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(Deep discounts and family fun return for the 25th pre season sale)

Denver, Colo., Aug. 11, 2016—It is practically a rite of passage. The siren’s song of incredible deals on winter outdoor equipment, clothing and accessories lures avid skiers and snowboarders to the annual Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo, year after year. Celebrating its silver anniversary this year from Nov. 4-6, 2016 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver, shoppers will find discounts up to 75 percent on gear from last season. Equipment such as skis, snowboards, and boots are the primary attraction but rack after rack of jackets, fleece, outerwear, under layers, helmets, gloves, and socks provide everything needed for a total upgrade to any ski slope ensemble.  Admission remains $15 for adults or $12 with a discount coupon available in The Denver Post or at any Colorado Ski & Golf or Colorado Ski & Sports store and online at  Kids 12 and under are free.

Retail therapy may be the bait but there is much more going on besides shopping. Dozens of resort representatives from throughout Colorado, the western United States and Canada are also on site for the weekend with special lift and lodging offers, games, giveaways and loads of information about their resorts and lodging properties. Procrastinators can pick up season passes or discounted lift tickets throughout the weekend

New this year, the Flippenout Extreme Aerial Show presents world-class athletes performing extreme athletic maneuvers in a double trampoline show. Yes, these are the high-flying performers seen at halftime shows for the NFL, NBA, NHL and many other sporting venues.

For kids, it is all about fun activities and play zones. Topping the list of favorites is the return this year of the high ropes course with plenty of obstacles to challenge participants on the airborne course that stretches above the Expo crowd. The Mountain Activity Center will once again be anchored by the fast-paced and always crowded Eliteam Training Center where a timed obstacle course provides a “snapshot” of kid’s basic fitness and flexibility. Kids can race the clock and their friends to compare results and attempt to improve their times. In the Slackers Slackline Competition and Demo Area, pros wow the crowds with their agility and tricky maneuvers on the wobbly cord. First-timers can even take a turn to test their skills and bounce ability on the wiggly cord. Newcomers to the sport of skiing can visit the Winter Park Kids Snow Park Learning Center equipped with the gently-pitched Kid’s Slope and staffed by instructors to take advantage of this easy introduction to skiing. A climbing wall with two different routes to the top is always a magnet for future mountain climbers.

And after a long day of shopping and playing, adults can once again take a refreshing break with a cold brew while listening to live music in the Rocky Mountain Beer Garden.

Expo hours are noon to 10 pm on Friday, Nov. 4; Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 am to 8 pm; and Sunday, Nov. 6 from 10 am to 6 pm. For details, activity schedules and vendors, visit  


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