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Albany Capital Center November 2-4, 2018


2016 Attractions

I SKI NY Free Lift Ticket Promotion

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The first 500 guests on Sunday will receive a voucher redeemable for a free lift ticket to a participating mountain in New York, courtesy of I SKI NY, including Belleayre Mountain, Catamount Ski Area, Gore Mountain, Hunter Mountain, Oak Mountain, West Mountain, Whiteface Mountain and Windham Mountain.

Purchasing admission tickets online does not guarantee you will receive the New York free lift ticket voucher on Sunday. You must be one of the first 500 people in line at the box office on Sunday to receive the voucher. 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 6. 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. The mountain will be randomly selected. Mountain lift ticket availability is while supplies last. Children 12 and under are not eligible for the promotion.

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


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Skiers, snowboarders and winter sports fans will have the chance to win a one carat diamond, courtesy of Black Diamond Partner Northeastern Fine Jewelry, during this year’s Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase.

The contest will be held on Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m. Entry forms will be available at the event on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. Each entry is $20.

100 percent of the entry fees will benefit the Toys for Tots Foundation which is administered by the United States Marine Corps Reserve to distribute toys to children and families in need during the holiday season.

Each entry will qualify the individual to receive a pouch. Each pouch will contain a gemstone which may be redeemed at the Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase for a Northeastern Fine Jewelry gift card worth at least $25. Several pouches will contain color coded gemstones that may be redeemed for a $50 Northeastern Fine Jewelry gift card.

One pouch will contain a clear gemstone to signify the winner of the diamond.

Donations for this year’s Toys for Tots toy drive will also be accepted at the Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase on Sunday.

Entrants must be present to win. Multiple entries per person are permitted. Limited to 150 total entries. Contest fee is separate from admission to the Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase.

For more information about Northeastern Fine Jewelry, visit nefj.com with stores in Albany and Schenectady.

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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.

This year’s show will also feature a special Off Road Avenue section, powered by Seymour’s Motorized Sports, featuring the latest snowmobiles and ATVs from top manufacturers, including Ski-Doo, Cam-Am and Suzuki.

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.