Always planning your next trip to the snow? You need to put the 2024 Snow Travel Expo on your calendar.

This free event is packed to the rafters with snow travel experts from over 70 resorts across the globe – including Japan, Canada, North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and China – so you can decide on your next adventure by talking to those in the know.

Plus you can source the latest snow gear, get a front-row seat to presentations and enter to win the most incredible prizes.

From where to go and what not to miss, here’s your guide to all the Snow Travel Expo fun.

Where and when

From 9am to 4pm on Sunday May 19, the Snow Travel Expo will be in Melbourne. It’ll then arrive in Sydney one week later on Sunday May 26.

Find the Melbourne show at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in Southbank, and look for Door 10 once you get there. As for Sydney, you’ll be heading to the ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour, Hall 7.

Free entry

Plenty of ski trips to win. Photo: Supplied

In this cost of living crisis, there’s not much that’s free anymore… except for expo entry. You’ll get a fun day out plus you’ll go in the running for a stack of amazing giveaways, including:

  • A trip for two to Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana, flying United Airlines – including seven nights accommodation staying at The Wilson Hotel, Big Sky’s 4.5 star hotel; two lift tickets, ski rentals and airport transfers; and two United Airlines flights to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.
  • A trip for two to British Columbia, Canada, flying Air Canada – including seven nights accommodation at the BC Resort of your choice; two nights accommodation in Vancouver and tickets to a NHL game; two five-day lift passes; airport transfers to the nearest airport; and Air Canada return flights from Australia to the nearest airport to your chosen resort.
  • A trip for two to Niseko, Japan – including seven nights accommodation, six-day ski hire for two, and a six day all-mountain lift pass.
  • Two Ikon Base passes to help you explore the world’s best ski resorts.

Click here to register for the Melbourne Expo, or click here to register for the Sydney Expo.

The fun things to do

Beyond representatives from ski resorts all over the world, there’s also a stack of snow travel specialists offering up the best deals on the day. Plus airlines, heli skiing representatives and retailers selling the best snow gear.

Don’t forget to stop by the Ikon Pass Après Lounge to grab a glass of champagne and understand more about the destinations the pass unlocks. Or the Colorado Mile High Ski Bar & Photo Booth for a cheeky drink and souvenir picture.

You’ll find the Snowsbest team patting the Saint Bernard dogs (and definitely not on the climbing wall).

The presentations

From the time the show opens at 9am, all the way through to close at 4pm, there’s a line-up of experts scheduled in for the day, giving their personal insights into their destinations and adventures; from the best working holidays in Canada to the ultimate places to ski in Japan, and so much more.

Lock in your choices by finding the presentation schedule for Sydney here, and the presentation schedule for Melbourne here.

Get ready for a day of SNOW much fun by registering for your ticket ahead of time. Just click here to find out more for both Sydney and Melbourne. 

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