It won’t be long before Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and the rest of the ski resorts around Lake Tahoe open for the 2014-15 ski season. Just before the resorts start welcoming skiers, toward the end of November, you can get psyched-up for the slopes by attending the 2014 San Jose Ski & Snowboard Festival presented by Snowbomb.com
The 2014 Ski & Snowboard Festival will take place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center at 150 West San Carlos Street in downtown San Jose. Don’t miss out on your chance to shop for the latest ski equipment, score a few lift tickets, and meet some professional skiers and snow-boarders.
What is SnowBomb.com?
SnowBomb.com is a Tahoe City, CA company that helps people ski and snowboard more by offering discounted rates on lift tickets, ski merchandise, and hotel accommodations. In business since 1997, SnowBomb.com partners with a large number of top ski resorts and other vendors to provide special package deals through their popular website. When you become a member, you receive one of several different passes that entitle you to various savings that can include free lift tickets, waxing and tuning your skis, clothing discounts, free stays at a ski resort hotel, and more.
Over the years, SnowBomb.com has served tens-of-thousands of skiers who visit their website or come to one of their many ski and snowboard festivals. Festivals are filled with fun events that for both adults and the younger crowd. This year’s San Jose Ski & Snowboard Festival features a movie premier, a bounce house for the kids, and a BMX/skate ramp show. Some prominent athletes will make appearances, and if you choose, you can participate in a beer and wine tasting event.
On Friday night, November 7, the public is invited to an exclusive sale with savings of up to 75 percent on millions of dollars worth of skis, snowboards, apparel and everything you might want to take to the mountain. Admission is free.
• On Saturday or Sunday, you can buy a General Admission ticket for $10 which gets you in the door and gives you access to all of the entertainment, exhibitions, and vendors.
• For $25, you can buy a Powder Pass which entitles you to everything a General Admission ticket does, but also gets you free lift tickets to several different ski venues.
• For $50, you can buy the VIP Pass which entitles you to everything a Powder Pass does, plus, an additional free Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows lift ticket and four hours (1:00 – 5:00 pm) of beer and wine tasting (wine on Saturday & beer on Sunday). You’ll also walk away with a commemorative glass with your VIP ticket.
From our hotel, the San Jose Convention Center is about 13 miles, or 15 minutes away. For skiers who are staying with us at the Camino Inn and Suites in Mountain View, this is an event you don’t want to miss.