Mid-Atlantic Ski Shows
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Colonel
October 28, 2001
Member since 01/12/2003
15 posts
Is there going to be a "ski show" in the Washington area this year? The last few years the show has been held at Ballston Commons Shopping Center.
Any show in Baltimore or Baltimore?
Thanks for any additional info.
Colonel
Scott - DCSki Editor
October 29, 2001
Member since 10/10/1999
1,096 posts
Yes, the D.C. National Ski Expo is scheduled for Nov. 9-11 at a new location: the Capital Expo Center. I will be publishing an article about this soon, or, for more information, go to http://www.nationalskiexpo.com/.

- Scott

JimK - DCSki Columnist
October 29, 2001
Member since 01/14/2004
2,646 posts
I was wondering what happened to the Ballston Ski show. Thought maybe security concerns caused cancellation? I often attend that one and they usually hold it on a weekend in early Nov.
Scott - DCSki Editor
October 29, 2001
Member since 10/10/1999
1,096 posts
I just posted an article describing the National Ski and Snowboard Expo:

http://www.dcski.com/news/2001/10_29_2001/skishow.php

Thanks for the reminder.

- Scott

lbotta - DCSki Supporter
October 30, 2001
Member since 10/18/1999
1,526 posts
I think it's a shame that besides charging $5.00 for entrance, they have moved the expo to "West Jesus" or what some may consider the end of the world, as far away from Metro as possible. For the urban crowd with no transport, little chance of them showing up. It's incongruent that at a time where we should be encouraging the conservation of natural resources, the expo makes it necessary to waste zillions of gallons of gas. A bit fuelish.
Jim
October 30, 2001
Member since 11/22/1999
317 posts
I agree with Lou. Having the Expo so far from metro only serves to foster the image that skiing and boarding are for an elite group of people that drive their cars to everything. Charging admission is also a crock. This is, afterall, the ski industries chance to promote SALES!! The purpose of the shows, displays, and exhibits are all to get people to spend spend spend on equipment, lift tickets, trips, etc. Requiring folks to pay $5.00 just to be subject to sales pitches is right up there with commercials at movie theatres. Because of the distant location and admission fee, there will be one less dedicated DCSki reader going.
Rich
November 1, 2001
Member since 11/30/2000
194 posts
Got to agree. This is like paying to get on a used car lot or paying for an all-commercial cable station. Shouldn't it be the vendors/advertisers that bankroll the exhibit?

Two words - too far!

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