SnowFest heats up weekend Whether you’ve already waxed your board or you’re having a little trouble getting into the winter spirit, the first SnowFest in Calgary is sure to get you in the mood for some mountain magic. WinSport Canada and Canwest Productions are hosting the first Calgary SnowFest at Canada Olympic park from Nov. 4 to 6. “The show is intended to bring a proper start to the ski and snowboard season. It only makes sense to have such a big kick off to the season here in Calgary,” said Kevin Blackburn, SnowFest Director and Managing Partner of Canwest Productions. Blackburn said while they had previously produced the Calgary ski and snowboard show, the SnowFest has taken on a new direction. “It’s a festival, a bigger ski and snowboard swap and there will be many exhibitors. You can educate yourself as to what’s going on and get yourself stocked up for the season!” With Sunshine Village’s opening day just around the corner, the new winter festival is a great way to swap your gear, buy a Sunshine Marmot Card or just get stoked for the upcoming season. Sunshine Village experts will be on hand offering hotel specials, GST savings on your Sunshine Marmot Card, lots of Sunshine swag and of course all the info you could ever want on ski school, stay and ski packages, Delirium Dive tours and much more. What else is in store for visitors? Sneak-a-Peak Friday with an outdoor movie premiere, bonfire, and fashion show; Double Diamond Saturday with huge entertainment including big air demos & extreme sled tricks; Family Day Sunday with a pancake breakfast, contests & games for the kids and athlete appearances; Jib Jam throughout the day with riders from WinSport Canada. With a little something for the whole family, and of course a grand prize of a Sunshine Village family season pass and holiday package, the SnowFest is on target for a great weekend! “We hope to see around 10,000 people over the course of the 3 day show,” said Blackburn. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.