If you’re the kind of skier and snowboarder that’s always planning their next trip to the snow, you need to get to the upcoming 2024 Snow Travel Expo.

This free event features snow travel experts from over 70 resorts across the globe – including Japan, Canada, North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and China – alongside experts from airlines, snow travel specialists, heli ski operations and more.

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

Here’s your three-step-guide to planning your next ski holiday with your trip to the Snow Travel Expo.

1. Register for your FREE ticket

First up, get clicking and register for your free ticket to the expo. Do it ahead of the day so you can stroll right on in when you get there – because it’s all very exciting when you’re there and you won’t want to delay your entry.

Melbournites, the show is coming your way from 9am to 4pm on Sunday May 19, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in Southbank. Just look for Door 10 once you get there.

For Sydneysiders, your turn is on Sunday May 26. And you’ll be heading to the ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour, Hall 7.

2. Get exploring

The Snow Travel Expo. Photo: Supplied

As soon as you enter, you can choose your own adventure. Follow the flags and the signs to talk to representatives from the ski resorts on your bucket list. Or stop by the snow travel specialists to suss out the best deals available on expo day and gather inspiration from there.

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 – you may get even more ideas over a cheeky drink or two. Or head to the Colorado Mile High Ski Bar & Photo Booth for a souvenir pic and another tipple.

We hear there are even Saint Bernard dogs hanging out for another photo opportunity, oh and to tempt you to go to Switzerland…

3. Listen to the presentations

Can’t quite decide what destination is top of the list? The experts may be able to convince you one way or the other. There’s a full line-up of experts sharing presentations each day from 9am through to 4pm, giving their personal insights into their destinations and adventures; from the best powder patches in Utah 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.

4. Bonus step – Keep your fingers crossed to win a snow trip

All that planning may just be taken out of your hands anyway… because every expo entry automatically puts you in the draw 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.

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

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