Tickets on-sale now for popular winter sports show to be held November 1-3 at the Albany Capital Center

ALBANY, NY; — The Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase will return to the Albany Capital Center on November 1-3 to offer winter sports and craft beer enthusiasts a special preview of the upcoming season.

The 58th edition – one of the nation’s longest running winter sports showcases – will be highlighted by outstanding deals on gear, apparel and equipment from numerous retailers; an all-new selection of craft beer and wine from Saratoga Eagle; and the return of the popular free lift ticket promotion.

Tickets are on-sale now at Tickets are $10 per day when purchased in advance of the show. Tickets will be available at the door for $12. A three-day value pass is available online for $25. Children under 10 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Mountain resorts from New York, Vermont and Massachusetts will offer special travel packages and major savings on lift tickets, while longtime retailer Alpin Haus and others will offer exceptional early season deals on skis, snowboards, and cold weather apparel and gear.

This year’s show will include the return of the popular lift ticket promotion, with the first 500 guests each day receiving a complimentary lift ticket with paid admission. On Friday, the first 500 guests with paid admission will receive two-for-one lift tickets to select Vermont mountain resorts. On Saturday and Sunday, the first 500 guests with paid admission each day will receive free lift tickets to participating New York mountains, courtesy of I SKI NY.

The Saratoga Eagle Craft Beer and Wine Garden will return to this year’s show. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy samples of local and regional craft brews and wines on Friday from 4 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sampling fees apply and guests must be 21 years of age or older. Guests will also be able to purchase mimosas on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Other attractions during the three-day event will include the Hannaford Family Fun Zone, featuring free family-friendly activities.

Showcase attendees will be eligible to win a getaway package to one of North America’s most renowned ski destinations: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming. The trip for two includes roundtrip airfare from Albany to Jackson Hole; seven nights lodging at Jackson Hole; and five-day lift tickets at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village. No purchase necessary. Dates of travel are based on availability.

The Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase will take place on Friday, November 1 from 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Albany Capital Center is located at 55 Eagle Street in downtown Albany.

Free parking is available at the nearby Times Union Center garage at 100 Beaver Street, which is connected to the Albany Capital Center via an enclosed walkway. Parking is provided courtesy of the Albany Auto Show, which will take place the same weekend at the Times Union Center.

Guests may save $2 on tickets at the door by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the show to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots holiday toy campaign, courtesy of NBT Bank.

Sponsors of the Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase include: Saratoga Eagle; Hannaford Supermarkets; Monster Energy; NBT Bank; Stewart’s Shops; and I SKI NY.

Vendors interested in securing one of the few remaining exhibitor booths should contact Brooke Bardack by phone at (518) 221-9876 or via email at [email protected].

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

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