Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, Milton Keynes - Ski & Snowboard Store

Our Ski & Snowboard store is one of two Ellis Brigham stores in the Xscape indoor skiing and snowboarding centre in Milton Keynes. The store stocks full ranges of clothing and equipment for skiing and snowboarding, and many of the latest skis and snowboards are available for free demos, so you can try them out on the indoor slope before you buy. The Xscape centre is a 5 minute taxi drive from Milton Keynes central station, and also houses a cinema, bowling alley, and plenty of places to eat and drink.

  • Justyna Wiklik

    Skiing Expert

    Store: MILTON KEYNES - SKI & SNOWBOARD

    Justyna started skiing at the age of 5, at the local resorts back in her home country of Poland. She took part in her first ski race at the age of 8, and since then has moved on to ski touring and telemarking, so she has a great level of experience in every aspect of the sport. Justyna is now ISIA qualified, and she teaches racing in the Snowzone, in addition to coaching for Gravity Sports and helping Salomon and SIGB test skis.

    She has been on several Ellis Brigham ski tests and like the other skiers in Milton Keynes gets to try out all the new kit on the indoor slope. So if you need advice about the right ski for your skiing style, come to Milton Keynes Xscape and talk to Justyna.

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    St Anton, Austria. "St Anton basically has 3 resorts in one place, and the off piste skiing is amazing. The Apres ski is incredible to, with lots of good bars and restaurants in a lovely old town that is full of atmosphere and tradition."

  • Mark Watson

    Skiing Expert

    Store: MILTON KEYNES - SKI & SNOWBOARD

    Mark started skiing at the age of 14 and quickly developed a passion for the snow. Killington was the first resort he visited with school, but thanks to the Snowzone he soon discovered freestyle skiing and has been practising and perfecting tricks for the last 12 years. At the age of 19 Mark got spotted by Salomon at one of the many competitions he took part in, and became a sponsored rider, which gave him access to new gear, and more freestyle events.

    He's now completed over 100 weeks on the snow, with two full seasons in Canada and Austria under his belt, and he's been on two Ellis Brigham ski tests. Nowadays Mark is more into all mountain riding, but still gets to try out all the latest gear in the Snowzone as soon as it's available, so if you need to talk to someone about any type of ski kit, from freestyle to piste riding, Mark's a good man to talk to.

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    Port du Soleil. "The skiing area in Port du Soleil is huge, spanning several large resorts, and there’s always something new to try out. With over 300km of ski runs the variety is immense."

  • Graham Hopkins

    Snowboarding Expert

    Store: MILTON KEYNES - SKI & SNOWBOARD

    Graham's first experience of snow was on a school skiing trip. After fifteen years skiing he discovered snowboarding and has since completed three seasons, working everywhere from 200km north of the Arctic Circle in Finland to the French Alps. He also recently won a week's backcountry riding including heli-boarding to Steamboat in Colorado to ride with some of the Dragon Alliance pros.

    For Graham snowboarding is all about one thing – powder, though he also enjoys improving his skills in the park at Milton Keynes Xscape. From his own wealth of experience, catch Graham for advice on everything snow, from skiing and snowboarding apparel to snowboard hardware and split board touring. You may even get him to admit to entering the World Mono-ski Championships for fun (twice)!

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    Val D'Isere, France. "After the epic Colorado backcountry it has to be Val d’Isere – quite simply the largest and most varied lift accessed off-piste there is!"

  • Lewis Twiselton

    Snowboarding Expert

    Store: MILTON KEYNES - SKI & SNOWBOARD

    Lewis has snowboarded for ten years after going to Morzine and has been hooked ever since. For Lewis, snowboarding is all about fast and steep freeride. He has completed a season in the Southern Hemisphere on New Zealand's volcanic Mt. Ruapehu where he gained great experience in selecting the correct set-up for riders as a board technician. He further enhanced that knowledge by attending our Snowboard Test week in Austria where he rode most of this coming season’s new snowboards.

    Lewis also recently won a week’s riding with the Burton UK Team in Avoriaz where he loved hitting the "Burton Stash" with the pros. With all this experience Lewis is the person to see for everything snowboard from hardware fixes to new season kit. You’ll probably catch him riding in the dome at Milton Keynes Xscape too!

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand. "Epic terrain, gullies and natural half pipes!"