Three California ski and board festivals, produced by Snowbomb, start this weekend and continue throughout the month.
Nov. 9 & 10: Snowbomb Ski & Board Festival-San Francisco will be held in its new location at AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, Calif. Festival hours are Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment with Zeparella and AC/DShe.
There are three levels of admission tickets: Adults $10 general entry. Or Powder Pass $25 (admission + free lift tickets: Sugar Bowl, Bear Valley, China Peak, Dodge Ridge). And VIP + Powder Pass $50 (admission + 5 free lift tickets: Sugar Bowl, Bear Valley, China Peak, Dodge Ridge, and Mt. Bachelor, unlimited Sat. beer or Sun. wine tasting).
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Nov. 16 & 17: Snowbomb Ski & Board Festival-Sacramento: Cal Expo Fairgrounds, Hall A & B, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, Calif. Hours: Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: $10 (festival admission only); $25 Powder Pass (admission, free lift tickets: Sierra-at-Tahoe, Dodge Ridge); $50 VIP + Powder Pass (festival admission, unlimited wine (Sunday) or beer (Saturday) tasting from over 100 wineries and breweries, free lift tickets (Mt. Bachelor, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Dodge Ridge).
Nov. 23 & 24: Snowbomb Silicon Valley Ski & Snowboard Festival: San Jose Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, Calif. Hours: Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: General entry $10; $25 Powder Pass (admission, four free lift tickets: Sierra-at-Tahoe, Dodge Ridge, China Peak, Bear Valley); $50 VIP + Powder Pass (festival admission, unlimited wine (Sunday) or beer (Saturday) tasting from over 50 wineries and breweries, four free lift tickets: Sierra-at-Tahoe, Dodge Ridge, China Peak, Bear Valley).
All shows will have a million dollar Super Sale on closeout ski and snowboard gear from brands such as Atomic, Rossignol, K2, with discounts of up to 75 percent. There also will be the opportunity to visit with resorts, equipment reps, and others. Don’t forget to check out special season pass and travel deals.
Try the Zip Line with speeds of 25 mph; watch the BMX/Skate show featuring X Games alumni show off their halfpipe skiils; enjoy live entertainment with a variety of bands; check out the Learn to Ride Center in the Kids Zone; and catch movies by Warren Miller Entertainment and TGR.
Photo: Snowbomb Ski & Board Festival (Snowbomb)