IF you're a dedicated skier, snowboarder or just thinking about hitting the slopes for the very first time, the 2014 Ski and Snowboard show is an absolute must - and it is set to be bigger and better than ever. 

The show, which takes place at EventCity, Manchester from October 24 to 26, will host as a range of tour operators and chalet companies are on hand to advise those considering a ski holiday.

With a range of new events, deals and competitions, the show will also offer visitors live freestyle ski demonstrations, insider tips from snow sports experts in the Mountain Talks Theatre, après bars, live music, Animal Bike Tour, 250 top brands, chalet companies showcasing the best in winter sports and the chance to receive a free lift pass to a variety of resorts.

The nearby Chill Factore will be offering deals to all show visitors. Beginner ski and snowboard lessons will be available to book on the day for just £32 (normally £70) and fun tasters are available for just £20 instead of £30. They are also offering all adult show visitors a free lift pass to use at their real snow slope.

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All you need to do is head to the Chill Factore stand at the show to pick up your free lift pass!

It's also the perfect opportunity to get kitted out with all the essentials before you head to the mountains. 

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A fashion show will bring the hottest winter sports looks to life and will provide inspiration to all to look fabulous on the slopes.

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They are never too young to get the snow bug! There are loads of activities to keep children entertained all day and it’s a fantastic place to let them try ski and snowboarding in a safe and fun environment.

The Virgin Wine Tasting experience will cater for the Apres ski part of the day. Try out the Virgin wine tasting bar, other apres bars and have a dance to some live music. There is also a chance to get inspired and increase your knowledge of mountain safety in the Mountain Talks Theatre from experts in the industry.

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The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show North will take place from Friday, October 24 to Sunday, October 26 from 10am to 5pm each day. For more details, click here