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We are delighted to announce that Neil “Nine Lives” Campbell and Charlotte Bankes will be speaking at the National Snow Show and London Snow Show in October.

When Neil Campbell was growing up he never thought he’d become a professional snowboarder. Growing up in Luton, he found himself getting into trouble in his younger years and was subsequently sent to prison at just 19 years old. On getting out, Neil vowed to turn his life around and he did just that, thanks to snowboarding. Known to all as ‘Nine Lives’, Neil needed to fast track his riding to keep up with professional snowboarders and would copy whatever anyone else would do, having skipped the fundamentals along the way. He gained a reputation as the snowboarder with the most unorthodox style and trick list and – most importantly – his uncanny ability to always land on his feet, avoiding crashes that would end a normal person’s season, hence the nickname.

Born in Hemel Hempstead, they moved out to the southern Alps of France as a family when Charlotte was four years old and grew up in the mountains doing a lot of sport, skiing, snowboard as well as sailing in the local clubs. She started racing internationally in snowboarding for France when she was 15 and moved onto the World cup circuit aged 18, attending the Olympics in Sochi and Pyoenchang where she finished 7th. In November 2018, she decided to switch to compete for Great Britain. Since been part of GB Snowsport world cup squad, a lot of hard work has been done and she’s now become a force to be reconned with on the World cup circuit. Becoming World Champion in 2021 in Idrefjäll, Sweden and winning the Crystal Globe 2 seasons in a row, 2021-22 and 2022-23. She also represented GB at the Olympics in Beijing and along with Huw Nightingale became 2023 Team Event World Champion in Bakuriani