Canada’s biggest ski and snowboard show happening now in Mississauga

Published October 28, 2023 at 7:28 pm

Snow season is right around the corner, and those planning to hit the slopes this winter can get ready by visiting the Toronto Ski & Snowboard Show coming to Mississauga.

From Oct. 27 to 29, Hall 5 of The International Centre (located at 6900 Airport Rd) will be open to thousands of winter sports enthusiasts looking to socialize and find the best deals on winter activities and gear. Visitors can get $4 off admission with code INSAUGA23.

The event will also feature interactive entertainment, meet and greets with renowned Olympic athletes, and Canada’s biggest ski and snowboard swap: over 2,000 brand new non-current and pre-owned skis, boards, boots and accessories up for grabs.

This is the 49th edition of the show, which is organized by the Canadian Ski Council to share their passion for recreational snowboarding, alpine and cross-country skiing.

“Skiing and snowboarding have seen a remarkable 19 million domestic visits across Canada, and the frequency of these visits is steadily increasing in popularity, igniting our commitment to bringing the Toronto Ski & Snowboard Show back year after year,” said Paul Pinchbeck, CEO of the Canadian Ski Council.

Here’s what to expect at the show, which will be introducing some brand new events this year:

Olympic athlete meet and greet (new)

Attendees will get the opportunity to meet renowned Canadian Olympic athletes and get insights into their experiences in the world of winter sports. Horseshoe Resort is bringing Olympic gold medallist in ski slopestyle, Dara Howell, Canadian freeskier and two-time Olympian Evan McEachran, as well as Junior World Champion Charlie Beatty to the show, signing autographs and meeting with guests throughout the weekend.

Keynote speaker: Legendary skier Dan Egan (new)

Hear from legendary skier Dan Egan, a pioneer of extreme sports who has ventured into some of the most remote regions of the world. Egan’s remarkable career includes appearances in thirteen Warren Miller ski films, recognition as one of the most influential skiers, and induction into the US Skiing & Snowboarding Hall of Fame.

The biggest ski and snowboard swap in Canada 

The Canadian Ski Patrol will once again host their largest ski and snowboard swap at the 2023 show. Held annually in conjunction with the Toronto Ski and Snowboard Show, the swap will feature over 2,000 brand new and pre-owned, gently used skis, boards, boots, and accessories available for purchase. Every purchase made at the Swap supports Canadian Ski Patrol training programs and volunteer first aid services at resorts across the country.

Exclusive movie screening (new)

Attendees can catch the exclusive showing of “The Land of Giants,” a film showcasing the extraordinary feats of the world’s top skiers as they conquer unimaginable challenges. This film celebrates the wonders of the natural world and the unwavering human spirit, promising to leave viewers filled with awe, inspiration, and humility.

Luxury RV vacation giveaway

Guests can enter for a chance to win a 5-night RV vacation with CanaDream, where they can explore Canada at their own pace in a luxury motorhome with their loved ones. Three gift certificates are up for grabs – $1,500, $750 and $500 – and the lucky winners can choose from six vehicle categories, accommodating up to seven people.

Additionally, the show will offer insights into the current must-have gear, accessories, and even some of the best resorts for skiing and snowboarding – valuable info for those planning to take a trip and hit the slopes this winter.

With almost 50 decades of experience, the Toronto Ski & Snowboard Show has established itself as one of the biggest premier events for lovers of skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities.

Save the date, the show happens from Oct. 27 to 29 at Hall 5 of The International Centre.

For more information and updates, visit the Canadian Ski Council’s website, Facebook and Instagram pages.

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