Event Snow Travel Expo - 2018

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Free Entry as usual, now ticketed.

SYDNEY
SUNDAY 20 MAY 9AM - 4PM
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE, DARLING HARBOUR, HALL 1
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MELBOURNE
SUNDAY 27 MAY 9AM - 4PM
MELBOURNE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE, SOUTHBANK, HALL 3
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Overview

Meet over 70 resorts from:
Japan, Canada, Europe, Korea, Chile, Kashmir, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Exclusive offers from up to 20+ snow travel specialists!

PLUS:
Rail Jam! Presentations, Gear, Ski Utah Photo Booth, Apre Lounge, Demonstrations, Tesla & Kids Snow Play Area plus Huskies!

WIN The Ultimate Ski / Snowboard Holiday to Jackson Hole, USA flying United Airlines!

WIN A trip of a lifetime to Niseko, Japan, flying ANA!

WIN An Amazing Ski / Snowboard Adventure to Val Thorens, France flying British Airways!

WIN The Ultimate Ski / Snowboard Holiday to Sun Peaks, Canada flying Air Canada!

 
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skichanger

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Is anyone going to this? I got a phone call on Friday and apparently I will be there. So would love to see anyone else that is going. Drop around and see me I will be with Harro.
 
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So we got there, with a banner and a big pic of Madarao on the wall. I even managed to get some business cards and brochures sorted in time. With life interfering it all became a bit manic. Had a couple of people drop in, @hipo and @SnowBunny97 ,. If any one else dropped by and I missed talking to you, sorry! There were times when it was a bit hectic or I just talked to much! Who me? Never!

Next year - we will probably be there again but much better organised. And taking on board what we learnt from this year. Whilst I can do a really good demonstration of where we are with my arm a map would actually be much better! LOL

And never realised till today just how big the head of a St Bernards is. Huge, but calm, tolerant dogs.
 

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@skichanger Good photo of the Madarao lodge with chair lift 20 meters away and a run down to the load outside the front door:thumbs:
Couple or more years since I'v been into a ski show - What a change. Roughly about 40% taken up by the Japanese resorts eager to tell their story but not push - typical Japanese reserve. Even had one delightful young lass draw up pictures of the cartons of milk and drinking yoghurt :) (drinking yoghurt on weetbix or in coffee is just so off:()
Small stands for some of the Oz resorts but suprizeingly I didn't see Perisher or Vail Company displaying their wares
Plenty of glossy brochures and booklets to browse through with a coffee and dream or plan;)
 

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Nice to meet you @skichanger! Enjoyed the show and just waiting to receive the prize holidsys!
Good luck! Was nice to have a couple of supportive friendly peeps drop in. There was someone who follows us on instagram as well. Hope I was not to abrupt in my slightly (well probably very actually) manic state.

My kids tell me I talked to lots and lots and lots of people. I do remember a few conversations but there must be lots that are just a blur.

Of to Melbourne next weekend as well now. Since I am inot constant improvement we must be better organised and will have more idea about what people want to know.

And even though I was exhausted I actually enjoyed being at show.
 
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I went into the Sydney show as I was in the area, I like skiing, and for nostalgic reasons.

Wandered around checking out stalls, chatted to the Swiss guy about the huge redevelopment in Andermatt, saw the St.Bernards, wondered why they'd placed the Epic Pass stand right next to the Ikon Pass stand,(good/bad?) etc etc

I've done a ton of ski travelling and remember when we'd go to ski shows to get ski maps, area advice, see resorts I hadn't heard of. All of that is better on the net. Ask Vail stall "is Vail good and should I ski it?" there's only one answer.

I'm a ridiculously keen skier and enjoy the vicarious glow of snow buzz and chatter. But I don't get what these shows provide, versus the ridiculous amount of info on the net. I presume someone is making good money from them.

Genuine question - who goes to these and what do they want?
Is it mainly beginners and those new to o/s skiing? (There were a lot of ski travel co's there).
Is it people already decided on (say) Furano and want ask questions?
Is it tyre-kickers collecting brochures (in 2018?) pretending to check out resorts for their ski trip in 2022?
 

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I went into the Sydney show as I was in the area, I like skiing, and for nostalgic reasons.

Wandered around checking out stalls, chatted to the Swiss guy about the huge redevelopment in Andermatt, saw the St.Bernards, wondered why they'd placed the Epic Pass stand right next to the Ikon Pass stand,(good/bad?) etc etc

I've done a ton of ski travelling and remember when we'd go to ski shows to get ski maps, area advice, see resorts I hadn't heard of. All of that is better on the net. Ask Vail stall "is Vail good and should I ski it?" there's only one answer.

I'm a ridiculously keen skier and enjoy the vicarious glow of snow buzz and chatter. But I don't get what these shows provide, versus the ridiculous amount of info on the net. I presume someone is making good money from them.

Genuine question - who goes to these and what do they want?
Is it mainly beginners and those new to o/s skiing? (There were a lot of ski travel co's there).
Is it people already decided on (say) Furano and want ask questions?
Is it tyre-kickers collecting brochures (in 2018?) pretending to check out resorts for their ski trip in 2022?
Oh you should have said hello. We were next to the St Bernards.

I actually found it quite interesting. So many people looked a little lost and overwhelmed. When I asked them what did they need to know I got various responses. But generally they needed to know it would be easy and ok to go to Japan. They seemed to need to meet a real person who would help them or provide them with lots of information to help them have a great holiday. I did lots of telling people it is all a bit overwhelming here but go home, work out what you need to know and then phone or email me. Will be interesting to see what comes from that.

From my point of view, I have all this stuff in my head but I cannot talk to everyone at the show. I need about 10 clones of me. Now be nice and don't all comment on how horrid, dangerous etc that would be LOL
 

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Took the family to the Melbourne expo last year, my first show since the grand shows of my childhood memories.

Lots of overseas resort stands so I suppose Snow Travel Expo is a suitable name, would love to see more manufacturer stands for that touchy/feel experience. However unexpectedly managed to fit out Half-Backscratchers with a pair Roxa Freebirds with ID liners for $250. Left the expo with smile.
 

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I used to do the circuit of Ski Shows back in the 80's , and they were mix of hardware , fashion , destinations (local& international , but not Japan), various individual hotels , and mixed in with demonstrations . The first skiing carpet was done by the ski school from Guthega IIRC . I went back when they were re branded Snow Travel Expo , and they were a bit underwhelming.
 

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I went into the Sydney show as I was in the area, I like skiing, and for nostalgic reasons.

Wandered around checking out stalls, chatted to the Swiss guy about the huge redevelopment in Andermatt, saw the St.Bernards, wondered why they'd placed the Epic Pass stand right next to the Ikon Pass stand,(good/bad?) etc etc

I've done a ton of ski travelling and remember when we'd go to ski shows to get ski maps, area advice, see resorts I hadn't heard of. All of that is better on the net. Ask Vail stall "is Vail good and should I ski it?" there's only one answer.

I'm a ridiculously keen skier and enjoy the vicarious glow of snow buzz and chatter. But I don't get what these shows provide, versus the ridiculous amount of info on the net. I presume someone is making good money from them.

Genuine question - who goes to these and what do they want?
Is it mainly beginners and those new to o/s skiing? (There were a lot of ski travel co's there).
Is it people already decided on (say) Furano and want ask questions?
Is it tyre-kickers collecting brochures (in 2018?) pretending to check out resorts for their ski trip in 2022?
I didn’t end up going, but my genuine reason was to visit a friend who was out from Japan for the show, and to get my name into the draw for one of the international prize trips they were promoting. Just couldn’t get there in the end. It’s been a few years since I last went, but i enjoyed collecting stickers and maps (for dreaming purposes), and my daughter loved the huskies.
 

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I took the kids along for something to do and they had a great time raiding all the stalls for stickers pens and other swag. Highlight was when my youngest who's a little wary of dogs proudly and loudly proclaimed that the main issue with the St Bernards was that they'd do 'massive big poos'. A point that all present had to agree on.
 

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I took the kids along for something to do and they had a great time raiding all the stalls for stickers pens and other swag. Highlight was when my youngest who's a little wary of dogs proudly and loudly proclaimed that the main issue with the St Bernards was that they'd do 'massive big poos'. A point that all present had to agree on.
:crap:ROFLROFL We were next to them all day. They were truly amazing. So big, huge heads, but so calm and gentle. And so tolerant!!
 
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