Use promo code ‘snowpals’ to get 1/2 off discount on Powder Pass and VIP Beer Tasting Admission Tickets to SnowBomb’s NorCal 2019 Ski and Board Festival. A VIP ticket costs $20 using ‘ snowpals ‘ promo code which is 1/2 off $40 ..


Looking for a family fun filled weekend activity perfect for kids and adults?

Let the kids play in the game booths to win Tahoe lift tickets, season pass + prizes/swag and watch pro BMX bike & skateboard show while adults enjoy craft beer tastings, listen to music and shop for up to 75% off last season’s ski, snowboard, boots, snow-sports gear and winter clothing.

Two festival locations to choose from:


→ November 9-10, 2019 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds located at

344 Tully Rd San Jose, CA 95111, CA (map, get directions below)

 Festival Show Hours:

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-6pm
Sunday, November 3rd, 11am-5pm

Beer Tasting for VIP Ticket Holders Sat & Sun: Noon-4pm.
All 21+ VIP ticket holders are welcome to beer tasting experience with several local and popular micro-breweries from Noon to 4pm Saturday and Sunday at the festival.

Buy 1/2 off tickets at Eventbrite; once on Eventbrite page, click on ‘TICKETS’ then click on ‘Enter the Promotional Code’ link. Enter discount code: ‘ snowpals ’ then click apply to receive the 1/2 off ticket discount.

View a photo slideshow of SF Ski & Board Festival from last weekend.

→ November 1-3, 2019 in San Francisco @ Pier 35 at

1454 Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94133 (map, directions below)

Buy 1/2 off tickets at Eventbrite; to get 1/2 off tickets; once on Eventbrite page, click on ‘TICKETS’ then click on the ‘Enter the Promotional Code’ link; enter discount code: ‘ snowpals ‘ then click apply to receive the discount.

Enter to win a Snowbomb VIP Festival Ticket Giveaway

Here’s how to enter:

(1) Copy and paste to your Twitter post this:

SAN FRANCISCO ski & board festival this weekend; enjoy beer tastings, pro BMX shows, chat w/ ski resorts, buy ski/board gear; 1/2 off tickets @

In your post, tag us using our hashtag: #snowpalsdotorg on Twitter.

(2) Be sure to specify using our hashtag #snowpalsdotorg which Snowbomb festival location and date you’d like to be entered into for our VIP ticket giveaway.

(3) Giveaway winners will be announced on Twitter between 12pm-1 pm Saturday Nov 2, 2019.

One VIP ticket will be given away to each of the above festival location. The winners will have 2 hours to claim his/her VIP ticket prize.

with family and friends to invite them for a fun weekend activity that’ll get you stoked for the ski, ride season 😉


VIP event tickets include:

1) 3 hours of craft beer tastings

2) Lift ticket to Homewood – ($79 value)

3) Lift ticket to Bear Valley – ($79 value)

4) Lift ticket to China Peak – ($83 value)

5) BOGO (Buy One Get One) Squaw Alpine lift ticket – ($119 value)

6) Free Basic Ski/Board Rental ($35 value) or
Free Edge and Wax
Valid 7 Days a week, 11/1/19 – 4/10/20,
Non-HolidayRainbow Mountain Sports
South Lake Tahoe Only

Total value: $395 not including beer tasting + fun weekend activity for the entire family or group of friends = priceless

* For free lift tickets valid dates & blackout dates: scroll down page to read


Order your Free General Admission Tickets for free entry tickets to the Santa Clara Festival and SF Festival. Get free entrance to the Festivals, ski and snowboard sale, access to exhibitors and festival entertainment. Note that the FREE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET DOES NOT INCLUDE FREE LIFT TICKETS.


** Powder Pass and VIP Pass (Discounted 1/2 off when ‘ snowpals ‘ promo code is used; discount available online only at Eventbrite, click on the links above for the desired festival location).

** POWDER PASS admission comes with THREE FREE LIFT TICKETS.

POWER PASS includes the following LIFT TICKETS TO:

Homewood Mountain Resort
1 Free All Day Lift Ticket ($79 value)
During the 2019/20 Ski Season
Valid Tues – Thurs, Non-Holiday.

Holiday Dates: 12/21/19 – 1/5/20, 1/18/20 – 1/20/20, 2/15/20 – 2/23/20

Friday through Monday and Holiday Date ticket Available for $78 at Ticket window with this voucher

Bear Valley Resort
1 Free All Day Lift Ticket ($79 value)
During the 2019/20 Ski Season
Valid Monday – Friday, Non-Holiday

Holiday Dates: 12/21/19 – 1/5/20, 1/20/20, 2/17/20 – 2/23/20

Saturday/Sunday and Holiday Date ticket Available for $65 at Ticket window with this voucher

China Peak Mountain Resort
1 Free All Day Lift Ticket ($83 value)
During the 2019/20 Ski Season
Valid Sunday – Friday, Non-Holiday.

Holiday Dates: 12/26/19 – 1/4/20, 1/18/20 – 1/20/20, 2/15/20 – 2/17/20 and

VIP PASS includes 3 FREE LIFT TICKETS as described above and UNLIMITED BEER OR WINE TASTING PLUS a BONUS Free Squaw Valley/Alpine lift ticket($119 value) (buy one get one free(BOGO); Valid Sunday – Friday, non-holiday. Both lift tickets must be used on the same date. 

*VIP admission includes beer unlimited tasting 1 PM – 4PM at both locations. In addition, to the three FREE LIFT TICKETS detailed above, you will also get a BONUS Free Squaw Valley/Alpine lift ticket BOGO (buy one get one free).

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
2-for-1 Weekday Lift Ticket ($119 value)
During the 2019/20 Ski Season
Valid Monday – Friday, Non-Holiday
Holiday Dates: 12/26/19 – 12/31/20, 1/18/20 – 1/19/20, 2/15/20 – 2/16/20

Buy One (1) adult lift ticket at the resort window and receive a second lift ticket for FREE. Complimentary ticket must be used on the same date as the purchased ticket.


Why it's best to ski, ride on weekdays?

(1) Powder days usually happened when we least expect it: on weekdays 🙂

(2) Tahoe resorts on weekdays: practically empty slopes – you have the entire mountain to yourself

(3) Services such as eateries and ski/snowboard lessons are more enjoyable/less rush/less crowded (which means you get a semi-private lesson for the cost of a group lesson since there are less sign-ups on weekdays) and quality of service is much better

(4) No waiting in line to get on the lifts and no waiting in line for lunch or drinks

(5) Resort parking is a breeze; no road traffic on weekdays

Bonus included in POWDER PASS + VIP PASS:

Rainbow Mountain Sports
South Lake Tahoe Only

Free Basic Ski/Board Rental ($35 value) or
Free Edge and Wax
Valid 7 Days a week, 11/1/19 – 4/10/20,

Holiday Dates: 11/21/19 – 11/24/19, 12/25/19 – 1/5/20, 1/17/20 – 1/20/20, 2/14/20 – 2/17/20

Free offer must be used before Friday 4/10/20.


At San Jose and SF Festival locations: enjoy unlimited Beer Tasting Available with VIP Tickets.
Saturdays: Enjoy Some of the Best Beer in the World from California.
Tasting times are from 1pm – 4pm on Saturday + Sunday

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  • SKI/SNOWBOARD SALE, SKI RESORTS REPS, VENDORS: Over $1 Million dollars in snow sporting goods from top brands such as Burton, K2, Atomic, Rossignol and many, many more… UP TO 75% OFF. Over 25 premier ski resorts from all over North America. Leading manufacturers in the ski and snowboard industry. Hoteliers and destination getaways. Featured auto show.
  • ENTERTAINMENT: Bounce House for Kids, Pro Athletes, BMX/Skate Ramp Show & Live Music. Get a chance to win lift tickets, season pass and prizes when you play games at most ski resort booths. Attend to get a chance to buy discount ski season pass to your favorite Tahoe ski resort and chat with resorts’ reps.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Which Snowbomb Ski Festival location is more fun?

Answer: Hands down SF ski festival is typically more fun because: (1) it’s bigger (2) more ski resorts exhibitors (3) more vendors (4) more chances to win prizes and lift tickets and season pass giveaway when you play games at the resorts’ info booth (5) beer tasting.

Mark your calendar, gather family and friends together and make it a fun filled day together.

Question: How do I activate my Snowbomb Festival Free Lift Tickets included in the Powder Pass and VIP admission tickets?

Answer: Important, remember to redeem your 2019 Snowbomb Festival Activation Code to get your free lift tickets before December 1, 2019; enter your festival pack code at

Video of Snowbomb’s first ski and snowboard festival event at Fort Mason in SF:


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