Denver's biggest kick-off to the ski and snowboard season, the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo, arrives at the Colorado Convention Center, Nov. 7-9, 2008. The Expo features entertainment, hundreds of lift ticket giveaways, special deals on ski travel, lift tickets, season passes, and equipment and accessories. 

Among the featured attractions at the Expoare freestyle aerial shows, a rail jam for the snowboard/skateboard crowd, ski and snowboard celebrities, a custom-built indoor ski slope, and Kids Snow-Play area where the youngsters can actually try skiing or snowboarding, and the official Expo emcee, Uncle E.

Exhibitors from mountain resorts from near and far will also be there, as well as tour operators and ski and snowboard equipment manufacturers with the latest info on this year's best gear.

There will be high-flying action in the Honda "Rocky Mountain Snowdown," featuring the DNA Rail Jam, and much more for all ages. Topping it all off is Colorado Ski & Golf's multi-million dollar ski and snowboard sale. 

Ski shows are wonderful opportunities to meet resort personnel face-to-face and learn some tip[s that will make their trip easier and more fun. Nobody knows ski areas better than the people who live in those towns. Put it on your fall calendar every year.