ALBANY SKI & SNOWBOARD EXPO TO OFFER FREE LIFT TICKET GIVEAWAYS

Advance tickets now available online for winter sports consumer show; online tickets offer 20% discount

ALBANY, NY, – The 53rd annual Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo, presented by Alpin Haus, will once again host its popular lift ticket giveaway when it returns to the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, NY, from Friday, November 7 through Sunday, November 9.

The three-day winter sports extravaganza will provide 800 guests with free lift tickets to a variety of New York mountains and 400 guests will receive buy one, get one free lift tickets to numerous Vermont mountains. The Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo, one of the nation’s longest-running consumer snow and travel shows, will also offer winter sports enthusiasts an advance look at the newest fashion and industry equipment, and ski resort packages for the 2014-15 season.

Advance discount tickets are available for $8 online at albanywinterexpo.com. Tickets are $10 at the door. Children 10 and under accompanied by an adult are admitted free.

There is special Dunkin’ after dark pricing on Friday, November 7. Admission to the Expo after 6 p.m. on Friday is $5, courtesy of the new Dunkin’ Donuts Dark Roast Coffee.

“Ski VT” and “I Ski NY Lift Ticket” Giveaway 

Throughout the weekend, the Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo will provide hundreds of winter sports fans with a cost-effective way to hit the slopes this season.

The first 400 guests attending the expo on Friday evening will receive buy-one, get-one free lift tickets to popular Vermont mountains, including Bolton Valley, Bromley Mountain Resort, Magic Mountain, Mount Snow, Pico Mountain and Smugglers’ Notch.

Also, the first 400 guests attending the expo on Saturday and the first 400 guests on Sunday will receive free lift tickets to participating mountains in New York, courtesy of I Ski NY. Participating mountains include Belleayre Mountain, Gore Mountain, Greek Peak, Oak Mountain, Titus Mountain, West Mountain, Whiteface Mountain and Windham Mountain.

The offer on both the buy-one, get-one on Friday and the free lift tickets Saturday and Sunday is strictly limited to one per customer. All lift tickets have redemption restrictions. See www.albanywinterexpo.com for details.

Pre-Season Savings on Top Winter Fashion, Apparel and Equipment

The Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo will showcase the latest models from the industry’s leading retailers and manufacturers while offering shoppers huge early season discounts on top brands, including clothing and accessories from Karbon, The North Face, Under Armor, Obermeyer, Patagonia, Spyder, UGG, Sorel and Hunter.

Winter sports enthusiasts will also enjoy deals on leading industry equipment, including skis from K2, Volkl, Nordica, Atomic, LINE, Blizzard and Tecnica; as well as the latest trend sweeping the ski industry: premium high-end goggles and sunglasses from Oakley, Smith, SPY and Ray Ban.

In addition to top brands from Alpin Haus, the Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo will feature gear, equipment and apparel from Potter Brothers Ski & Snowboard Shops and Steiner’s Sports.

Hannaford Healthy Living Zone

Expo guests will learn how to prepare for a fit and active lifestyle during the winter sports season at the all-new Hannaford Healthy Living Zone. Held over the course of the three-day show, the Hannaford Healthy Living Zone will feature a variety of activities and exhibits to educate winter sports enthusiasts on best practices for maintaining health and wellness during the cold weather months.

A registered dietician from Hannaford Supermarkets is scheduled to offer nutrition tips for active lifestyles at the Healthy Living Zone. Additionally, personal trainers from VENT Fitness will provide free fitness assessments for expo guests.

Jackson Hole Ski Get-Away Contest

Expo visitors can enter to win a Ski Get-Away to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort with a special contest at the show. The ski get-away package includes roundtrip airfare from Albany to Jackson Hole for two; seven nights lodging for two at the Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, WY; and two, five-day lift tickets at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village. The winning contestant will most accurately guess the number of yards of duct tape used to make a giant “snowball” at the expo entrance and will be selected on Sunday, November 9 after 3 p.m. (No purchase necessary; in the event of a tie, the winner will be selected at random.)

Ski Big 3 Contest

Ski and snowboard fans also have the opportunity to win a five-night stay at Banff National Park to ski in Canada’s Protected Playground. The winner will receive five nights lodging at a Banff Lodging company property; four-day tri-area tickets for two; Club Ski Package for two, including guiding services and lessons; ground transfers for two; and a 30 percent discount on rental gear at The Ski Hub. The winner will be chosen at random from entries submitted on the Albany Ski & Snowboard Facebook page. The contest ends on Monday, November 10.

Classic Warren Miller Film Screenings 

Guests will have the opportunity to revisit their favorite winter action sports films with screenings of seven classic Warren Miller movies located throughout the Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo. Warren Miller films shown will include Ride (2000); Impact (2004); Higher Ground (2005); Off the Grid (2006); Children of Winter (2008); Dynasty (2009); and Ticket to Ride (2013).

53rd Annual Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo

The 53rd annual Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo, presented by Alpin Haus, will take place Friday, November 7 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, November 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Booths and sponsorship opportunities are available by calling Emilee Leichman at 518-383-6183 or via email at [email protected].

The Lia Auto Group will bring select 2015 vehicle models to the Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo for show guests to view throughout the weekend.

While at the Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo, patrons can also view over 160 new vehicles at the Empire State Plaza Auto Show on November 7 through 9. Over 30 manufacturers will be represented with cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles and minivans on display.

For more information, visit www.albanywinterexpo.com; like the Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo on Facebook; or follow @AlbanySkiExpo on Twitter for the chance to win a variety of prizes, including free admission tickets and special items from popular retailers.