Jan 27, 2016
Industry + Intelligence
Denver, CO
Jan. 28-31, 2016
SIA Snow Show & Sourcing Snow
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO
Feb. 1-2, 2016
On-Snow Demo/Ski-Ride Fest
Copper Mountain Resort, CO

SIA Staff Picks

“Don’t know where to eat or drink in the Denver area? Get an inside peek at SIA’s staff favorites!”

Mary Cecile:

  • Smash Burger- “The Colorado burger, Smash fries and a glass of pinot = $12 + super delicious!”
  • Denver Diner- “Good energy late night, stacked grilled cheese and tomato – perfectly crisp and golden – best I’ve had for sure!”
  • Linger- “Take a walk on the dark side to a Highlands mortuary with an eclectic palate offering delicious dishes from around the world, tasty wine, a Light Brite bar upstairs along with a rooftop serving up the best drinks and views in Denver.”

Ed:

  • Elways- “Fantastic service and food. Great place to get away from the craziness of the show.”
  • Larkburger- "Try the Tuna Burger you won’t regret it!  Great place for a quick lunch or casual meeting spot."
  • Hapa Sushi- “One of my all-time favorite sushi spots. Start with the Monkey Brains for an appetizer.”

Suzanne:

  • North- “Order the zucca chips- they are so good- so addictive!”
  • Stout Street Social- “Great Food, great Service - overall great experience – steps from the convention center.”
  • Sam’s No. 3- “Great spot for breakfast- all day.”

David:


Henry:

  • Dehli Darbar- “Indian restaurant right next to the convention center- the dishes I tried were SUPER hot!”

Maggie:

  • Cholon Bistro- “Must try the soup dumplings! Great for going with a group and sharing a bunch of small plates.”
  • Root Down (Highlands) - “Just a short cab ride from downtown. Great locally sourced food in a festive atmosphere. Menu changes seasonally.”
  • Euclid Hall- “Awesome happy hour specials and beer list. Favorite dishes include- short rib kielbasa, spatzle, and hot and spicy pickles.”

Debbie:

  • Earls- “Excellent pork green chili, perfect for lunch- easily located on the 16th Street Mall
  • Sam’s No. 3- “Inexpensive, fast breakfast- healthy to the total unhealthy- walking distance to and from the convention center.”
  • Elways- “Great short ribs and sushi- plus all your typical steak house options!”

Jessica:

  • Snooze (Union Station) - “Don’t let the line out the door detour you, Snooze’s pancakes are worth the wait.”
  • Lucile's (Cherry Creek) - “A Colorado must for breakfast, Lucile’s Eggs Pontchartrain offers the perfect mix of Mountains and Creole served alongside their famous buttermilk biscuits.”
  • Ignite Burgers & Bar (Ballpark) - “Go for the daily happy hour from 3 – 6p, then stick around for their Green Chili Chicken Mac & Cheese and cravable burgers.”

Linda:

  • Willie G’s- “Four star service and food- best coffee in Denver.”
  • Marlowe’s- “Great fresh fish but you must try the lobster mashed potatoes- worth the walk!”
  • Peaks Lounge- “Best after dinner drink is the House Special, 27th floor martini with a great view of the city.”

Sherry:

  • Willie G’s- “The best cup of coffee I had wasn’t at a coffee house- it was after a great dinner at Willie G’s.”
  • Sam’s No. 3- “Anywhere I can get grits west of the Mississippi River is tops in my book.”

Pat:

  • Stout Street Social- "New to Denver this year “Stout Street Social” is my new favorite place to have dinner, food and service = excellence. Steps to the convention center."
  • Willie G’s- "Food was excellent- bit pricey."

Dave W:

  • Larkburger- “The Ahi Tuna burger is perfect and you don’t feel like you’ve just eaten a horse.  Their fries are damn good too!”
  • Altitude Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Denver- “At $14.95 for lunch it’s a sweet deal with all kinds of choices and it’s fast…go back for a 2nd or 3rd plate you’d like.”

Lindsey:

  • Steuben’s- “I love the environment! Great old school “diner feel” with a new upscale twist. Late night Happy Hour is 10pm-Close.”
  • Pour House Pub- “Great rooftop bar (even in the winter!) If you’re a Boston Sport’s fan like me, you’ll feel right at home.”
  • Pizza Republica- “Just steps from the Colorado Convention Center! Amazing authentic Neapolitan pizza and happy hour sangria is only $6!”

Chris:

  • Elways- “With no exaggeration, I can say it’s the best burger I’ve ever had. Everything else there is great too.”

Dave B:

  • Stout Street Social – “New Restaurant/Pub across from the Convention Center.  Great food and friendly atmosphere.  Love the Smoked Prime Rib Sandwich!”
  • Jason’s Deli- “Delicious stew, soups sandwiches and baked goods. Just wish they were open later.”

Tom:


Bryan:

  • Ocean Prime- “Excellent service, extensive wine list and the freshest seafood in the city.”
  • The Celtic Tavern (LoDo) – “Wonderful Irish atmosphere. Great selection of hard to find Irish and Scottish beers.”

“The Show was awesome! Tons of traffic and excitement, which we were really excited about. We’ll be back every year moving forward. We’ve gotten new business from being here, and as a launch year, it’s been absolutely great.”
Tracy Bordwell, Creative and Technical Design, Fate Clothing

"As a snow-sports journalist, I find the SIA Snow Show to be an invaluable resource. There's nowhere else I can survey all of the latest gear and get face time with interesting suppliers, retailers, athletes, and other industry movers all in one place."
Sam Bass, editor-in-chief, Skiing Magazine

“You have everyone in one place, so you can see everything you need and get an idea of where trends are going. It’s a good overview of what’s going on in the industry. Last year we picked up a couple new lines that I wouldn’t have necessarily picked up had I not gone to SIA. The Show gets you psyched.”
Jim Slanetz, Owner, Board Bin, ID

“From our standpoint, our line has gotten larger each year, and the exposure at the Show is huge. There are so many people here and this Show seems to grow every year, it’s really beneficial for our sales reps to be here.”
Carrie Crogan, Trade Show Coordinator, Under Armour

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