WHAT: Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo, presented by Subaru of New England
WHERE: Seaport World Trade Center, Boston Harbor
WHEN: Nov. 8-11, 2012
HOURS: Thu Nov 8 | 3 – 10 pm
Fri Nov 9 | 3 - 10 pm
Sat Nov 10 | 10 am - 8 pm
Sun Nov 11 | 10 am - 6 pm
ADMISSION: $12 (cash only at the door), kids up to age 12 are FREE. Pre-buy tickets online or download a $2 discount coupon at OnTheSnow.com. Additional $2 off coupons are in the Boston Globe. For special savings, deals and schedule updates, follow the Expo on Twitter @SkiSnowExpo or like Expo on Facebook at facebook.com/bostonskisnowboardexpo. Included with ticket purchase is a $10 Liftopia.com gift card, after filling out the electronic forms, and a one-year subscription to either SKI or Tranworld Snowboard magazine.
DEALS, DEALS, DEALS - Last winter left many skiers and boarders wanting more – not enough snow and an early season ending. Typically, that equates to pent up demand and a readiness of resorts and retailers to beat the drum for the upcoming season with especially enticing deals on passes, equipment, clothing. Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo will abound with great deals and lots of inventory to meet that demand and optimism.
GIANT PRE-SEASON SALE: East Coast Alpine and Eastern Boarder retail stores will be rolling out the biggest sales ever – incredible deals on ski & snowboard equipments, clothing and accessories.
BEST RESORT PRICING: Dozens of resorts from throughout New England, Quebec, western Canada and the Rockies will be selling show-only specials on lift tickets, season passes and vacation packages.
1st TIME IN THE USA, at Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo, - World Slackline Federation World Championships– professional slacklining competition featuring the top 8 world ranking pros in awe-inspiring competition on this amazing cross-training apparatus. This is the first time the World Championships have been staged in the USA. Professional athletes will perform stunning aerial and gymnastics maneuvers while balancing on a two-inch wide trampoline known as a slackline. Look for colorful Andy Lewis, who performed during Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show with Madonna, and 15-year- old Alex Mason, currently ranked #1 in the world, to headline this outstanding athletic and crowd-pleasing visual extravaganza. New England pros will be in the mix going for World gold in Boston. Check out video and general information about this growing sport at gibbonslacklines.com and news.yahoo.com/gibbon-usa-host-2012-world-slackline-federation-world-202841240.html. And watch their YouTube clip, Gibbon Competitions Fall 2012. Last year, The Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo hosted the US national championships; this year, the World's! Expo visitors will have exciting opportunities to try out slacklining with guidance from the pros.
THE STARS COME OUT: Expo visitors can meet once and future Olympic stars at regularly scheduled poster signings and one-on-one time with some of the superstars of snowsports. Look for Hannah Kearney, Olympic mogul gold medalist and Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster at the Waterville Valley, NH booth. Olympic gold medalists Tommy Moe, Jackson Hole, WY and Seth Wescott, Sugarloaf, Maine are expected to make appearances at Expo as well.
EXPO ALWAYS ENTERTAINS: From the ever-astounding SkyRiders! Aerial trampoline show of Guinness World Record holder Ken Kovach to the hands-on Eliteam Fitness Challenge hosted by Olympian Doug Lewis, the Stowe Kids SnowPark learning center to the Long Trail Brewing Sliders Saloon, the Fall Brawl Street Skate Contest and the Grand Central Entertainment Center, there is non-stop entertainment throughout the Expo hall for snowsports lovers of all ages.
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