Slide Award Winners Announced

The Slide tradeshow, which is organised by the Snowsport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB), is currently taking place (22-24 Jan) at the International Centre in Telford showcasing next season’s snowsport products.

Exhibiting brands are eligible to enter their top products into the Slide Awards that celebrate the very best new products for the following season. There are 4 categories: hardware, software, accessories, and the Fresh Brand category for new brands or first-time exhibitors. The finalists are on display throughout the show.

At Wednesday night’s SIGB AGM, the winners of the Slide Awards 2019 were announced, with the Atomic Backland Carbon Boot taking top honours in the Hardware section, Planks The People’s Series winning the Software category and the GoPro Hero 7 Black, winning the Accessories category. The winner of the Fresh Brand category is Gogglesoc, a stretchy cover to protect goggle lenses.

Slide Award Winners – 2019

Hardware Category

Brand: Atomic

Model: Backland Carbon Boot

5 years after launching the revolutionary Backland boot, this next-gen Backland boot features the new Free/Lock 4.0 ski/walk system making transitions quicker, the BOA closure system wrapping the foot, lightweight Prolite construction increasing power transfer to the skis, frictionless pivot and a highly customisable, climate controlled liner.

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 Software Category

Brand: Planks

Model: The People’s Series

Planks Clothing presents The People’s Series. The People’s Series is designed to present a true unisex collection of products for skiers, developed with a regular fit combined with an evolving silhouette throughout the size offering. The People’s Series adapts to suit all different body shapes and individual styles, guys or gals!

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Accessories Category

Brand: GoPro

Model: Hero7 Black

Gimbal‑like video that’s insanely smooth. Smart‑capture superpowers for the best, most brilliant photos automatically. Battle‑tested and waterproof without a housing. This is HERO7 Black – the most advanced GoPro ever.

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Fresh Brand Category

Brand: Gogglesoc


A gogglesoc is simple: a stretchy cover for your ski goggles designed to protect expensive lenses from scratches. Gogglesocs are made from recycled plastic bottles and come in a variety of trendy prints. Founded by three Brits, gogglesoc’s popularity has been skyrocketing in North America; now we’re launching into Europe!

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SIGB (Snowsport Industries of Great Britain) is the trade association for skiing and snowboarding. Led by a 15-strong committee of volunteers from within the industry, the SIGB currently has 170 member organisations from the retail, supplier and travel sectors of the industry.

Slide™ is owned by the SIGB, with the management of Slide being handled by Rare Management, specialists in sports events and marketing.

Slide 2020 will take place from 21-23 January 2020at Telford International Centre.