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Dallas Joins Preseason Winter Sports Show Circuit

Dallas-Road-Sign All roads lead from Texas to winter thrills in the mountains (Mountain Time Expo & Forum/Facebook)

The state of Texas has long been a large market for ski and snowboard resorts across the West. So it makes sense to have a preseason expo in Dallas.

The first Mountain Time Expo & Forum will open up Oct. 19 and run through Oct. 21 at the Dallas Market Center near uptown Dallas just off I-35E.

Logo for new mountain sports show in Dallas. (Mountain Time Expo & Forum/Facebook)

Attendees will find 60,000 square feet covered with exhibitors representing ski and snowboard resorts, equipment and apparel manufacturers, travel experts -- plus mountain real estate agents and summertime vendors, too. And, visitors get to view the only Texas showing of legendary ski filmmaker Warren Miller’s “Face of Winter” – his 69th preseason film of his career.

In conjunction with the product show, the inaugural Mountain Time Forum will convene at nearby Hilton Garden Inn Dallas with presentations by ski and snowboard industry heavyweights to invitees from the Texas travel-trade and media markets.

"Acceptance has been phenomenal," says organizer/director Julien DuPont. "Marketers haven't had anything like this in over a decade. And we want to reflect the evolution of winter ski resorts to year-round destinations with an array of activities and adventures."

Tickets can be purchased online for $15. Friday’s session will run 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday’s doors stay open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday’s session runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids 12 and under get in free and can enjoy a climbing wall, skateboard demo, obstacle and more activities.

Dallas Ski Club is one of many groups that head to the Rockies and beyond. (Dallas Ski Club/Facebook)

Indeed, more than a million Texans head north and west during the winter for skiing, snowboarding and other mountain sports, according to expo statistics, either by car or airpline to the mountains of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, California and the Pacific Northwest.

For more information on the Mountain Time Expo & Forum, click here.


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