SCORES of people took to the slopes in Southampton at the Alpine Snowsports Centre.

As part of a freestyle launch night Olympic hero Billy Morgan joined more than 35 skiers.

Billy, pictured, said: “The freestyle launch was awesome. It’s been a few years since I’ve ridden down at the Alpine Centre like that.

“Rocking up to see heaps of people of all ages enjoying it like I did when I was younger is so inspiring, especially when there’s some really talented kids. I hope that it carries on.”

Freestyle Friday will run every week from 6pm through to 9.30pm. It will include ramps, rails, slide box and a quarter pipe so people can get the freedom to express themselves on the slopes.

Each session costs £15 for adults and £11.50 for juniors. To find out more call 0300 0200 135.