Canadian Cities To Host Fall Ski Shows
Skiers and riders look to the fall Canadian ski shows this October and early November.
Discover improvements ski areas have made during the off-season, talk with manufacturers’ reps, decide on their ski vacation and getaway plans, get deals on swapped or new equipment, and enjoy live entertainment.
Oct. 17-20: New name: Toronto Snow Show and new location: International Centre, Hall 5, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON, Hours: Thurs., 3-10 p.m., Fri., Noon-10 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: Adults $17; Juniors (11-17) and Seniors (65 plus) $9; children (10 and under) free with an adult; Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children) $45; Show Package (admission to show and Into The Mind feature film). Features: Buy one, get one free lift ticket with admission; Pro-AM Rail Jam; Burton Riglet Park, a miniature terrain-based snowboard park that utilizes small terrain features; premiere of feature film Into The Mind, (advance film tickets $20, at door $25). Exhibitors will have the latest equipment, deals from resorts across North America.
Oct. 26-27: Ottawa Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show, Ernst & Young Centre (formerly CE Centre), Hall 4, 4899 Uplands Drive at Airport Parkway, Ottawa, ON. Hours: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission; $7 on site parking. Ski & snowboard related travel destinations, equipment, clothing, lifestyle information and related products and services, at-show-only special offers, plus ski/snowboard swap and sale.
Nov. 2-3: Calgary Snow & Skate Show, Calgary Equi-Plex, Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary, AB. Hours: Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Adults $8; kids 12 and under free when accompanied by paid adult. Save $2 when you pick up your admission pass at any Safeway. Features: Ski Swap with more than $1.5 million of new and used equipment and savings of up to 80 percent; mechanical snowboard; beer garden; 4,000-square-foot skate park; ski jam; free parking.
Photo: Burton Riglet Park (Toronto Snow Show)