Five reasons to make the Ski Expo this weekend
An estimated 30,000 ski and snowboard junkies will flock to the Colorado Convention Center this weekend for the 18th annual Ski and Snowboard Expo. Here, five reasons you should be one of them:
1. Every resort in Colorado will sell season passes and lift tickets,
while Loveland and Arapahoe Basin will sell their four-packs --
offering you the chance to compare them all side by side before making
such a large investment.
2. Many top skiers and snowboarders,
including former Olympians, will be on hand at the Expo, signing
autographs and chatting with attendees. Freestyle gold medalist Donna
Weinbrecht will host the Olympic Theater, addressing how she pursued
and achieved the gold medal. Also on hand will be Kris (Fuzz)
Feddersen, who competed in the 1988, 1992, and 1994 Olympics and
coached the 1998 Olympic Aerial Ski Team, and current National Ski Team
member Dylan Ferguson.
3. The Flying Ace All Stars will hit the
the trampoline. Members include Casey Finley, a former member of the
U.S. gymnastics team, and people bouncing off of trampolines is always
4. Exercise: There's a climbing wall and the
Breckenridge Kids Slope, a beginner-style ski slope that you should
probably stay away from.
5. The main draw, of course, is the
bevvy of deals on ski and snowboard equipment. There will be over
20,000 square feet of gear available to people at steep discounts,
ranging from 40 to 75 percent off retail.
deals include the K2 Lotta Luv ski, which is priced fifty percent off
at $399, and the popular Volkl Mantra, offered at $479.99, down from
the normal price of $825. Giro will be selling their Nine 9 helmet at
50 percent off for $49.99, and Tecnica will have their Vento 70 boots
for $219.99, a $200 savings.
Snowboarders can look for great
deals on the women's Palmer Touch board, Expo priced at $99.99, a
screaming deal off its normal price of $399.99. The Burton Farm
Snowboard is being sold for $269.99, down from $449.99. The K2 Domain
boot is being sold for $79.99, down from its normal price of $139.99.
Admission is $12. Hours are 12:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10:00 a.m. to
8:00 p.m. Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday. Keep abreast of
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