The inaugural San Francisco Ski and Snowboard Festival will be held on November 1-2, 2008 at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion, celebrating mountain culture and the winter sports lifestyle. Celebrate with two days of wine tasting, beer tasting, and interactive booths featuring your favorite brands and resorts and a huge pre-season winter gear and clothing sale. There is a free lift ticket with admission. I'm planning to attend the Wine Expo on Nov. 1. More information about both days is here.