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Ski and snowboard fans stock up for winter

Several hundred Edmontonians spent their extra hour of daylight savingsyesterday by shopping at the Edmonton Ski and Snowboard Show.

Several hundred Edmontonians spent their extra hour of daylight savings yesterday by shopping at the Edmonton Ski and Snowboard Show.

Housed at the Northlands Agricom, the two-day trade show drew outdoor enthusiasts to admire the wares of equipment suppliers and winter resorts.

“(For) anyone who love ski and snowboarding, it's just a great place to come down and share your experiences, your stories,” said Augusta Reinich, the assistant producer of the show.

“Buying gear for the season, whether it's new, whether it is used and really getting hyped for the upcoming ski season.”

Many shoppers were attracted by the economical deals offered by the vendors, some well below market prices.

“Everything is cheap, and they all compete with each other, so they just make it cheaper and cheaper,” said snowboarder Connie Connelly.

Intent on finding good deals, attendees flooded the concourse, while many tried on the latest outdoor fashions.

Commenting on the trend of brightly coloured ski jackets, skier Darren Townsend said, “We are going back to retro. We will definitely be laughing on the hills this year.”

With vendors from all over Western Canada, shoppers were presented with a vast selection of equipment, both new and used. Many shoppers were attracted by the economical deals offered by the vendors, some well below market prices.

“Everything is cheap, and they all compete with each other, so they just make it cheaper and cheaper,”said snowboarder Connie Connelly.

 
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