Thursday, January 17, 2013

World Snow Day

Let It Snow: 1. Nicola Hughes and Kerrie Nicole Blanc; 2. Fiona Wall and Michaela Kenny; 3. Kazia  Kryozton and Toni Wall. (Pix. Brian McEvoy)

We may have missed the show drifts that Met Eireann promised this week but it certainly looks like a white weekend ahead in Kilternan, Co Dublin.  Irish World Snow Day takes place this Sunday (January 20th) at Kilternan Ski Club and the whole family can experience the joy of snow with a day of free-style ski jumping, Norwegian Ski Hill tubing and free styling.

Kilternan is one of 72 locations across the world that will celebrate World Snow Day. Here skiers of all abilities are invited to test their nerves on Ireland’s only ski jump followed by some tubing down the new state of the art ski slope.  You can also test your strengths on Ireland’s highest climbing wall while you’re at it.

You don't have to know anything about skiing or snowboarding to participate - just bring an open mind and the willingness to have a great time. There will even be free admission and parking on the day.

Ski Club President Robert Norwood is delighted that Ireland is involved with such an important day: "We want to communicate that winter sports are something for everyone. We wish to encourage young children to take to the snow for the first time and hope to foster a future generation of snow lovers."