With the Colorado high country expecting a foot of new snow over the next 24 hours, it is the perfect prelude to the 17th Annual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo set to begin on Friday.
The three-day conference in downtown Denver is being held Friday through Sunday at the Colorado Convention Center (700 14th St.) Doors will open at noon Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12 at the door, cash only, $9 in advance. Children under 12 get in free.
Billed as the single largest ski and snowboard sale in Colorado’s biggest temporary ski shop — more than 20,000 square feet — it’s as much pep rally as ski shop.
Every resort in the state (and beyond) will be on hand to show off a collective $100 million in capital improvements and a last-chance opportunity to score lift ticket bargains. However, those “bargains” invariably come with the requirement that you sign a waiver releasing the ski are operator of any liability for injury which may occur – and contrary to popular misconceptions, these waivers are upheld in Colorado courts.
If you aren’t in the market for new equipment this season, but wish to unload some extra gear check out Colorado Ski & Golf. Once again CS&G is offering the opportunity to donate your unwanted skis, snowboards, boots, poles and bindings through a recycling program designed to keep them out of the landfill. And of course, the retail giant is offering tempting replacements.