The 47th annual Times Union Ski & Snowboard Expo will be at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center from Friday Nov. 7 through Sunday Nov. 9.

The expo, presented by Alpin Haus, offers skiers and riders a peak at the 2008 winter sports season, as well as early season deals on a wide array of ski and snowboard equipment, fashion and apparel, and discounts to dozens of mountains and winter vacation destinations throughout the Northeast, Canada, and western United States.

The expo also will include perennial favorites such as the Ultimate Snow Package giveaway, workshops, silent auction, raffles, and hourly door prizes.

Show hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9.

Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 8 to 12.  Children age 7 and under are admitted free with paid adult. 

Partial proceeds from the show will benefit the Double "H" - Hole in the Woods Ranch's Adaptive Ski Program for critically ill children.

The Times Union Ski & Snowboard Expo is the oldest consumer snow and travel show in the Capital Region, and one of the oldest in the United States.