[Editor Note: This article first appeared in SunandSnowAdventures.com, an online magazine published by Mary Jo Tarallo, the former head of Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month.]

Come down to the Consumer Shows. Bargains and discounts galore.

Ski and snowboard consumer expos are a great way to get ready for or learn more about the sports. And, they are FUN! Most feature music, demos and food samplings PLUS the latest deals from resorts and product suppliers. Shows feature gigantic sales on equipment, clothing and accessories. Some include ski and snowboard swaps.

Attend an expo and Bring a Friend! Shows have already started (and some are over) but most will continue through the fall. See the schedule below.

Expos in Denver and Boston are among the best with various special features for the entire family.

Some shows also provide indoor lessons and most offer an opportunity to sample culinary and beverage selections of some sort. See the schedule below for details.

Albany, NYNortheast Ski and Craft Beer Showcase, Albany Capital Center | November 1 – 3, 2019

BostonSki & Snowboard Expo; Seaport World Trade Center | November 14 – 17, 2019

DenverSki and Snowboard Expo; Denver Convention Center | Oct. 25 – 27, 2019

Las Vegas:  SnowJam Ski and Snowboard Expo; Cashman Center | November 23 & 24, 2019 

Los AngelesSki Dazzle Ski Show & Snowboard Expo; L.A. Convention Center | December 6 – 8, 2019 

Phoenix: Phoenix Ski Show/Avalanche Sale | Phoenix Convention Center; November 22-24, 2019

Portland, OR: Snowvana | Oregon Convention Center | November 22-23, 2019

Portland, OR: Ski Fever and Snowboard Show | Portland Expo Center | November 1 – 3, 2019   

Sacramento: Nor Cal Ski and Snowboard Festival; Cal Expo Fairgrounds | November 15-17, 2019 

San Diego: SnowJam Ski and Snowboard Expo;  Del Mar Fairgrounds | November 8 & 10, 2019

San Francisco: Nor Cal Ski and Snowboard Festival | Pier 35 | November 1-3, 2019

Santa Clara CA: Nor Cal Ski and Snowboard Festival |Santa Clara County Fairgrounds| November 8-10, 2019

Spokane, WA: Inlander Winter Party | Spokane Convention Center | November 15 & 16, 2019

Whippany, NJ: New Jersey Ski and Snowboard Expo (NJ Ski and Snowboard Council) | Hanover Marriott | November 8, 2019 |

Here’s a clip from the 2017 Ski and Snowboard Expo. Enjoy!

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