2007 Toronto Ski and Snowboard Show

While the temperature remains above zero in Southern Ontario for the time being, like every year, before we know it we will be covered in several feet of snow. But it doesn’t mean that all is lost for outdoor sports. That’s right folks, the ski season is right around the corner.

The Toronto Ski and Snowboard Show is being held this weekend at the Exhibition Place. We ventured there today to scope it out (and for me, to purchase a new snowboarding jacket).

Like previous years, there were a load of exhibitors crammed in the building and thousands of people packed in like pickles. This year there seemed to be even more tourism exhibits setup and fewer shops displaying their sale price 2007 merchandise. However, there were still many shopping options available.

Raffles and draws were being held left and right and at 3pm today, several athletes put on a show. A few skiers and snowboarders took to the stage and showed off some serious flip tricks on a monstrous fake ski jump. They were accompanied by a couple of Canadian National championship trampolinists (is that what they’re called?). Bethany Gee and Philip Barbaro showed off some great trampoline skill, both strapped into so