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Albany Capital Center November 2-4, 2018


2016 Attractions

Vermont Two-for-One Lift Ticket Promotion
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Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase attendees 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, including Bolton Valley, Bromley Mountain Resort, Magic Mountain, Mount Snow, Smugglers’ Notch, and Stratton Mountain Resort (subject to change).

The two-for-one lift ticket voucher offers guests tremendous accessibility and flexibility to ski their favorite Vermont mountains during the entire 2016-17 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 voucher on Friday. You must be one of the first 500 people in line at the box office on Friday to receive the voucher. However, purchasing advance tickets does secure you a discount off admission.

Each attendee will need to bring their voucher/coupon to the individual mountain’s exhibit booth on Friday, November 4. 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. The mountain will be randomly selected. Mountain lift ticket availability is while supplies last.

Children 12 and under are not eligible for the promotion.

Rules and restrictions apply.

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BrewCentralNY.com Beer Garden

Beer Garden

The Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase will feature a three-day BrewCentralNY.com 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 BrewCentralNY.com Beer Garden will be open:

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

Friday – James Rissacher
Saturday – Dan Mason
Sunday – Annie in the Water’s Looping Acoustic Set

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

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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.

ISKINY Free for Kids


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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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, including the ELITEAM Fitness Challenge, presented by Oak Mountain and I SKI NY.

The simple and fun obstacle course invites children of all ages and fitness abilities to test their strength, endurance and coordination while experiencing training routines to meet their needs on the slopes. Upon completion of the interactive area, participants will receive feedback and hands-on tips from fitness coaches and can compare their scores to those of U.S. Ski Team athletes and big mountain riders.

The obstacle course is one element of the ELITEAM Conditioning Camps for young athletes, which was created by two-time Olympian Doug Lewis who competed on the World Cup Downhill circuit for eight years. He is currently actively involved in the ski industry as a coach, trainer, product consultant, journalist and racer.

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Bromley Mountain will host Riglet Park at the Hannaford Family Fun Zone. The indoor attraction is designed to introduce young children to the sport of snowboarding. Kids can simulate the experience with a snowboard and helmet as they are pulled through a series of obstacles by experienced instructors.

Children will also enjoy free face painting with Tiny Tots Tea Room 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.

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The Albany Devils, the American Hockey League affiliate of the three-time Stanley Cup Champions New Jersey Devils, will be on hand to showcase winter’s other favorite sport. Try out your hockey skills, win tickets and prizes and get your photo taken with the team’s lovable mascot Devil Dawg. More information about the Albany Devils can be found at thealbanydevils.com or by calling 518-4-DEVILS.

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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.