(and other places) Where You can Get
Free Lift Tickets +
other Ski/Snowboard Deals:
the ski bum's guide for information on how to get cheap lift tickets click
Did you know that one of the best
ways to get cheap lift tickets is to get give-away's at pre-season ski shows,
swaps, and movies?
Ski/ snow / snowboard and skate
shows are the best bet for free lift ticket vouchers. The vouchers are not
really free, as you must pay to go into the show. But, shows are usually around
$10-$15, and the shows have a lot of other attractions including resort and
manufacturer exhibits, and discount equipment from local retailers.
At a lot of shows and movies, it's
worth it to go just to get the lift tickets. Further, there are a lot of shows
where they don't really care if you buy more than one ticket. Or, you might be
able to go in a few times, all in an effort to collect a few lift tickets.
it's worth it, even if you can just get one, and even though the vouchers are usually limited season tickets, only
good in early and/or late season. When you figure that a full priced ticket
costs $50 or more, collecting some vouchers in October and November at the ski
shows and movies works pretty good.
Also look for lift ticket
giveaways and discounts from Sportings Goods Retailers. Sportings Goods
Stores across the country make available discount lift tickets, and they
often run promotions that include vouchers for lift tickets.
Ski Shows with Lift
Tickets and Lift Ticket Discounts (Shows held in October and November before
SF Ski and
State SnowSports Expo
Stadium Exhibition Center, 1000 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle, WA.
Ski & Snowboard Show
Northlands AgriCom, Edmonton, AB.
Colorado Convention Center, Hall A, 700 14th St., Denver, CO.
SkiFever and Snowboard Show
Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Dr., Portland, OR. Hours: Friday, 1 to
10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission
prices not available.
Ski and Snowboard Show
Cal Expo Center, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA.
Area Ski Show San Jose McEnery Convention Center 408 Almanden
Blvd. Hall 3, San Jose, CA 95110
Dazzle/The Los Angeles Ski Show and Snowboard Expo
Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA.
Austin American Statesman Snowfest
Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX.
George R. Brown Convention Center
Morning News Snowfest
Dallas Market Hall, Main Hall, Dallas, TX.
Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show
Automotive Building, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON
Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show
Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, ON.
DazzleŽ The Chicago Ski & Snowboard Show
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL.
Snowmobile & Winter Sports Show
Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN
York National Ski & Snowboard Expo
Walt Whitman Mall, Huntington (Long Island), NY.
National Ski & Snowboard Expo
Plymouth Meeting Mall, Plymouth Meeting, PA.
Hartford Civic Center, One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, CT.
D. C. National Ski & Snowboard Expo
Dulles Expo Center (formerly Capital Expo Center) in Fairfax, VA
Boston Globe SnowSports Expo
Bayside Expo Center, Halls A & B, 200 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, MA.
Other Ski Show Resources:
U.S. trade association for ski, snowboard and snowshoe product
manufacturers and suppliers. Produces the annual SIA Snow Sports Show in Las
Vegas, a trade show for snow sports retailers.
UK Ski Shows
INDUSTRY CALENDAR FOR MORE SHOWS
Warren Miller Promo's:
Miller Entertainment has been producing a beginning of the season ski/snowboard
movie that features skiers and snowboarders on extreme backcountry steeps for
Warren Miller's annual film is shown in the fall at smaller theaters, schools,
and community centers around the world. At several of the films, free lift
tickets or vouchers for discount lift tickets are given out. Click
Here for more info.
Another ski movie company that runs a tour accross the US at the beginning of
the season. Free lift tickets and discounts at some locations. Check out
Another ski movie tour. Free
stuff and discounts at many of the locations.
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