea Evolution from 24th to 27th October, The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival is excited to announce their first guest speaker, Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE. Making an appearance at the show on Friday 25 th October, Sir Ranulph will host an intimate speaker session for travel enthusiasts, followed by a book signing. Known as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph will be on hand to inspire guests with a multitude of incredible stories that are sure to excite travellers and encourage them to book their next winter sports adventure.


Best-known for his epic expeditions, 2019 marks ten years since Sir Ranulph became the first Briton to summit Everest. As the first man to reach both poles and the author of 23 books including The Daily Telegraph’s UK bestseller The Feather Men, Sir Ranulph is a true advocate for adventure travel and will grant visitors to the show exclusive access into his world of intrepid travel, inspiring guests with stories from a lifetime of exploration.

Sir Ranulph commented, “I am pleased to be the first speaker at this year’s Ski and Snowboard Festival. I have been leading expeditions worldwide for 50 years and look forward to attending the event, alongside the Telegraph’s Ski and Snowboard experts and selection of exhibitors. I am looking forward to meeting folk who look forward to their own travel adventures to discuss some of their experiences and the destinations and moments that I treasure most. I hope to encourage visitors to push their boundaries, to travel deeper and to book meaningful and memorable travel experiences.”

Over four days in October, The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival will unite ski, winter sports and destination experts from across the globe under one roof. Packed full of information for novices and ski fanatics, the event has taken inspiration from some of the best large scale ski celebrations in the mountains to create an amazing alpine festival right here in London. Marking the beginning of the ski season with an exciting line-up of over 200 exhibitors including Sierra Nevada, Crystal Ski Holidays and Ski Vermont, The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival is the perfect place for travellers to get inspiration and advice from a host of international professional athletes and The Telegraph’s own-award winning journalists.



Tickets to the event start from £21.65 per person (including access to the Après event).

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