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Fancy beating a ski instructor?

Not at whizzing down a mountain but at petanque. A holiday company is giving you the chance at The Ski and Snowboard Show to be held at Earl’s Court towards the end of October.

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Now we get are getting many press releases and information here at PlanetSKI about the up and coming Ski Show that takes place at Earl’s Court from October 19th – 23rd.

Some are rather uninteresting but at one stand we have heard that you can play the game of petanque against a suitably dressed ESF ski instructor.

For those of you that don’t know what petanque it is that quintessentially French game based on boules.

You stand inside a starting circle, with both feet on the ground, and throw hollow metal balls as near to a small wooden ball as you can. The wooden ball is called a cochonnet, which translates as  “piglet”.

It is being organised by the French ski holiday, Pierre et Vacances, and it seems a bit more of an imaginative way to entice visitors to a stand than offering a piece of cheese on a stick.

We don’t know much more about it – Will it be on sand? How big will the playing area be? Is there a prize? Will lessons be given? When we find out we will let you know.

If you want to practice an electronic version of the game and be in with a chance to win a holiday then see here.

We haven’t had time to have a go but will do soon and will definately have a throw or two at the show.

As The Ski & Snowboard Show approaches we will bring you more news and, of course, we will be covering it in full at the time with our reporters there every day.

If you want to enter the PlanetSKI competition to win tickets then see here.

Now it turns out that Pierre et Vacances are quite keen on their petanque and hosted a tournament on Brighton beach this summer run by The Brighton & Hove Petanque Club.

16 teams of two people took part and many others drank wine, ate and admired the spectacle.

It proved to be one of the few days without rain this summer and we are told a good time was had by all.

On the beach

On the beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So whcih nation are they from?

So which nation are they from?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the spirit of the mountains

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