Ski Dazzle Brings The Snow To Downtown LA

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 22, 2012 11:36 am

Ski Dazzle – The Los Angeles Ski Show & Snowboard Expo Kicks Off the Winter Season this November for FOUR DAYS ONLY!

Celebrating its 49th year, Ski Dazzle – The Los Angeles Ski Show & Snowboard Expo is coming to LA for four days only (November 15-18, 2012) located at the Los Angeles Convention Center – South Hall (1201 South Figueroa Street).

This year’s show will feature incredible shopping bargains and money-saving specials with over 200 exhibit booths showcasing ski and snowboard retailers as well as over 65 local, national and international winter resorts. Don’t miss the Ski Dazzle Sale and Swap $6 Million Dollar event, where attendees can save hundreds of dollars on current and past season gear for adults and children provided by local retailers and industry vendors.

This family-friendly show will feature season pass and lift ticket specials, free entertainment, seminars and film previews. Daily events include: terrain park lessons; continuous free ski lessons on a 35 foot Snow Summit Ski School ramp; a giant free climbing wall; a 40×50 ice-skating rink, Ski Dazzle – Taste Of Winter cooking demos featuring Executive Chef Brett Lewis of the Los Angeles Convention Center and an Apré Ski Beer & Wine Tasting event with 25 craft beers and wines to choose from.

Ski Dazzle’s visitors will have a chance to give back this year. Ski Dazzle’s selected charity Make A Hero will benefit from a LIVE and silent auction at the show. Supported by actors Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford and ski film legend Warren Miller, Make A Hero‘s mission is to grow awareness and generate financial support for individuals with disabilities. Hollywood and winter sports celebrities will present one-of-a-kind trips, ski equipment and experiences that anyone can bid on during the silent auction at the Make A Hero booth. On Saturday, November 17 at 8pm, the LIVE Celebrity Auction will take the stage at Ski Dazzle where celebrities and surprise guests get serious about having fun and giving back. The Make A Hero booth will also feature special guests and previews of the film, The Movement. This film was accepted into over 20 film festivals including Sundance and nominated for seven Maverick Movie awards including Best PictureChronicleEditingPerformanceScoreSound Editing and SoundtrackThe Movement is an inspiring documentary narrated by film legends, Robert Redford and Warren Miller. 

Back by popular demand is the high energy Bear Mountain Resort Monster Skateboard Vert Ramp ready to thrill the Ski Dazzle audience. The X-Games and World Cup Skate Tour emcee Dave Duncan brings world class skaters & BMX riders to the event, which have included national and internationally ranked athletes such as Jake Brown, Rune Glifberg, Chris Gentry, Danny Mayer, Neal Hendrix, Sergie Ventura, Lincoln Ueda, Mike Crum, Pierre Luc ‘PLG’ Gagnon, Josh Borden, Josh Rodriguez, Michael Brookman, Lizzie Armanto, Allysha Bergado, Amelia Brodka, Tom Schaar and the Groms; and BMX riders Ben Snowden, Austen Coleman, Francisco “Coco” Zarita, Rick Thorne and Simon Tabron. The performers take to the vert ramp daily to show off their signature moves and eye-popping stunts. 

New this year is The Great Ski Dazzle Slalom Race, which is sponsored by SkyTech Sport. Attendees will have a chance to step onto an Olympic team training machine and into a virtual Slalom race course. SkyTech Sport offers cutting edge European technology and engineering on this machine that actually can control the snow conditions and speed. Skiers and snowboarders can actually experience carving control and the power of the turn. It is just like skiing a Slalom course in “real mountain” time. This is not a video game, but a high tech, powerful and unique training tool that is being embraced by both amateur and professional athletes and coaches. The SkyTech Sport machine is featured all four days at the Ski Dazzle show. Attendees can sign up for a free introductory lesson and can take a timed run to qualify in The Great Ski Dazzle Slalom Race. The best overall time at the show will win the grand prize of an adult, unrestricted Season Pass to Bear Mountain and Snow Summit (valued at over $649).

Participating sponsors of the Ski Dazzle – The Los Angeles Ski Show & Snowboard Expo include Snow Summit, Bear Mountain, Liftopia, Alaska Airlines, Universal Sports Network, LA WeeklyLA Downtown News and www.SnoCounty.com.

Ski Dazzle special ticket offer: $20 for adults includes a “buy one get one free” Snow Summit/Bear Mountain lift ticket coupon – a $56 value and a $10 Liftopia.com gift card. $5 for children 6-12 and children 6 and under are FREE. For more detailed information, please visit www.SkiDazzle.com.

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