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2018 Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase

The Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase gets Capital Region residents excited for this year's winter season with the newest in ski equipment and fashion, and craft beer samples from state breweries. This year's event is taking place November 2 to 4 at the Albany Capital Center.

Showcase Hours

  • Friday, November 2 - 4:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Saturday, November 3 - 10:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sunday, November 4 - 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Beer Garden Hours

  • Friday, November 2 - 4:00PM - 8:30PM
  • Saturday, November 3 - 12:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Sunday, November 4 - 12:00PM - 3:30PM
  • Sunday, November 4 (Sunday Mimosas) - 10:00AM - 12:00PM

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Event Details

The Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase presented by Alpin Haus is New York's largest and longest-running winter sports show, now in its 57th year. Shop the latest and greatest in equipment, fashion and destinations; win dozens of prizes; and check out the Craft Beer Garden. It is going to be a big year for this event, as dozens of vendors will be on hand with industry-leading equipment and early season discounts.

Some of this year's top vendors include Alpin Haus, The North Face, Under Armour, Patagonia, Karbon, Obermeyer, Roxy, Spyder, UGG, Atomic, Nordica, LINE, Blizzard, Tecnica, Volkl, and many, many more!

The first 500 guests attending the event on Friday will receive two-for-one lift tickets to Vermont's most popular mountains, including: Bolton Valley, Bromley Mountain Resort, Mount Snow, Smugglers' Notch, Stratton Mountain Resort, and Sugarbush. You must be one of the first 500 in line to receive this great deal - purchasing your admission ticket in advance does not guarantee that you're one of the first 500.

The first 500 guests attending the event on Saturday will receive a free lift ticket to participating New York mountains, including: Catamount Ski Area, Gore Mountain, Hunter Mountain, Oak Mountain, West Mountain, Whiteface Mountain, and Windham Mountain. Again, you must be one of the first 500 in line to receive this great deal - purchasing your admission ticket in advance does not guarantee that you're one of the first 500. Bring your voucher to the individual mountain's exhibit booth on Saturday to redeem it for your lift ticket. The mountain will be randomly selected.

The first 500 guests attending the event on Sunday will receive a voucher redeemable for a free lift ticket to a participating mountain in New York, courtesy of I SKI NY. The mountain will be randomly selected.

Admission

Adults $10 online / $12 at the gate, Children 10 & under are free (with a paid adult.)

3-Day Value Pass - $25 for admission to all three days of the show; available for advance purchase online only

Beer & Wine Tastings

This year's participating breweries and cideries include: Awestruck Ciders, Cisco Brewers, Common Roots Brewing Company, Empire Brewing Company, Founders Brewing Company, Goose Island Brewing Company, Mill House Brewing Company, Northway Brewing Company, Paradox Brewery, Peak Brewing, Roscoe Beer Company, and Shmaltz Brewing Company.

Numerous varietals of wine will also be available for tasting during the event.

There is a fee for beverage sampling, and guests must be 21 years of age or older to participate.

Parking

Free parking is available at the Times Union Center parking garage, courtesy of the Albany Auto Show.

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