The Mighty Coe Ski and Snowboard Festival is almost here

The final touches are now being applied to plans for The Mighty Coe – the UK’s first-ever ski and snowboard festival, to be held at Glencoe Mountain on March 26-27, 2022.

The events and exhibitor program is now complete with an impressive list of leading international ski and winter sports brands exhibiting alongside a wide range of on-snow and social activities. The event is supported by outdoor clothing and equipment brands The North Face and Salomon.

At the heart of the daytime snow action is a slopeside festival village halfway up the ski center grounds, with exhibits or testing of equipment from brands such as Nordica, Dynastar, Atomic, Jones, Dynafit, Lange, Black Crows, K2, Shred, Head, Ortovox, Scott, Fauna, Line, Planks and more.

The festival village will also feature a purpose-built outdoor bar, festival food and DJs all weekend.

For those looking to progress, a program of lessons and sessions includes guided splitboarding and ski touring to give a taste of the backcountry experience and a chance to try out new equipment.

“As well as coming together to celebrate skiing and snowboarding after the last two miserable years,” says organizer Neil Dalgleish of events company Hillside Outside, “one of the aims of the festival is to encourage people discover the joys of getting into the backcountry – safely People can find the kit they need, maybe try a few and join a group to learn the basics of what to do and how to stay safe while doing it.

The festival also presents The North Face and Ellis Brigham Snow Night – a movie night and afternoon which has already toured London and Manchester. Scottish lockdown film Grounded will receive a rare screening alongside some of the best winter sports films of the season. Snow Night will be something of a baptism for the new cafe complex at Glencoe Mountain Resort – recently rebuilt from the ground up after a horrific fire on Boxing Day 2019.

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The idea for the Mighty Coe was born during the Covid lockdown, and is partly a response to renewed interest in ‘domestic snow’, but also to the wider climate situation. “You just have to look at the tragedy that is happening to glaciers and weather now,” says Neil. “We have to change what we do – we all do. I hope this festival shows that you can still have an amazing time in the mountains without needing to fly anywhere. Learning how to make the most of our less polluting opportunities must be a crucial part of the future.

The festival has partnered with the climate action charity Protect Our Winters, whose aim is to help outdoor enthusiasts become effective climate advocates to find systemic solutions to climate change.

The Mighty Coe aims to be an annual celebration of skiing and snowboarding for the UK and takes place at Glencoe Mountain, March 26-27, 2022.

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The festival is supported by The North Face, Salomon and Ellis Brigham.

Full program information is available at www.themightycoe.com

For more information on the demo, expo or any other aspect of The Mighty Coe, email office@hillsideoutside.com, or call 07796 173939.

The Mighty Coe is organized by Scottish outdoor event organizers Hillside Outside Ltd in partnership with Glencoe Mountain Resort.

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