ANNUAL WINTER SPORTS SHOWCASE TO BE HELD AT NEW ALBANY CAPITAL CENTER

56th annual Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase, presented by Alpin Haus, to be held November 3-5, 2017

ALBANY, NY; – The Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase, presented by Alpin Haus, today announced that the longstanding consumer winter sports show and beer garden will return for its 56th edition on Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 5. The event will for the first time be held at the all-new Albany Capital Center.

The Albany Capital Center is located at 55 Eagle Street in downtown Albany and is part of the Capital Complex, the largest meeting space in upstate New York.

During the event, the second floor of the state-of-the-art convention center will be transformed into a winter sports showcase, featuring the finest mountain resorts across the Northeast and beyond, as well as exclusive deals on the newest fashion and industry equipment, and ski resort packages for the upcoming season. The three-day event will also feature the popular Craft Beer Garden, providing guests the opportunity to sample a variety of craft beer from breweries across the state.

“The Albany Capital Center is an extraordinary venue that brings a variety of benefits to both our vendors and the winter sports enthusiasts who join us each November,” said Mark Bardack, president of Ed Lewi Associates, which owns and operates the Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase. “We are thrilled to be a part of such an important economic lever for the city of Albany and the Capital Region as a whole, and look forward to welcoming skiers and snowboarders to the Albany Capital Center this fall.”

The 56th annual Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase will be held at the Albany Capital Center on Friday, November 3 from 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Albany Auto Show will take place the same weekend, November 3 – 5, at the nearby Times Union Center which is connected to the Albany Capital Center via a heated, enclosed walkway.

Exhibitor booth and sponsorship opportunities for the Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase are currently available, and can be arranged by contacting JuliAnn Goronkin by phone at 518-383-6183 or via email at [email protected].

For more information about the Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase, visit www.northeastskishow.com; like Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase on Facebook or follow on Twitter @NESkiShow.

The Albany Capital Center is located at 55 Eagle Street in downtown Albany and is part of the Capital Complex, the largest meeting space in upstate New York. Connected by an enclosed walkway, the Complex is comprised of the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, a 50,000 sq. ft. facility that includes a convention hall, seven meeting rooms and pre-function space operated by the New York State Office of General Services; The Egg, which includes two theaters that seat a total of 1400 people along with 10,000 square feet of event space; and two locations operated by SMG including the new Albany Capital Center, a 50,000 sq. ft.  space with six meeting rooms and pre-function space; and the Times Union Center, upstate New York’s premier sports and entertainment facility with 17,500 seats and 50,000 sq. ft. of exhibit and pre-function space.