If you’re looking for a deal on new or used equipment, this weekend offers two opportunities to score a good deal.

Santa Rosa Ski and Sport is holding their annual sale at the Veteran’s Building in Santa Rosa. Bargain shoppers are known to line up before dawn to be the first in the door and score a free lift ticket and get first dibs on new and used equipment at rock-bottom prices. Parents can avoid the long rental lines at the slopes this season by purchasing used ski and board packages for the kids. Employees are on hand to help get the correct fit.

San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival is a great place to get in the mood for the upcoming season. Over 100 resort and manufacturer  representatives show off the latest equipment and resort features. The equipment sale offers more that one million in inventory on the latest gear. Wine tasting is available on Saturday, and micro-brews will be on hand Sunday.

Santa Rosa Ski & Sport annual ski swap and sale
Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 8am – 4 pm
Sunday, Nov. 4th, 10am – 2pm
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, Santa Rosa
Admission: $4. per person, 16 and older
This is a nice local event that always offers a good selection of new and used equipment and clothing at prices up to 75% off.  The first 500 paid customers on Saturday receive a free Sun-Fri non-holiday lift Ticket to Sugar Bowl. (Line starts at 6 am.)
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San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival
Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 11 am – 8 pm (wine tasting 1-5 p.m.)
Sunday, Nov. 4th, 11 am – 6 pm (beer tasting 12-5 p.m.)
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
General admission is $20 and includes 2 free lift tickets (China Peak and Dodge Ridge)
VIP admission (21 or older) is $40 and includes 2 free lift tickets (China Peak and Dodge Ridge)
plus wine tasting on Saturday or beer tasting on Sunday.
The annual Snowfest features a $1 million dollar winter gear sale at up to 70% off, Tahoe job fair, exhibitors from ski resorts, ski and snowboard manufacturers, hotels and travel info. For information and tickets click here