With chilly weather in the air and snow in the not too distant future, it’s time for Canadians to embrace our ever changing seasons. From ski and snowboard enthusiasts who can’t wait to hear about the latest winter trends to families who want to get the best deals on winter actives and gear, the show is ready to help people of all skill levels embrace winter.
From October 26-29, 2017 The International Centre in Mississauga will again play host for an expected 28,000 winter lovers to get informed about the latest-and-greatest products, consider travel opportunities, find great deals with the many retail exhibitors, or participate in Canada’s biggest ski and snowboard swap. This is a great show to gear up for winter, book your winter holiday or simply be surrounded by people who love the cooler months.
“The Toronto Ski and Snowboard show is, simply put, the official start of winter” said Paul Pinchbeck, President and CEO of the Canadian Ski Council. “This is the one-stop shop for everything related to skiing and snowboarding, from getting the newest gear to booking the best deals on travel, this is where skiers and snowboarders come to be together and enjoy all things related to their passions.”
In addition to the equipment, travel and retail exhibitors, the Toronto Ski + Snowboard Show has a number of interactive elements that the entire family can enjoy, including:
The Ski Simulator:
Want to sample what skiing is like before hitting the slopes, or, if you’re already a ‘ripper’, tune yourself up for the season ahead?.. The ski simulator offers an endless ski slope on a revolving surface for experiencing skiing indoors. This unique indoor facility provides a controlled and safe environment for first timers and seasoned pros alike. Ski equipment (skis, boots and poles) will be available on site for those interested to try it out.
Roller Ski Demos:
Cross country skiing is an exhilarating winter activity but the experience is possible in any season on Cross Country roller skis!... This great activity prepares people for the cross country ski season ahead while developing balance and endurance. Demo roller skis will be available on site for those interested to try it out.
Alpine Racing Game:
Think you can beat your friends to the bottom of the mountain?… Prove it on the Alpine Racer video game where you can ski race head to head! Each player simulates the movements of a downhill skier to navigate their way through the course. Select your own ‘alter ski-ego’ and feel the wind in your face (literally!) as you speed your way to the finish line.
Burton Riglet Park:
The Burton Riglet Park offers a unique and fun environment for kids to experience snowboarding. Utilizing gear designed and developed for creating that snowboarding feeling, kids learn quickly and safely with expert instruction… After shredding indoors they’ll be craving real slope time!
Anyone who has watched a downhill race can only imagine what it must be like to approach speeds of 100 miles per hour on skis… No need to be limited by imagination when you can experience Kitzbuhel’s Hahnenkamm or the Blue Mountain Ski Cross World Cup course in virtual reality! EyeLive (VR Producers for sports) will provide the opportunity at the Toronto Ski + Snowboard show ‘Action Zone’ where ski racing fans can get right into the racing action with swivel seats and VR headsets provided.
Snow Valley Tube Rides: A mobile tubing experience where families can try out the remote tube station that replicates tubing down a mountain.
Canada's Largest Ski & Board Swap 2017: The Canadian Ski Patrol will once again hold their largest ski and snowboard swap at the 2017 show. Over 2,000 brand new non-current & pre-owned skis, boards, boots & accessories will be available for purchase.
FREE Grade 4/5 Canada Wide Ski Pass: Want to ski and snowboard this winter? The Canadian Ski Council’s SnowPass™ lets you ski and snowboard three times at EACH participating ski area for $29.95. Anyone in Grade 4 or 5 who comes to the show will receive a FREE pass! Please bring proof of age.
ONTARIO Zone: The Ontario Zone will be jam packed with travel information, resort deals, lift passes and more! Make sure to pick up your Buy-One-Get-One-Free ticket deal offered through the Ontario Snow Resorts Association.
For more information: www.torontoskishow.com
Thursday, October 26: 3pm - 10pm
Friday, October 27: 12pm - 10pm
Saturday, October 28: 10am - 8pm
Sunday, October 29: 10am - 6pm
The International Centre, Hall 5, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga