#PlanksGrassroots

Planks is a rider-owned clothing company born out of three decades absorbed in skiing and having fun in the mountains. We’re a close-knit group of skiers, driven by our own personal experiences.

#PlanksGrassroots is especially close to our hearts, Founder and Creative Director Jim Adlington started out on the UK dryslopes before embarking on a successful career as a pro skier. Our Team also includes Grassroots athletes riders across the globe!

We believe there is a huge talent pool currently emerging from a thriving dry ski slope and snow dome scene around the UK and on the mountains across Europe! We want to take the time to nurture, share and celebrate this talent.

To honour our heritage and show our commitment to the future of skiing, we are pleased to launch for the second year running; Planks Grassroots!  

Instagram Photo Competition

To kick off #PlanksGrassroots 2018, we are launching a brand-new Grassroots Instagram Photo Competition.

It’s super easy to enter and there are some amazing prizes up for grabs!

We want to see the best images from the UK pool of budding photographers and riders. We would like you to enter your raddest ski related images from the last twelve months into our Instagram Photo Competition. 

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Video Competition

After the huge success of last year’s Planks Grassroots Video competition we’re bringing it back for 2018, with an even bigger competition and bigger prizes!

We’re inviting all UK skiers to enter their very best 90 second video edit, so grab your mates and skis and hit the dry slope, or edit together your highlights from the past season. Be sure to pick bangers, competition will be tight!

The winners will be picked by our panel of judges and announced and screened at the awards ceremony during the London Ski Show.

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UK Tour

We will be hitting the road again this October with a tour of events around the best slopes in the UK.

Aimed at bringing the budding talent of the UK’s riders together, each stop will include coaching from top British pros, a jam session and your chance to get your hands on some awesome prizes and hang out with the UK’s best riders! 

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London Ski Show

We will be wrapping #PlanksGrassroots up with an awards ceremony for the Instagram Photo Competition, Video Competition, the finals of the UK tour and official après parties at the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show in London on the 25th - 28th October. 

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Woodsy and Grassroots

There is no better candidate to be the Ambassador for Planks Grassroots than James ‘Woodsy’ Woods. He came from the mountain of fantastic plastic that was Sheffield Ski Village, a guy who is undeniably proud of his roots and a myth that became a legend on the international ski scene.

He is now a 5x X-Games medallist and 2x GB Olympian and is a true inspiration to the UK ski community, with many dreaming of following his lines from dry-slope to super dope.

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Grassroots Collection

Part of our Grassroots collection, the Parkside Riding Hood is the perfect piece for dry-slope and indoor shredding. When skiing in the UK, a jacket is too much for most park rats.

However, it's not uncommon for torrential rain on the dry-slopes, and when we are indoors the snow is just as cold and just as wet!  No park rat wants to be a drowned rat…

So the DWR coated Parkside is snow resistant and rain runs off more than it soaks in - keeping you comfortable for longer - shredding instead of dripping. 

Also featuring the High Times Gloves, lightweight park gloves built with woven nylon and soft shell for increased durability. Click the link below to check out our full Grassroots get up.

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