Ski Dazzle, one of the nation's largest ski shows, opens Thursday through Nov. 9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. A celebrity auction, contests, ski lessons, and ski films will be featured. Hours are Thursday and Friday 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Children under 6 free, 6 through 11 $2.50, others $6 at the door. Discount tickets at $5 available at specialty shops. Call (213) 480-3232 or (714) 740-2000 for information.
Resort Commuter Airlines is now affiliated with Trans World Airlines and has changed its name to Trans World Express. The airline will provide commuter service to Los Angeles International from Southern California cities including Oxnard, Orange County and seasonal service to Palm Springs and Catalina. Operations will be within the TWA area in Terminal 3 at LAX.
The Travel Industry and Disabled Exchange (TIDE), a California based travel-by-disabled informational organization, will hold its quarterly dinner at the Crowne Plaza hotel near LAX on Nov. 13. Registration is at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $18 in advance, $19 at the door. Information on travel for the disabled will be featured. For reservations and information call (818) 343-6339.
The Los Angeles Council, American Youth Hostels, will present "Budget Travel Asia/Australia/New Zealand" on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the L.A. hostel at 1502 Palos Verde Drive North, Harbor City. On Nov. 16 the hostel will hold its final open house from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The hostel will close at year's end. Proposed plans for a new hostel in Angels Gate Park in San Pedro will be unveiled. For information on either event call (213) 831-8846.
Mexicana Airlines has begun daily service to both Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and Manzanillo. The carrier's least expensive round-trip fares are $293 to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and $279 to Manzanillo. One free stopover is allowed.
Cal State Northridge and the Assn. of American Historic Homes Bed and Breakfast will hold a two-session seminar Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. on how to start and manage a B&B. The fee is $45 for both plus $5 for materials. Call the university at (818) 885-2644 for reservations and information.
Photographer Tom Williams will present a slide/narration program, "European Highlights," at the Anaheim Armchair Adventurers club meeting at the Euclid Branch Library, 1340 S. Euclid, Anaheim, on Friday at 7 p.m. For reservations call (714) 551-5465.
The Delta Queen river steamboat will be featured in a slide program presented by My Travel Agent at the Granada Hills Womens Club, 10666 White Oak Ave., Granada Hills, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free in advance at the club or $2 at the door. Call (818) 368-7283 for information.
Ancient Chinese treasures and limited-edition works of art from the People's Republic of China will be on display and sale at the Biltmore Hotel Galleria, Los Angeles, Nov. 10-24. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For information call (213) 797-4800.
Good News Travel is presenting a cruise night on Thursday at the Arcadia House, 306 South 1st Ave., Arcadia. Cruise line representatives, films and refreshments will be featured. Admission is free. For information call (818) 445-5515.