HUNDREDS of skiers and snowboarders took part in a South Derbyshire ski centre’s open day.
The Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre welcomed the Slide to Sochi roadshow which aims to inspire young people to take part in snowsports ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, next year.
Visitors had the chance to take part in taster ski and snowboard lessons, ride the toboggan run and watch the freestyle demonstrations.
Kelly Grewcock, manager the centre’s manager said: “The winter season has officially kicked off with a bang.
“Our Slide to Sochi event happened the same day that the Olympic torch landed in Russia.
“It’s been a great day and we have more events planned.”