The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo is on its 20th year this year and will take place Friday, November 4 through Sunday the 6th. This is a great pre-season “warm up” event where you can find great deals on gear, lodging and passes. I hope to snag a new set of skis and boots, myself.
It is the single largest ski and snowboard sale in the state with more than 20,000 square feet of retail space jammed with excess inventory from last season, from all over the country and from the top outdoor gear companies. Plus, all 26 Colorado resorts are on site with “show-only” specials on everything from season passes, lift tickets, lodging and lessons to discounts on dining and mountain resort activities. For most resorts, this is also the last chance to snag early season prices on season passes and lift ticket deals.
Admission is $12 for adults or $10 with a discount coupon available at any Colorado Ski & Golf store or purchased in advance at www.OnTheSnow.com. Kids 12 and under are free. Hours are noon to 10 pm on Friday, Nov. 4, Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.
Rocky Mountain Brewfest
In addition to all the standard deals and family-friendly entertainment (bouncy castle, anyone?), this year the Expo will be hosting the Rocky Mountain Brewfest featuring local breweries including Breckenridge, Bristol, Oskar Blues, and Odell.
Tickets to one of the four 3-hour Rocky Mountain Brew Fest tasting sessions are $25 or $20 if purchased by Nov. 3. Admission to the Brew Fest also requires an Expo ticket. A $30 combination ticket can be purchased online by using the promo code BREW. Tasting times are: Friday, Nov. 4 from 6-9 pm; Saturday, Nov. 5 from 1-4pm or from 5-8pm; and Sunday, Nov. 6 from 2-5pm.