Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Kick Off the Ski Season at the Boston Ski & Snowboard Expo!

The ski and ride season has begun! Bretton Woods started turning lifts for the 2014-2015 season Sunday, November 9. “Free Ski Sunday” was a great day to get our ski legs back and everyone who donated a canned good for the local food pantry got to ski Rangeview for free. It looks like BW is planning to reopen on Friday, now that we getting some more snowmaking weather.

Happy to have had a bit of a homecoming on Sunday, I’m really looking forward to the fall event that kicks off the season for many of us: the Ski and Snowboard Expo at the Seaport World Trade Center November 13-16. Northeastern skiers and riders may consider the Expo to be the biggest homecoming party of the season.

Admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. Tickets are available online or at the door and $3 coupons are available online.

Many people come to the show for the great deals on lift tickets and lodging. Snow sports fans line up for the deals of the season and find out what’s new for the coming winter at their favorite resorts.

The Prinoth Bison (Prinoth)
I’ll be joining the Bretton Woods crew at their booth again this year, and I think my mighty-machine-loving boy will be really excited to see what we’ll have on display.  In honor of Bretton Woods’ number one ranking for grooming and snow in the East by readers of SKI magazine, we will have a Prinoth Bison groomer cab right in our booth for everyone to check out. Having had the opportunity to ride in one of the groomers last winter with my little guy, I can tell you these are very cool machines.

BW will be selling lift ticket specials at the show this year, and anyone who purchases at the show can draw a prize from the “Groomer Grabs” for a chance to win great prizes like lunch, Zip & Ski tickets, pedicures, or even an overnight stay at the Omni Mount Washington Resort. You’ll also be entered to win a two-night ski and stay for four people at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel.

Here are some of the great deals being offered at the show:

  • $19 Early “Bluebird” Ticket – good any day before December 19. This ticket can be purchased at the show or at

  • $35 Midweek “Golden” Ticket  - valid Monday through Friday during non-holiday periods, in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Bretton Woods Monetary Conference. This ticket can be purchased at the show or at

  • $59 Any Day “No-Brainer” Ticket – good any day all season long. Save up to $26 off regular ticket prices. You can only purchase this ticket at the Ski & Snowboard Expo.

  • $199 Detachable “Quad” Pack  - Four unrestricted tickets valid all season long. Save up to $141. You can only purchase these at the Ski & Snowboard Expo.

  • Season Pass Price Roll-Back – Purchase the White Mountain Superpass or 4-NH College Pass by midnight November 17 and get early-purchase rates, plus get one free lift ticket for a friend, good any time during the 2014-2015 season. This is another deal that is exclusive to ski show attendees.

If you come to the show, stop by the Bretton Woods booth to say hi!