Ski Dazzle kicks off its 44th annual Seattle Ski & Snowboard Show™ at 2pm-10pm today at its new location at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. All attendees 13yrs and older will be treated to a free lift ticket to one of five Ski Washington resorts for each $15 admission. That’s right, for the $15 admission, you receive your choice of 1 of 5 free lift ticket offers valued at up to $62 from Ski Washington Member resorts Crystal Mountain, Stevens Pass, Mission Ridge, The Summit at Snoqualmie and White Pass, plus, an additional $10.00 Liftopia Gift Card good any time during the season from Liftopia. Sounds like a no brainer to attend this year. The show continues tomorrow, Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. Children 6-12 yrs old are $5. Expect to see all the usual money-saving show specials on ski and snowboard gear, season pass deals and lift ticket packages and new this year, a giant Ski Idaho Pavillion featuring Sun Valley, Schweitzer, Brundage, Silver Mountain, Grand Targhee, Lookout Mountain, and many more Idaho travel and tourism specialists. Be sure to stop by the Ski Idaho Pavillion – we attended their media event last night so we know they’re all about showing us a good time, not to mention some of their best deals of the season. Some of the free events included with admission this year are:
* Continuous Free Ski Lessons provided by Ski Washington Resort Instructors on a 60-foot Ski School ramp and co-sponsored by On The Snow;
* A free pre-season fitness test on the two-story SnoCountry Climbing Wall
* Ski Dazzle cooking demos and winter travel seminars hosted by Northwest Travel Magazine with back country and resort tips from Outdoors Northwest Magazine.
Sturtevants, Ski Mart, Helly Hansen, Zumiez and and more will be on hand to offer pre-season gear deals. A long list of resorts will be there to offer discounts, kids-fly-free/ski free programs and other specials, contests, prizes, and more. There is something for all ages to see, buy and learn while having a great time with friends and family – and a lot of great resorts to check out this year so allow yourself extra time to enjoy the show this year: Crystal Mountain, Mission Ridge, Stevens Pass, White Pass and Snoqualmie, along with Ski Washington Member Resorts; Jackson Hole, Big Sky, Whitefish, Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Hood, Steamboat, Squaw Valley, Whistler Blackcomb, Silver Star, Sun Peaks, Big White, the BC Powder Highway Resorts and Kootenay Rockies with Revelstoke, Whitewater, Rossland/Red Mountain and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies offering Helicopter, Cat Ski and Backcountry.