Though ancient Egyptians are commonly known for their ability to tame a wild sphinx while blindfolded, subject-area experts prefer to focus on their clever use of ice cubes in constructing ski hills. Commemorate the creation of snowy peaks with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a one-day general admission to either the San Francisco or Silicon Valley Ski & Snowboard Festival (a $20 value). Choose between the following options:
- One-day general admission to the San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival, which will take place at the Fort Mason Center on Saturday, November 6, and Sunday, November 7
- One-day general admission to the Silicon Valley Ski Fest, which will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Saturday, November 13, and Sunday, November 14
Powder paddlers are invited to the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Ski & Snowboard Festivals to peruse informative displays by sundry snow-themed resorts, pick up high-end winter gear at reduced prices, and chat with other passionate attendees about the majesty of mountains and the appeal of upright sledding. Glide your way through a shiny slalom of goods bearing popular brand nametags such as Burton, The North Face, and Spyder at the WinterSale; discounts for ski-fest shoppers dip as low as 70% off. Once you're confidentially outfitted in toasty garments, head over to the festival's flock of professional ski and snowboard stars who are willing to meet fans, sign autographs, and be fooled into thinking you're sweating because of your new ski suit and not because of star-struckness. The BMX Stunt Team also will make an appearance to dazzle extreme spoke-sports fans with high-flying moves.
In addition to a day of access to all of the Ski & Snowboard Festival's on-site attractions, each general-admission ticket includes three all-day lift tickets to be used at China Peak, Dodge Ridge, and Bear Valley. You'll also receive numerous resort discounts, a free number one combo meal at Wahoo's, and a brand-new paper-cut weapon disguised as a general-admission ticket. For an additional $20 at the door, you can upgrade to a VIP ticket, which includes unlimited beer or wine tasting.