Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The 2009 Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show Offers Mountains of Exhilarating Entertainment

Toronto’s biggest ski and snowboard super show

TORONTO – October 2009 – The temperature might be dropping but excitement levels are rising as the 2009 Toronto Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show prepares to take over the Better Living Centre at Exhibition Place. The exhibitors are busy getting ready to showcase the latest fashions, equipment and vacations for eager snow enthusiasts. With this year’s lineup of thrilling entertainment, the show offers the perfect remedy to avoiding those pesky winter blahs.

Gravity Defying Altitude Show

The headliner of this years’ entertainment is Altitude, a performance that certainly lives up to its name. Featuring the gravity defying Sky Riders, mile high ramps, and endless quarter pipes, onlookers are certain to be blown away by this extreme show. Spectators will also get a glimpse of the coolest winter fashions as the altitude acrodancers heat up the Better Living Centre with their awesome acrobatic dance moves.

Be sure to leave some time to catch the Sky Riders in their full glory on:

Thursday, October 15. 6pm, 8pm

Friday, October 16. 3pm, 6pm, 8pm

Saturday, October 17. Noon, 3pm, 6pm 8pm

Sunday, October 18. 12:30pm, 2pm, 4pm

Cool Carvings

Some winter skills extend beyond the slopes. New at this year’s show is the award winning ice sculptor Laurent Godon. Viewers will be amazed as they watch Godon transform blocks of ice into majestic winter wonderlands carvings. As the Guinness Book of World Records holder for the fastest ice sculptor, Godon will be sure to impress audiences with his swift and precise art.

Catch this creative phenomenon on:

Thursday, October 15. 7pm, 8:30pm

Friday, October 16. 6:30pm, 8:30pm

Saturday, October 17. 1pm, 3 :30pm

Thrills and Spills

Snowboarding through an avalanche might seem like a bad idea to you, but tackling moguls, turn pipes and rigid slopes are just everyday challenges for the pros. Get a glimpse at some of the most outrageous snow maneuvers at The Free Ride Film Fest. This theatre, presented by Tourism Ontario and Ryeka Sport Extreme Videos, will let visitors watch the latest international ski and snowboard films on the big screen. These movies by industry giants like Burton, Billabong and Warren Miller will show off the professionals as they try and conquer mother natures’ elements.

What: The 2009 Toronto Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show


Thursday, October 15. 3pm – 10pm

Friday, October 16. noon – 10pm

Saturday, October 17. 10am – 9pm

Sunday, October 18. 10am – 6pm

Where: Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place


Adults: $16.00; Juniors: $11.00 (Ages 6 to 15); Seniors: $11.00 (Age 60+)

Children (under six years): Free when accompanied by an adult

Family Pass: $40.00 (two adults & two juniors)

The Toronto Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show features the latest in equipment, fashion, resorts and travel advice. Visitors can check out the newest equipment from retailers representing Head, Burton, Rossignol, Atomic, Flow, Columbia, Phenix, Avalanche, Sims, K2, Salomon, Dalbello, Nordica, Carrera, Spy, Oakley and Kombi. More than 100 resorts from around the world are represented at the show, offering vacations of a lifetime to skiers and snowboarders.

Complete show information is available at: at and

For more information and to receive show updates contact:

Danna Barak

PUNCH Canada

T: 416-360-6522 x240



The Toronto Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show is produced by the Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows (CNSS), a non-profit corporation that has provided ski related grants to organizations including the Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance; the National Recreation Skier Development Fund and Canada Ski West safety brochures. Major contributions have also been made to the Ontario Snow Resorts Association (OSRA) and the Canadian Ski Patrol System (CSPS).

About CNSS:

Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows (CNSS) is a non-profit corporation and the largest producer of boat, fishing, sportsmen’s, ski, outdoor and motorcycle shows in Canada. Through its family of shows, the corporation raises funds to ensure that generations of young Canadians can benefit from Canada’s outdoors. Since the first show held in 1948, more than $30,000,000 has been committed to these causes.


  1. travel to the mountain is as much fun there is a place far from the city, calm and healthy, just for me!


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