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Albany Capital Center November 3-5, 2017
NEW LOCATION + FREE PARKING

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Beer Garden
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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The Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase will feature a three-day Beer Garden, which will invite guests to enjoy tastings from numerous regional breweries. The tasting will offer a variety of craft beers, as well as winter-themed food such as chili and mac-n-cheese from Mazzone Hospitality.

The Beer Garden will be open:

Friday, November 3                4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 4          Noon to 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 5             Noon to 4 p.m.

Featuring: 1911 Hard Cider, Empire Brewing Company, Good Nature Brewing, Ommegang Brewery, Adirondack Brewery, Brown’s Brewing Co., and Magic Hat Brewing Company.

Tastings are $5 for five sampling tickets, which can be used in any combination for selections of craft beer and food. Sampling tickets are available for purchase separately with paid admission to the event. Must be at least 21 years old to participate in craft beer tasting; valid ID required upon entry to the Beer Garden.

Local musicians will perform throughout the weekend.

Pre-Season Savings on Top Winter Fashion, Apparel and Equipment
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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Skiers and snowboarders will enjoy early season discounts from Alpin Haus on top cold weather fashion brands, including clothing and accessories from The North Face; Under Armour; Patagonia; Karbon; Obermeyer; Roxy; Spyder; Hunter and UGG.

Retailers will also offer deals on leading industry equipment from top manufacturers, including K2; Atomic; Nordica; LINE; Blizzard and Tecnica. Additionally, Alpin Haus will showcase the Hawx Prime, a new state-of-the-art boot from Atomic.

In addition to top brands from Alpin Haus, the Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase will feature gear, equipment and apparel from Potter Brothers Ski & Snowboard Shops, Steiner’s Sports, and other major retailers.

 

Vermont Two-for-One Lift Ticket Promotion
Friday, November 3
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Guests of the Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase will have the chance to ski some of the best terrain in Vermont for free this upcoming season.

The first 500 guests attending the event on Friday will receive two-for-one lift tickets to Vermont’s most popular mountains, courtesy of Ski Vermont.

The two-for-one lift ticket promotion offers guests tremendous accessibility and flexibility to ski their favorite Vermont mountains during the 2017-18 season, with limited restrictions (excludes major holidays; other restrictions may apply).

Purchasing admission tickets online does not guarantee you will receive the Vermont two-for-one lift ticket on Friday. You must be one of the first 500 people in line at the box office on Friday to receive the offer. However, purchasing advance tickets does secure you a discount off admission.

Each guest will need to bring their voucher/coupon to the individual mountain’s exhibit booth on Friday, November 3. Only one voucher per person may be redeemed. Each person in each party will receive a two-for-one voucher to a different mountain with paid admission, while supplies last. The mountain will be randomly selected. Children 10 and under are not eligible for the promotion.

Rules and restrictions apply.

 

I SKI NY Two-for-One Lift Ticket Promotion
Saturday, November 4

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The first 500 guests on Sunday will receive a free lift ticket to a participating mountain in New York, courtesy of I SKI NY.

Tickets are eligible for use from opening day to 12/22/16 and from 3/1/17 to closing day.

Purchasing admission tickets online does not guarantee you will receive the New York free lift ticket on Saturday. You must be one of the first 500 people in line at the box office on Saturday to receive the offer. However, purchasing advance tickets does secure you a discount off admission.

Each attendee will need to bring their voucher to the individual mountain’s exhibit booth on Saturday, November 4. Only one voucher per person may be redeemed. Up to two people in each party may receive a free lift ticket to the same mountain, while supplies last. The mountain will be randomly selected. Children 10 and under are not eligible for the promotion.

I SKI NY Free Lift Ticket Promotion
Sunday, November 5

The first 500 guests on Sunday will receive a free lift ticket to a participating mountain in New York, courtesy of I SKI NY.

Tickets are eligible for use from opening day to 12/22/16 and from 3/1/17 to closing day.

Purchasing admission tickets online does not guarantee you will receive the New York free lift ticket on Sunday. You must be one of the first 500 people in line at the box office on Sunday to receive the offer. However, purchasing advance tickets does secure you a discount off admission.

Each attendee will need to bring their voucher to the individual mountain’s exhibit booth on Sunday, November 5. Only one voucher per person may be redeemed. Up to two people in each party may receive a free lift ticket to the same mountain, while supplies last. The mountain will be randomly selected. Children 10 and under are not eligible for the promotion.

 

ISKINY Free for Kids

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Visit the I Ski NY booth to sign up for the ISKINY Free For Kids Passport Program. 3rd & 4th Graders from anywhere – New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Canada, the Bahama’s – really – can ski or ride free at the majority of New York Resorts this winter when accompanied by a paying adult. If you are a 3rd or 4th grader and you’ve never skied before, the Learn To Ski or Ride Passport is available for FREE.

 

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Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

The next generation of winter sports fans is invited to enjoy the Hannaford Family Fun Zone all three days of the event. The family-friendly area will feature a variety of free activities for youngsters.

Children will also enjoy free face painting on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Additionally, Hannaford Supermarkets will educate winter sports enthusiasts on best practices for maintaining health and wellness during the cold weather months. Pharmacists will be on-site to consult with guests and administer flu shots (separate fee applies). Health and wellness giveaways will also be available for guests.

 

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Show attendees will have the opportunity to win a ski getaway package for two to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming. Considered one of the country’s top ski resorts, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort delivers epic powder snow, 4,139 continuous vertical feet, and 2,500 acres of the best beginner, intermediate and expert skiing in North America.

The trip for two includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from Albany to Jackson Hole
  • Seven nights lodging at Jackson Hole
  • Five-day lift tickets at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village

Individuals may enter to win at the Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase. Must be 18 years old or up to enter; no purchase necessary. Dates of travel are based on availability and restrictions apply.

Albany Auto Show Vertical

While you are at the Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase don’t forget to stop by the Albany Auto Show next door at the Time’s Union Center which is connected to the Albany Capital Center, via a heated, enclosed walkway.  The Albany Auto Show will be showcasing vehicles from 33 manufacturers, as well as other exhibitors and entertainment.  There will be entertainment for children and adults, from interactive contests to the perennial favorite funny man, Mr. Twisty.