Now in its seventeenth year, the expo has also become a festival of sorts, with skiers and riders competing on rails, a high-flying trampoline aerialist show and a celebrity appearance from freeskier Glen Plake. You can sign up for a silly contest on the main stage to win prizes, let your kids get the feel for sliding down a slope on skis for the first time at the Breckenridge Kids Center, or unload your own skis, poles, boards or boots to be recycled into decking material by Colorado Ski & Golf.
While expo spokeswoman Joan Christensen is sure its the good deals on last years merch that bring people out each year especially in this economy she says there will be plenty of new releases, too, for those who wouldnt be caught dead in last years pants.
The expo runs from noon to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 Fourteenth Street. Admission is $9 at www.onthesnow.com, $10 at Colorado Ski & Golf or $12 (cash only) at the door. For info, call 303-228-8000.
Fri., Nov. 7, 12-10 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2008