Bernie Weichsel's BEWI Productions has been running the region's premier snow expo for so long he has it down to a fine art.
This year's event is sponsored by Subaru of New England, and will be held Nov. 19-22 at the Bayside Expo Center, Exit 15 off the Southeast Expressway. Show hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 19 and 20; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday Nov. 21, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Nov. 22.
This year's theme is a salute to U.S. Ski Teams leading into the Vancouver Olympics in February.
The show includes a marketplace where Ski Market stores roll out deals on skis, snowboards, clothing and gear. Dozens of ski resorts from across snow country will be on hand with show-only offers on ski passes, season passes, and vacation packages, plus a preview what's new at ski resorts around the country and around the world for the 2009-10 ski season. The show also offers live acts, interactive exhibits, and ongoing giveaways.
Olympic moguls gold medalist Donna Weinbrecht will be on hand to offer an Olympic Preview and Ski Team Salute.
Fuzz Feddersen will put on a display of aerial ski and snowboard acrobatics.
World Championship downhill medalist Doug Lewis will run the Elite Team Fitness Challenge, where people can test their fitness against the Olympians.
The Stowe Kids Snopark & Learning Center offers small fry a chance to start learning about skiing and snowboarding.