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Expo Time: Boston Plans For A Big Winter

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The Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo is happening now, and it’s a great chance to find show-only deals on tickets, lodging and winter gear. SnoCountry.com is here at the Expo at the Seaport World Trade Center Nov. 8-11, and the palpable excitement for the season is in the air as we look forward to a winter on snow.

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Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo Welcomes Winter

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The Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo returns to the Boston Seaport World Trade Center Nov. 8-11, showcasing New England’s coolest winter scenes. The annual winter sports extravaganza is the best way to prepare to hit the slopes fully armed with the latest information and the best pre-season pricing and Expo-only savings on lift tickets and season passes, vacation specials ski and snowboard gear. 

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Celebrate The Start Of Ski Season At Boston Expo

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Ski Vermont has all the info you need for a green mountain getaway. (Martha Wilson)

Some 50,000 New Englanders are expected to pass through the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo hall this weekend at the Seaport World Trade Center- and for good reason - making winter ski and snowboard plans, finding deals on family vacation packages, lift tickets, travel and ski/snowboard gear – much at Expo-only specials.

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Fall Ski Show Guide: Stoke, Deals And Fun

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Fall shows are the place to be to get ready for the ski and snowboard season. (SnowBomb/Facebook)

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 equipment, talk with manufacturers’ reps, and enjoy live entertainment.

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BEWI Award Marks Importance Of Sales Force To Skiing’s Success

BEWI Award Marks Importance Of Sales Force To Skiing’s Success

BEWI President Bernie Weichsel, Okemo's Tim and Diane Mueller, and Brian Halligan congratulate award winner Betsy McKeever. (Martha Wilson)

The 2016 BEWI Award was presented to two top sales executives from New England mountain resorts, Betsy McKeever, Group Sales Manager at Vermont’s Okemo Mountain, and Andrew Noyes, newly appointed VP of Operations and formerly Director of Sales & Revenue at New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain

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Winter Starts Now With Boston Ski & Snowboard Expo

Winter Starts Now With Boston Ski & Snowboard Expo

Ski Vermont brings cold Long Trail and maple syrup to Boston. (Ski Vermont)

Some in the Northeast might feel like we didn’t get our fair share of winter last year, so now’s the time to start filling up, with the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo. It’s the place to be if you love winter in the Northeast and are ready to celebrate all the fun we are going to have on the slopes this year.

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Value and Deals At Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo

Value and Deals At Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo

From across the region to more distant destinations, mountain resorts showcase their winter season specials at the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo. (Martha Wilson)

Hearty New Englanders know one thing for sure: winter will come again. It’s this optimism that brings us back year after year to the slopes we love, and to the party that starts the season, the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo.  This year’s Expo, the 35th edition, will take place Nov. 10-13 at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center.


 

“There’s an eternal optimism being in the ski business, and that extends to our consumers,” Expo producer Bernie Weichsel told SnoCountry.com. Skiers and snowboarders may not have gotten their “fix” of winter last year, but like any sports fan, there is a “wait’ll next year” optimism that has winter lovers ready to surge to the slopes this season.

“One of the plusses that is aligning this year after such a bad year last year is that if you are thinking at all about getting skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, or any ski accessories, this is the place to do it,” Weichsel told us.

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Metro Boston retailer Country Ski & Sport has moved into the forefront with a huge pop-up store inside the Expo hall. 

There will also be incentives from resorts to get you back on the slopes. Attendees will find many Expo-only deals and giveaways along with a chance to speak with resort reps and learn about how to make the most of your time in the mountains.

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In addition to great deals on gear and passes, the Expo also features numerous chances to experience a bit of winter fun right at the Expo.

Children-centric activities include kids’ learn-to-ski/snowboard arenas, games and entertainment.

Flippenout, Boston’s own extreme trampoline show, takes center stage at this year’s Expo. Performances are scheduled throughout Expo’s four-day run, presented by the NFL and Killington Resort.

The new Mountain Activity Center will incorporate the popular Slackers Slackline Demo and Competition arena, and energetic fun and games for youngsters of all ages.



In honor of the Veterans’ Day holiday, on Friday, Nov. 11, the Expo has expanded hours, with doors opening at 10 a.m.

Hours are 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m  to 8 on Saturday and 10 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets cost $15 for adults; 12 and under are free. Get a $3 coupon here.

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It's Show Time: Ski Show Line Up

It's Show Time: Ski Show Line Up

A little ripper checks out the Burton Riglet Park. (Minnesota Ski Areas Association)

As fall settles in across the nation and skiers and riders start thinking about getting back to the slopes, fall ski shows are a great way to tap into the excitement of the coming season. Skiers and snowboarders in the know make early plans to attend the shows to get the best buys and discover what’s hot on the slopes this season.

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SIA's David Ingemie Receives 2015 BEWI Award; 30 Years At The Helm

David Ingemie HOFRetiring Snowsports Industries America (SIA) president David Ingemie was presented with the 30th Annual BEWI Award at a luncheon in his honor on Nov. 13 at the Seaport World Trade Center on Boston Harbor as the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo got underway.

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It’s Show Time In Boston: Ski & Snowboard Expo Rocks Out Through Sunday

Boston Ski Show SnoCountry BoothThe party starts now at the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo. It’s the place to be if you love winter in the Northeast and are ready to celebrate all the fun we are going to have on the slopes this year. 

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Family-Friendly Boston.com Ski And Snowboard Expo Nov. 12-15

Boston Ski Show Ready to plan for the best winter yet? The place to do that is the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo, presented by Subaru of New England, Nov. 12-15 at the Seaport World Trade Center. There’s nothing like getting the family jazzed for winter than taking the whole gang to Expo to set the wheels in motion.

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'Biathlon Experience' At Boston Expo Nov. 12-14; Minneapolis Outdoor Adventure Expo Is Nov. 20-22

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New this year at the Boston Ski & Snowboard Expo is the SIA Nordic Village with "The Biathlon Experience" including actual laser rifle and target and daily competitions, plus introductory tryouts of cross country skiing and snowshoeing using real equipment on Astro Turf track. Nordic Village is especially popular with youngsters ready for fun new experiences on snow. 

 

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Fall Ski Shows Juice Up New Season Excitement; Here Are The Dates, Info

Burton Riglet Snowboard Park (Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo/Joan Christensen)Skiers and riders look to the fall ski shows to discover improvements ski areas have made during the off-season, talk with equipment manufacturers’ reps, decide on their ski vacation and getaway plans, get deals on swapped or new equipment, and enjoy live entertainment. 

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Boston CBS Radio Executives Receive BEWI Award For Ski Industry Contributions

BEWI Award 2014Chris Hill and Cha-Chi Loprete of the Boston CBS Radio Group have been honored with the 29th annual BEWI Award for outstanding contributions to the ski industry. Their long-running commitments to the success of the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo and the New England ski scene were cited as reasons for the award.

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Deals, Fashion, Paralympians, High Flyers Headline Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo Nov. 13-16

Paralympian Nicole RundyNortheastern skiers and riders consider the Boston.com Ski and Snowboard Expo Nov. 13-16 the biggest homecoming party of the season. This year’s new offerings include a fashion show, a Paralympian salute, and a Nordic Village Learning Center In addition to the tried and true aerial show, a perennial favorite.

 

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Ski Shows ‘Pump You Up’ Says Veteran Producer Bernie Weichsel; Plan Your Visit

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Ski shows are a mountain lover’s paradise. Thanks to exhibitors — resorts, equipment and clothing companies, and travel and tourism organizations — as well as special events and sports personalities, they are exciting, entertaining, and informative not to mention a fun prequel to snow season. 

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Jay Peak’s Bill Stenger Receives 2013 BEWI Award

Reihle, Stenger, Weichsel BEWI AwardBill Stenger, president and co-owner of Vermont’s Jay Peak Resort and Burke Mountain, was honored with the 2013 BEWI Award at a luncheon in Boston during the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo last week.

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Boston Ski & Snowboard Expo Salutes Olympians Nov. 14-17

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It’s appropriately Olympic-themed as the boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo arrives Nov. 14-17 at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center. 

 

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Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo Rolls Out This Weekend

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The 52nd edition of the Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo runs this weekend (Nov. 1-3) in the Empire State Plaza, and features discounts throughout the event.

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November Means Lots Of Big Ski Shows Are Coming Your Way

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Skiers and riders look to the fall ski shows to 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. 

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