October 23-25, the 23rd edition of the annual Ottawa Ski Show was held at the Ottawa Civic Centre in Lansdowne Park. There were many excellent exhibitors, plus products for sale, at the event, so the many attendees definitely made good use out their time spent browsing and talking to reps.
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The show was a vital aid for ski and snowboard travelers and enthusiasts looking for advice regarding ski vacations, specials, equipment and news. Admission was free for all those who attended the show.
There was significant representation at the Ottawa Ski Show from major resorts in areas such as the Laurentians, Quebec City region, Eastern Townships, Western Canada, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Colorado. Tour operators representing destinations from France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria were also present.
Major ski clubs in the region, who cater to all levels of skiers and travel to different mountains throughout the season, attended the show to encourage membership in their programs. A new addition this year was the inclusion of Nordic and telemark clubs, which provided even more value for attendees and expanded the scope of the show beyond simply alpine.
One of the greatest advantages to attending the show was that consumers were able to access special ‘Show-only’ promotions on equipment and vacations. Ski and snowboard manufacturer reps at the super sale were able to offer great technical advice to make sure that customers knew what they were buying, and to ensure the best deal possible. Many skiers and riders took advantage of the opportunity to sell their used equipment on consignment by dropping it off at the swap booth.
“Everything required to launch your ski season was under one roof for 3 days”, said Show Manager Yolande Adams. “The Show equaled the official kick-off to the new skiing season. Just like every other year, about 10,000 skiers from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec visited the Show to discover great equipment savings and show specials on lift passes and vacations. Also, ski school directors and instructors from local resorts were at the Show so attendees could speak to them directly.”
One attraction at the Show that was a huge bonus was the Big Screen Theatre area which featured the premiere of Teton Gravity Research’s RE: SESSION and Matchstick Production’s “IN DEEP: The Skiing Experience.” It was worth visiting the show just to kick back in the theatre area and watch one of these exciting films.
Visit www.OttawaSkiShow.com for more information.