Farmers Jam set for 15th annual celebration of skiing and snowboarding

Sunday session of the Farmers Jam 2014 at Norfolk Snowports Club, Trowse. Photo: Steve Adams

Sunday session of the Farmers Jam 2014 at Norfolk Snowports Club, Trowse. Photo: Steve Adams - Credit: Archant

Skiers and snowboarders from across the UK are preparing to make the trip to Norfolk for an annual festival that has become a firm fixture in the calendar.

The Farmers Jam Ski and Snowboard Festival, at the Norfolk Snowsports Club, will celebrate its 15th anniversary next weekend with a mix of tricks, competitions and food, drink and music.

Tessa Freeman, who works at the club, said: 'It's a vibrant, exciting weekend with riders and skiers of many abilities having enormous fun on the slope, and there's a fantastic patio atmosphere.

'If you want to come as a spectator, it's great. There's a licenced bar until late. There will be lots going on.'

Saturday will kick off at 10am with Slopestyle, where skiers and snowboarders battle over an obstacle course of man-made features including handrails, gas pipes and boxes to creatively jump and slide over.

The Big Air, from 2.30pm, will see riders launch themselves into daredevil flips and spins off a large jump to claim a place on the podium, with the day finishing with an après ski-style party with live DJs, karaoke, food and drink.

From 10am to 4pm on Sunday, organisers said riders will 'attempt to throw the craziest tricks they can think of into a large inflatable airbag, allowing them to push their limits and defy the laws of gravity'.

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There will also be a chance to try skiing and snowboarding with a qualified Instructor for £5. Organisers asked people to remember to bring long trousers, a long sleeved top, socks and some gloves.

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