October Ski Shows Hit Toronto and Chicago
Using an outdoor ramp, the Rockstar Energy Drink Pro-Am Rail Jam uses real snow allowing skiers and riders to throw down their best tricks. (Toronto Snow Show/Facebook)
Ski shows are always a signal that winter and snowsports season can’t be far behind. Even in this electronic age of instant communication people still love to come to the shows. You can often find some great ticket or vacation deals through the attending resorts.
The Toronto Snow Show ski and snowboard show takes place at the International Centre Hall in Mississauga, Ontario, Oct. 13-16. Adult daily tickets are $18, juniors and seniors $10, and Children (10 and under) are free with an adult. A family pass, two adults and two juniors, is $45. Parking is free.
The Canadian Ski Council’s Snowpass, which lets fourth and fifth graders ski or snowboard three times at each participating ski area throughout the season is free at the Snow Show. Normally the pass is $29.95.
There’s also a Rockstar Pro-Am Rail Jam, the Burton Ringlet Park, and Evolve Skate Park taking place daily. The Ski & Board Swap, billed as Canada’s largest, helps support Canadian Ski Patrol training programs.
The Windy City Ski and Snowboard Show, largest of the Heartland shows, takes place Oct. 21-23. It’s again being held on the north side of Chicago at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center. Tickets are $12 daily and children (12 and under) are free. Parking is also free for show attendees. There’s even a free trolley to nearby shopping.
Attendees will be receiving lift ticket vouchers for Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Big Snow Resorts with each paid admission. The show includes thousands in daily prizes, lift ticket giveaways and manufacturing reps previewing new gear for the coming season. There’s also a huge super sale with discounted merchandise that benefits the Southern Region Ski Patrol. Midwest ski resorts from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, and western resorts will be on hand to help plan winter vacations.
Attend a show and get stoked for winter.