Win a Ticket to Winter’s Opening Party

Yup, you can win two tickets to winter’s opening party. Just “like” and “share” our post on Facebook and you’ll be eligible for our daily drawing.

Then show up this weekend for a chance to win any of more than a dozen door prizes, including a season’s pass to Stowe Mountain Resort, gift certificates to Alpine Shop an dmore.

It’s all at winter’s opening party and the first VT SKI + RIDE EXPO, brought to you by the Rotary Club of Burlington, VT SKI + RIDE Magazine and benefitting the Flyin’ Ryan Foundation.

WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, Oct 1. 10:00 am-7:00 pm & Sunday, Oct. 2, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Sheraton in Burlington, VT. Get your tickets now at or at your favorite ski shop.

WHAT: This is your chance to. SEE the latest 2017 gear from Vermont brands such as J Skis, Powe.Snowboards, Dodge Boots, Vew-Do and more. SHOP. Outdoor Gear Exchange, Pinnacle Sports and Skirack and others will be there to fully out fit you. LEARN from expert boot fitters, ski tuners and more. ROCK OUT to great local bands at the Long Trail beer & music tent. WATCH climbing wall demonstrations. GET STOKED for winter with top films from Matchstick and Ski the East. WIN prizes such as a season’s pass to Stowe Mountain Resort, a Bash Badge to Smuggler’s Notch, or a gift certificate to Zero Gravity … just to name a few!

It’s all for a good cause: 100 percent of the proceeds go to supporting the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation’s mission to: expose adventurers to Ryan FlyinRyan6blueHawk’s 14 Principles for Living, to inspire adventurers to craft their own set of core principles for living and to act on their core principles as the means through which they shape their attitude and engage in life.

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The Alpine Shop | Balance Designs Inc (Vew-Do & Snurfer) | Bolton Valley Resort | Burlington Subaru | Dodge Ski Boots | Long Trail Brewing & Farrell Distributing | Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation | Green Mountain Training Center | International Avalanche Nest – Egg | IRide | J Skis | Jay Peak Resort | Killington Resort | KneeBinding, Inc. | Marker/Dalbello/Volkl | Middlebury Snow Bowl/Rikert Nordic Center | Outdoor Gear Exchange | Parlor Skis | Petra Cliffs Climbing Center | Pinnacle Ski and Sports | Play It Again Sports | Powe. Snowboards | Renoun Skis |  Rossignol | Silo Skis | Ski and Snowboard Express | Ski The East | SlopeStyle Ski and Ride + Boot Doc | Smuggler’s Notch Resort | Stowe Mountain Resort | Sugarbush Resort | Tecnica/Blizzard | The Skirack Inc. |  University of Vermont Medical Center Sports Medicine | UVM Ski & Snowboard Club | Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports | VT SKI + RIDE Magazine | WhiteRoom Skis |

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (held in the Sheraton Amphitheater)


LONG TRAIL MUSIC TENT SCHEDULE Brought to you by Long Trail Brewing, Advance Music and Freeman, French, Freeman.

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12:00-1:40 Nobby Reed 
1-1:40 pm Mango Jam Nobby Reed 
2-2:40 pm Mango Jam The Dog Catchers
3-3:40 pm Quadra The Dog Catchers 
4-4:40 pm Quadra
5-5:40 pm The Dog Catchers
6-6:40 pm The Dog Catchers 

Lisa Lynn

Editor of VT SKI + RIDE and Vermont Sports.