SnoCountry’s Guide To Fall Ski Shows: October
Skiers and riders look to the fall ski shows to decide on their ski vacation and getaway plans, discover improvements ski areas have made over the off-season, get deals on swapped or new equipment, talk with manufacturers reps, and live entertainment.
Here is SnoCountry’s guide to fall shows across the nation in October, including dates, locations, and links. Keep checking back as we will add in more details as they become available. We'll post the Nov.-Dec. guide in October.
Oct. 11-14: Toronto Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show, Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, 195 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, ON. Hours: Thurs., 3-11 p.m.; Fri. noon-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: adults $18; juniors (6-15) and seniors (60+) $13; kids under 6 free when accompanied by an adult; family pass (2 adults, 2 juniors) $50. Features: More than 200 exhibitors (no cross country retailers), over 125 No. American and European resorts, entertainment and associations, Jib Jam. Canadian Ski Patrol System’s ski and snowboard swap including brand new and used equipment and accessories.
Oct. 19-21: Windy City Ski and Snowboard Show, Renaissance Shaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumberg, Ill. Hours: Fri., 3-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Adults $12. Features: Manufacturers reps from the top ski and snowboard companies, local and destination resorts, new gear, Southern Region Ski Patrol’s Super Sale featuring more than $1 million in merchandise with discounts up to 70 percent. Prizes, lift ticket giveaways, movie premiere, free parking.
Oct. 19-21: Minnesota Ski & Snowboard Show. Produced by BEWI Productions. Mall of America, 600 E. Broadway, Bloomington, Minn. Hours: Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission and parking: Free.
Oct. 26-27: Vancouver Ski Show. The Forum, Vancouver PNE, corner Hastings and Renfrew Streets, Vancouver, BC. Hours: Fri. 4-9 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: ages 13+ $8 (online $5); kids 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult. Features: Canadian Ski Patrol ski and snowboard swap, Big Air demo, entertainment.
Oct. 26-28: Seattle SkiFever & Snowboard Show. Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, Wash. Hours: Fri., 1-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: adults $12, juniors (6-12) $3, under 6 free. Features: Ski reps, latest gear, entertainment, ski resorts, many Seattle- area major winter sports retailers. Crystal Mountain Ski Patrol Ski Swap with savings of up to 70 percent for closeouts and specially purchased merchandise.
Photo: Toronto Ski Show