Snow Industry News – Snow Show Coverage

Thanks to Snow Industry News for coverage of my National Snow Show story.

See the media article here…

See the full press release on my activity at The National Snow Show here.

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In The Snow – Media Coverage

Thank you to Patrick Thorne for this piece on In The Snow…

See the full article here

I’m looking forward to meeting people and signing Ski A to Z books and selling my ski art at The National Snow Show – see the post about that here.

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The Snow Show 2022

Exciting news! I will be speaking at The National Snow Show 2022. The event is at the NEC Birmingham on 15th and 16th October.

I will also be at stand D76 signing first editions of Ski A to Z and offering snowsports art prints and greeting cards. Come along and get Christmas gifts sorted.

Come along to Stand D76

Here is the full story:

Inspire by Kim and Ski A to Z at The National Snow Show 2022

Kimberley Kay, Author and Illustrator of Ski A to Z – Illustrated Guide To Skiing will be speaking at the National Snow Show 2022 and has pledged support to Snow Camp charity at the show. Kim will be on the Snow Skills stage speaking on the subject of ‘Beginners skiing – 5 things to know before you hit the slopes for the first time’. The Snow Skills Stage is sponsored by Crystal Ski Holidays. vents

Screen Shot from The Snow Show Website

Kim will also be exhibiting her snowsports art and signing first edition Ski A to Z books at The Snow Show 2022 and has pledged the profits of Ski A to Z books, sold in the first hour of each day of the show, to Snow Camp charity, for its work introducing young people to snowsports.

Kim explained, “I’m excited to be be speaking at the National Snow Show 2022 in October. I will also be exhibiting at the show – signing first editions of Ski A to Z and offering products which reflect the joy and emotion of snowsports. My work is intended to make snowsports more accessible by empowering people within information, so that they feel confident to try skiing. Ski A to Z can also help those already enjoying the sport to benefit from tips and advice gained over 40 years of skiing.”

Stephen Morgan, MD of The National Snow Show said, “We are delighted that Kim will be joining the lineup at The National Snow Show, sharing her top tips for beginners taking up skiing. Inspiring more people to take part in snowsports is a big part of what The National Snow Show is trying to do and Kim’s passion for sharing her love of the outdoors in a creative way will bring a great element to the programme. The show is shaping up to be an incredible day out for all the family with a fantastic speaker schedule planned across the two days, interactive features to keep everyone entertained and over 150 brands in attendance, the countdown is now well and truly on!”

Kim continued, “I’m keen to support the work of Snow Camp, conscious of the difference that snowsports have made in my family’s lives, I value their work helping youngsters, who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to try the sport.”

Dan Keeley, Community & Partnerships Manager of Snow Camp, said, “Our sincere thanks to Kim and her game-changing Ski A to Z book on behalf of all the Snow Camp team. Kim’s generous support to donate a percentage of profits to Snow Camp at this year’s National Snow Show will have a direct impact on the young people support; namely funding more young people to join our two-day beginner First Tracks programmes in our 20th year. Not to mention the book itself inspiring our young people and opening their eyes to the wider world of snowsports beyond their experiences on our core Snow Camp programme journey. Kim, thank you; thank you for joining us for the journey to turn more young lives around with the power of snowsports.”

Kim’s book Ski A to Z – An Illustrated Introduction To Skiing was published in early 2022. The book, for all ages, intends to demystify skiing and make it more accessible. By providing information, advice and tips the book intends to help boost the confidence of new and novice skiers, and help keen skiers level up their enjoyment of the sport. Kim’s ski illustrations are intended to resonate with avid skiers and attract new people to the sport by demonstrating the exhilaration and joy of skiing.

In full colour hardback format and ebook, Ski A to Z is available to buy now with all online book retailers and through bookshops. More information about the book can be found at To see Kim’s range of ski themed products head to the Inspire by Kim Online Shop.

Selection of Snowsports Wall Art Prints by Kim

For free tickets to The National Snow Show 2022 use the code INSPIREBYKIM at check out before 7th September 2022. Tickets can be booked at the National Snow Show website.

Kimberley Kay has over 40 years of ski experience including racing and teaching, along with a career in travel public relations. After a career adjustment prompted by knee injury, Kim studied Art and Design and now promotes, writes and illustrates under the brand of Inspire by Kim. In late 2020 Kimberley created illustrations for Dan Egan and Eric Wilbur’s extreme skiing book 30 Years In a White Haze. Dan Egan will also be speaking at The Snow Show 2022. 

Screen Shot from The Snow Show Website


Notes to Editors:

Ski A to Z is published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK) 2022 ISBN: 9781782552338

For further information or images see or contact Kim on 07850 453672 or email


  • Kim learned to ski age 5 at the dry slope at Ski Rossendale, Lancashire and in Mayrhofen, Austria.
  • Kimberley has over forty years of ski experience including racing, teaching, and heli-skiing, as well as ski holiday promotion during a 20 year career in travel PR, which included running the TUI UK press office.
  • Kim creates art and illustration under the brand of Inspire by Kim, further info at 


Snow Camp are one of the UK’s most innovative charities dedicated to turning young lives around with the power of snowsports. Since 2003, Snow Camp’s award-winning programme journey (delivered at indoor slopes and the snow-capped peaks of the alps) has broken down barriers and broadened horizons for over 1000 disadvantaged young people year-on-year. By harnessing the power of skiing & snowboarding to developing life-skills, qualifications and vocational opportunities, and with tangible apprenticeship pathways or vocational opportunities available to every young person who completes the full programme journey, young people graduate with the famous Snow Camp blue jackets feeling confident & empowered to go onto any other positive destination in life on completion of the Snow Camp journey. As the charity approaches their 20th anniversary year in 2023, there’s never been a better time to get involved and support their work, so to find out more and get involved visit Please also take the time to visit to learn more about the charities additional services to turn more young lives around.


  • Meyer & Meyer Sport is Europe’s leading sports publishing house and isrenowned for delivering best content and professional expertise in the field of sports and health and fitness.
  • With a list of more than 2,000 titles, Meyer & Meyer’s range of products includes sports handbooks, practical how-to guides, self-improvement manuals, healthy-living guidebooks, nutritional bibles, through to biographies, the inspirational and the fun.
  • The publisher has made a string of recent UK-based author signings, as it continues to strongly focus on the international English-speaking marketplace.
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  • Meyer & Meyer’s books are available worldwide.

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New – Snowsport Themed Fabric and wallpaper Designs

I’m delighted that my Spoonflower ‘print on demand’ shop is now open with 18 ski and snowsports themed fabric and wallpaper designs.

I have lovingly created a range of mountain sports themed fabric and wallpaper designs, ideal for evoking alpine and chalet style environments and products.

The collection presently has 18 designs that can be printed on a great range of fabrics for use in home decor, products, accessories and clothing.

The designs are also available for wallpapers, including Spoonflower’s self-adhesive wallpapers.

The fabrics are ideal for alpine themed environments for chalets and ski houses; or for bringing a mountain theme into every day living.

Often the ski themed fabrics that I see are based nostaligic early days of skiing posters and ephemera, however with this collection I hope to provide modern designs for those who love skiing and snowsports.

I have mocked up how the fabrics and wallpapers could be used in a home environment, but the possibilities are endless.

Explore my Spoonflower shop here.

Spoonflower is a global marketplace connecting makers and consumers with artists worldwide. We’re revolutionizing the textile industry through our on-demand digital printing technology and eco-friendly, sustainable and scalable manufacturing processes.Spoonflower.

Ski Tracks and Trees cushion cover, with the Corduroy Snow wallpaper, accessorised with the Skiers From Above table lamp shade and Hot Choc Hot Tub art print.

I love mid-century teak furniture, particularly G-Plan so have brought this into the designs.

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Yorkshire Life Feature

Yorkshire Life magazine feature. Aghast to see this double page spread in the April edition of the magazine.

The magazine is out now with questions and answers all about my life in Yorkshire. Thank you to my publisher Meyer and Meyer Sport for setting up this feature.

Thank you to Yorkshire Life magazine, great to be reminded of what was definitely our run of the season.

The article uses the picture Tim took with the frozen waterfall when we skied the Lagazuoi hidden valley in Italy in January.

To quote the Lagazuoi website,”The 8,5 km long Armentarola is without doubt the most famous slope in the Dolomites and one of the most beautiful ski runs in the world… an enchanting fairy-tale valley surrounded by craggy mountain faces and steep frozen waterfalls.“

In a charming end to the experience horse drawn sleighs await to pull skiers over the snow along the final, flatter stretch of the route.

Thanks to my husband Tim for all of his support while I’ve been working on Ski A to Z including his great photography.

The information about Ski A to Z, sample spread from the book, and testimonials, are here

What is your run of the season?

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Lancashire Telegraph Book Signing Story

It was wonderful to see this article in Lancashire Telegraph about the Ski A to Z book signing event at Rossendale.

Media coverage helps to spread the news about the book and help the message to reach the people who will benefit from the book.

Here’s the story online.

Thanks to Ski Rossendale and Lancashire Telegraph for this. The event as a great success. it was wonderful to meet such lovely people and see their enthusiasm for skiing. I hope their books will be a great help to their enjoyment of the sport.

Information and links to buy Ski A to Z are here.

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Donut Decorating Illustrations.

⚠️Warning, you may experience a sugar rush whilst ‘consuming’ this article.

As a private project for ongoing skills development I took the challenge of illustrating an excerpt from a new children’s book by author Zoe Tucker. An assignment from Lilla Rogers’ Make Art That Sells Bootcamp.

This first piece was a warm up exercise. It was fun to paint these sweet treats and illustrate their characters and interrelationships.

The theme if the story excerpt was about a donut, named Coco Moloko, being decorated.

I sketched out the action of the narrative (above), whilst Coco Moloko (below) pondered what look to go for.

It was therapy to work in the assignment as I was feeling helpless at the unfathomable unfolding situation in Ukraine.

Below is my final double page spread for the assignment. I enjoyed deciding which aspects of the text to illustrate, and to bring the character to life. And adding lustre to any illustration is fun.

Text copyright Zoe Tucker – contact Zoe if interested in publishing.

I created the elements of the illustration in watercolours and then worked with these digitally.

The second aspect of the assignment, this part set by Riley Wilkinson, was to take the donut character forward, and design a toy concept. If you like your donuts warm you’ll probably enjoy this comforting microwaveable plush design.

I feel that the assignment moved my work forwards, which was my objective, so I’m pleased with the outcome.

Wishing everyone a Happy Pancake Day.

See more of my editorial illustration work at here – Ski A to Z book.

Ski A to Z – Illustrated Introduction To Skiing published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK)

You read to the end! Thanks for your support.

Kim x

Edge Hill University Story on Ski A to Z

Nice to see this story from my University about the Ski A to Z book.

I enjoyed studying English Literature and Language at Edge Hill University for my BA Honours Degree, and met my husband there.

Ski A to Z is packed full of helpful information, insights and tips to help new skiers to get into the sport, and to enhance enjoyment for those who already ski.

More info and order links here

Painting the ‘Upskill’ illustration for Ski A to Z.
Ski A to Z in this weekend’s snowfall

More information and order links for Ski A to Z are here.

Ski A to Z Review in Ski+Board

In the latest edition of Ski+Board magazine (22 November 2021) Arnie Wilson reviewed Ski A to Z and Goodnight Chairlift in a fabulous double page spread with cover pictures and illustrations from the two books.

In the review Arnie said, “What makes this book – for me at least – are the flamboyant (and I use the word as a huge compliment) illustrations. Most people reading Ski+Board will have a pretty good grasp of skiing’s A to Z, but because this glossary of definitions and suggestions has a backdrop of hugely colourful and cheerful illustrations, it does wonders for any lingering lessons in the learning process about skiing safety, instruction and après-ski pleasures, even though in many ways it’s aimed at beginners.” Arnie Wilson Ski+Board November 2021

Ski+Board is the magazine of The Ski Club of Great Britain. Arnie Wilson was previously the ski correspondent for the Financial Times and later editor of Ski+Board.

Goodnight Chairlift is the new book from Libby Ludlow, illustrated by Nathan Jarvis.

Thanks Arnie. More about Arnie at this link.

Après-Ski Book illustration image which is included in the magazine feature.

Info and pre-order links for Ski A to Z are here.