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A Guide To Boston’s 2011 Ski & Snowboard Expo

By Lauren Quinn O’Neill
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(Photo by: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

(Photo by: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

Itching to get back on the slopes? Kick this year’s ski and snowboard season off right by visiting the 30th annual Boston Globe Ski & Snowboard Expo this weekend. The event promises four days filled with exclusive pre-season sales on equipment, vacation packages, lift tickets and more.

Not the ski bunny type? They’ve got you covered; the line up of live acts, interactive exhibits and giveaways will not disappoint. Before getting lost in the flurry of excitement and activity check out our go-to guide for this year’s event.

30th annual Boston Globe Ski & Snowboard Expo

Seaport World Trade Center
One Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210
800-440-3318

Dates:
Thursday, November 10: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, November 11: 10 a.m. to 10 p. m.
Saturday, November 12: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 13 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission:
$12 Adults(cash only)
Children 12 and under are FREE

DON’T MISS:

We’ve heard rumors that Ski legends, Glen Plake, Hannah Kearney, and Seth Wescott will be making appearances – keep an eye out for them throughout the weekend, you never know when they might pop up!

EAST COAST ALPINE & EASTERN BOARDER’s Greatest Ski & Snowboarding Sale: These retailers promise to have the best deals you’ll find all weekend. Get there early for the best selection.

MUST-SEE:

WSI Sports Fashion Show: Re-up your athletic fashion sense by watching six local Boston Ski and Snowboard athletes as they strut their stuff down WSI’s runway modeling the latest Snow Sports performance gear. Look out for a 30-minute show every 2-3 hours throughout the weekend.

Thursday: 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

Freestyle Aerial Demonstration: Prepare to be wowed by this team of Olympic, National and International freestyle skiing and trampoline champions as they perform jaw dropping, gravity defying stunts.

Thursday: 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 9 p.m.
Friday: 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m.

“Vans/SNAP Infusion FALL BRAWL” Street Skate Contest on the Waterville Valley Street Course presented in part by 98.5 The Sports Hub. Make your trip to the Expo a well rounded Xtreme Sport experience and check out Saturday’s High Ollie Contest & Fall Brawl Main Event . Sunday brings the bikes out for the BMX Jam and Best Trick Contest.

Thursday 2 p.m. 7 p.m.: Eastern Boarder Team Demo
Friday 5 p.m. Raw Skateboards Team Demo
Friday 7 p.m. Think Skateboards Team demo/signing
Saturday 12 p.m. Practice
Saturday 2 p.m. Concepts High Ollie Contest
Saturday 3 p.m. Fall Brawl Main Event
Sunday 1 p.m. BMX Jam w/ Best Trick Contest

CBS BOSTON AT THE EXPO:

WBZ-TV, WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and 98.5 The Sports Hub are proud partners of the Ski & Snowboard Expo.

WBZ-TV: Keep your eye out for the WBZ-TV travelling weather center.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030: Get some time on the mountain with ski and snowboarding on the Wii. Record your own news report from the WBZ NewsRadio Kidcast Mobile Studio.

98.5 The Sports Hub: The Hub Crew will be at the Expo Thursday afternoon from 3-10 p.m.

GET IN ON THE ACTION:

ELITEAM Fitness Challenge presented by Loon Mountain, NH: Doug Lewis, Two-time Olympic ski racer; will guide you through this hands-on, interactive, area where kids of all ages can play, train, and test themselves on agility and the challenge courses. On-going throughout the weekend.

Stop by the “GRAND CENTRAL” ENTERTAINMENT STAGE presented by MIX104.1 and Mt. Snow for family entertainment all weekend long, including trivia & Special Musical Acts.

Lauren Quinn O’Neill is a Boston area transplant trying to figure out life in the city after graduating from art school. Read more on her pursuits on her blog.

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