Christensen calls the Expo the “largest portable ski shop in Colorado, if not the world,” with more than $5 million worth of previous seasons’ product marked down up to 75 percent off, as well as discount lift ticket, lodging, lesson and season-pass offerings on sale from nearly all of Colorado’s ski areas. “It’s become an annual tradition around here to kick off the season with a trip to the Expo,” she says. “People do love a sale.”
The Expo runs from noon to 10 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 with a discount coupon available at www.skisnowboardexpo.com. Kids twelve and under get in free, and there will be plenty for them to do while you get your shop on, with slacklines, mountain-board demos, a climbing wall, and a kids’ slope for newbies to get their first taste of slipping and sliding. The Brew Fest requires an additional ticket — $15 at the door or $12 at www.rockymountainbrewfest.com.
Fri., Nov. 2, 12-10 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2012