50th Annual Ski & Snowboard Expo Returns to Albany

By AlpineZone News |
Oct 04 2011 - 01:30 PM

Golden anniversary highlights include brand new website, advance online ticketing and new family-friendly pricing.

ALBANY, N.Y., September 27, 2011 – One of the nation’s longest-running consumer snow and travel shows will return for a remarkable 50th consecutive year to launch the winter sports season beginning Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 6 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, NY.

In honor of its golden anniversary, the show promises to provide a celebratory experience with free lift tickets; a new website that offers online ticket discounts; and new family-friendly pricing, including free admission for children 9 years old and under accompanied by a paid adult.

The Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo, presented by Alpin Haus and sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts, will provide winter sports enthusiasts with an early look at must-haves for the 2011-12 season, including the newest in winter sporting equipment, fashion and travel. The Expo will showcase the latest models for 2012 from the industry’s leading retailers and manufacturers offering huge early season discounts — all in a convenient, one-stop browsing and shopping environment.

The industry’s top mountains and resorts from throughout the Northeast, West and Canada will be represented. The three-day event will feature free prizes and merchandise, and interactive, family-friendly activities. The expo will also include its traditional array of auctions, previously used equipment sales, workshops and seminars.

New this year will be several giveaways and special promotions in celebration of the show’s golden anniversary, as well as an all-new website for 2011, where patrons can purchase tickets online for the first time in the Expo’s history. Advance tickets will be available online for $7 at www.albanyskiandsnowboardexpo.com.

Also new this year is family-friendly pricing in celebration of the 50th anniversary: all children 9 years old and under accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.

Admission at the door is $8, ages 10 and up.

The Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo’s Facebook fan page will announce opportunities to win great prizes online, including free admission tickets and special items from popular retailers (http://www.facebook.com/AlbanySkiandSnowboardExpo).

The 50th annual Ski & Snowboard expo will take place at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, NY, on Friday, November 4 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Sunday, November 6 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Booths and sponsorship opportunities are available by calling Amanda Lecce at 518-383-6183 or via email at [email]alecce@edlewi.com[/email].