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Ted Ligety, Olympic Gold Medallist and Alpine Ski Racing Icon set to ignite excitement at Snowbound Expo 2023

Snowbound Expo, the premier winter sports event, is thrilled to announce that Ted Ligety, renowned Olympic gold medallist and World Cup alpine ski racer, will headline the Inspiration Stage at this year’s expo. The expo is set to take place on earlier dates than last year, November 3-5, and in a new location, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Massachusetts.

With his multiple unique successes such as two Olympic Gold medals and five World Championship Gold medals, Ted will share his inspirational anecdotes and advice with winter sport enthusiasts. Ligety, hailed as one of the most extraordinary alpine ski racers of all time, will deliver an adrenaline-fueled session, delivering accounts of his career, his unwavering commitment to the sport and his relentless pursuit of greatness. Ligety will join an incredible three-day speaker programme including Douglas Lewis, Julia Kern and Mary Walsh with many more speakers to be announced.

Ligety proudly holds two Olympic Gold medals and five World Championship Gold medals. At the 2013 World Championships in Schladming, he stood on top of the podium three times, winning Giant Slalom, Super-G and the Combined event. He became the world’s leading giant slalom skier – a status he confirmed by winning gold in the event at Sochi 2014. “Mr Giant Slalom” a name earnt from his success, was first recognised for his skiing skills, particularly for cutting turns, and starred on the USA junior team. He made his World Cup debut at the age of 19, in a giant slalom in November 2003. The first major success of his career came at Turin 2006 when he won Olympic gold in the combined. Since then, Ligety has led an incredibly successful career in Alpine Ski Racing and is celebrated as the first male American ski racer in history to win two Olympic gold medals in his career.

Ligety returned to the slopes for the 2018 Olympic season and claimed the 52nd top-three finishes of his World Cup career. He took third place in the giant in Garmisch-Partenkirchen – the USA men’s Alpine skiing team’s only podium finish of the winter. Ted Ligety is not only successful on skis, but also in his business. He owns the Shred brand, selling helmets, ski goggles, sunglasses and gloves, among other things.

Features for all the family to enjoy across the three-day expo will include, an Ikon Pass Alpine Bar, Cross Country and Snowshoe Experience sponsored by Fisher Sports, Share Winter Trail sponsored by Share Winter foundation, Learn to Ski Powered by Wachusett Mountain Ski School sponsored by Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, the Fat Tire Beer Garden, Balance Boards sponsored by MTL Balance Board, Skate to Ski sponsored by Rollerblade, the Chiro Corner sponsored by Beacon Chiropractic & Performance, Elite Family Fun and Fitness sponsored by Eliteam and the Tri Rugby Experience sponsored by New England Free Jacks. 

Signed up brands include IKON Pass, Alterra, Burton, Deuter, Darn Tough, Fischer, Head/Tyrolia, Helly Hansen and Hestra Gloves. More include J Skis, Kulkea, Meier Skis, Nordica, Oosc Clothing, Ortovox, Parlor Skis & Snowboards, Peak Skis, Phunkshun Wear, Renoun Skis, Rollerblade, Salomon, Scarpa, Stockli, Teton Gravity Research, Vertical Brands and many more listed on the website. Resorts include Burke Mountain,  Jackson Hole, Jay Peak Vermont, Killington, Le Massif de Charlevoix, Loon Mountain Resort, Ragged Mountain Resort, Saddleback Maine, Tenney Mountain, Woodstock Inn & Resort, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, with more announcements imminent. The full list can be seen on the show website www.snowboundexpo.com

Tickets are usually $16 for a day pass and $31 for a weekend pass (including Friday, Saturday & Sunday) but with a special offer, early bird tickets are currently available for $1 with code LAUNCH at checkout – Snowbound Exo Early Bird tickets – SeeTickets

If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the show, please contact Stuart Dacre – [email protected]

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Ted Ligety, Olympic Gold Medallist and Alpine Ski Racing Icon set to ignite excitement at Snowbound Expo 2023

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