PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES JAN 17 AND HOTEL BLOCKS CLOSE DEC 28
Hotel Blocks close December 28, and a few downtown Denver hotels have already sold out. Book now to make sure you get the hotel and location you want!
On-snow hotels need to be booked separately; book your reservations at Winter Park or Devil’s Thumb Ranch today.
Pre-registration for the Show closes January 17 – register now and cross it off your list! **Buyers: to receive your badges in the mail, you must register by December 21! All buyers who register after Dec 21 can pick up badges on site.
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THE GUIDE FOR THE 2013 SIA SNOW SHOW DROPS THIS WEEK
Snowboard Specific Show Preview Helps Attendees Plan For and Navigate the Show
The Guide, powered by TransWorld Business, starts showing up in your inbox and mailbox this week. Check out SIA and TransWorld’s Show preview specifically for the snowboarding community to find Show information, new trends, up-to-date research and feature articles to help you get the most out of your time at the Show and On-Snow Demo. The digital version can be found at http://issuu.com/siasnowsports/docs/theguide. Additional hard copies of The Guide will be onsite at the Show on Day 1. Download the 2013 The Guide on your iPad here.
TIME TO GET YOUR GET YOUR SHMOOZ ON:
ShmoozaPalooza Brings Industry Employers and Professionals Together for a Once-in-a-Year Networking Opportunity
The ShmoozaPalooza is back again at SIA! Malakye.com and SIA are anticipating another great Shmooz at the show! Quickly becoming the premiere hiring event of the year, The Shmooz brings together the Snow industry’s leading employers and professionals for a day of in-person interviews and networking. Free for both exhibitors and attendees, the event takes place on Fri, Feb 1 from 11am – 4pm in the Colorado Convention Center. For more information on the Shmooz, click here or email Chad@malakye.com to get involved.
SHOW SEMINAR SCHEDULE IS RELEASED
Mark Your Calendar and Plan To Take Advantage Of Our Most Extensive Educational Offerings Ever
When it comes to educational seminars, clinics and expert advice, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to up your business savvy at the Show. Beginning Wednesday, January 30th, the day before the Show officially opens, Kelly Davis, SIA’s Director of Research, presents the Snow Sports Market Category Seminars. The Market Category Seminars provide important market insight before heading into the Show including an analysis of snow sports retail and how it’s evolving along with consumer behavior.
“The Market Category seminars are the one time each season that we present the research for each specific category in a single place on the same day. This is the most comprehensive review of sales, participation, and other factors affecting the snow sports market,” says SIA’s Kelly Davis. Category specific content is presented throughout the day starting with Alpine at 9am, Snowboard -10am, Apparel -11am, Accessories –1pm, and Backcountry – 2pm. (Nordic category presentation is at the Nordic Demo, Sun. Feb 3, 6pm at Devil’s Thumb Ranch).
Typically a standing-room-only seminar, Stylesight’s Fall/Winter 2013 Color & Megatrends also preps attendees for the Show on Wednesday at 5pm and Thursday at noon.
New education sessions are offered in the Rental World/Backshop area, focusing on the rental markets in ski/snowboard and increasing participation including the TransWorld Business presentation of You Always Remember Your First Time. But Was It Any Good? The Rewards & Returns of Rigging Riders with the Right Rental Gear on Fri, Feb 1, 11am. SAM Magazine’s annual Rental Roundtable is Fri, Feb 1 at 1pm. In addition, the session line up for Backcountry Experience has just been posted with safety-education and Q & As with backcountry industry leaders.
A run-down of the 2013 Snow Show seminar topics with detailed descriptions and presenters can be found at: SIAsnowshow.com/seminars. The SIA Snow Show Daily also includes seminar listings and the Show’s Smartphone App will be available to download at SIAsnowshow.com/showapp by December 20.
OPEN THE SNOW SHOW WITH A NIGHT OF STYLE, MUSIC, COCKTAILS & SOCIAL
Snow Fashion & Trends Show, New Date – Wednesday, January 30, Doors Open 6:30P
SIA Snow Fashion + Trends Show, A Look Forward from SnowSports Industries America on Vimeo.
Let the premiere collections of winter style open the Snow Show with a night of fashion, party, music and social. Billed as the headline event for the SIA Snow Show, the Snow Fashion & Trends Show, showcases over 27 brands – some industry style icons, others new to snow – with video trends, produced by Stylesight, rolling throughout giving you the inside view of what to see on the Show Floor the next day. Take in cocktails, a live dj and social with the industry. Save the Date!
LOADS OF EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO AT THE SHOW – START MARKING YOUR CALENDAR NOW!
So many events, so little time – so grab a pen and start planning. A full listing of events will be live on the Interactive Show Guide, to be posted in January. The event listing is updated continuously - check in often so you don’t miss a thing.
Once again, the Show kicks off with the Never Summer SOS Ice Hockey Shootout on Wed., Jan 30, from 8:45P - 10:15P at Foothills Ice Arena in Lakewood, CO. Free transportation is available. It’s your chance to finally see some hockey, so come cheer on 32 hardcore players from the industry as well as a few NHL alumni who will square off to benefit SOS Outreach. Spectators are encouraged to attend, especially if they like great cold beer and good “beer league” hockey.
Another event highlight is the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) Thought Leaders Keynote & Awards Presentation, on Sat, Feb 2, from 7A – 9A. Burton President Donna Carpenter gives an inside view of how she has shaped the industry through her women’s initiatives, dedication, and passion and how Burton is establishing a new norm for workplace culture.
The 2013 Snow Fashion & Trends Show takes place at the SIA Lodge Stage Wed, Jan 30, where we’ll preview the 2013/2014 collections and celebrate why we’re all in Denver. Plans for the 2013 Snow Fashion & Trends Show feature a live DJ and eye catching multi-media video projections as a back drop for the beautifully styled models. Cocktails, sounds and social make this a premiere evening in the snow sports industry to preview the winter collections for 2013/14.
Other great events include the return of Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks, a once-yearly chance to experience a winter concert at Red Rocks. Featuring Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, tickets are on sale now, and the show is Fri, Dec 1 at 7:30P.
The 14th Annual TransWorld Riders’ Poll Awards takes place on Fri, Feb 1, at the Fillmore Auditorium, where the best riders of the year, chosen by the riders themselves, will be honored. The Skiing Business Industry Awards, which recognize some of the ski industry's best leaders from around the country, will be presented Thursday, Jan 31. Catch a Denver Nuggets game on Wed, Jan 30 or Fri, Feb1, and enjoy discounted SIA Snow Show ticket rates. Close out the show at the 8A Sunday morning Pancake Breakfast, where SIA Board members flip flapjacks and serve up a great time.
Don’t forget, a full listing of events will be live on the Interactive Show Guide starting in January.
ON-SNOW DEMO BRINGS BUYERS, MEDIA AND INDUSTRY FRIENDS TO THE MOUNTAINS TO TEST GEAR AND GET ON SNOW
After being inside the Denver Convention Center for four straight days, we’re all itching to get out on the snow. What better way to round out the Show than to get outside, get on the gear we’ve all been checking out, and enjoy some great events at The On-Snow Demo. The brand list has been posted at SIAsnowshow/on-snow-demo. The 2013 On-Snow Demo/Ski-Ride Fest at Winter Park Resort is Mon, Feb 4, 9A - 4P and Tues, Feb 5, 9A - 4P. The 2013 Nordic Demo at Devil’s Thumb Ranch is one day only, Mon, Feb 4, 9A - 4P.
SIA On-Snow Demo. Made by the Industry for the Industry. from SnowSports Industries America on Vimeo.
The $10 On-Snow Demo Registration Includes 2 Days at Winter Park & 1 Day at Devil’s Thumb Ranch with:
- Lift Tickets (WP) & Trail Access (DTR)
- Breakfasts & Lunches
- Après Ski/Ride Happy Hour (Monday)
- Transportation To & From Denver
- Ski/Snowboard Rental
- 2-Mile High Fest (Monday – Free Beer & Eats)
The Ski/Ride Fest at Winter Park includes the return of Office Booyz (&Girls), on Mon, Feb 4 – a “non-contest” where you just hit one obstacle in Winter Park’s Re-Railer Terrain Park, (costumes appreciated), and you could be a winner! Other events include the Uphill/Downhill Challenge, a hardcore skin-up, shred-down race to benefit the US Ski Mountaineering Team, and the Apres Beers and Awards start at 4P on Monday. The On-Snow Demo closes up with the 2-Mile High Fest at the Sunspot Lodge. It’s a free party at 5:30P, now with gondola access only, and music by the Willbillys, led by SIA Board Member Bill Treacy of Giro.
“We have a lot of fun on the showroom floor, but when we’ve got a new board, boot or binding technology, the on-snow demos are where the real excitement is.” -Clark Gundlach, SVP & General Manager, Quiksilver Wintersports
The Nordic Demo at Devil’s Thumb Ranch , Monday Feb 4, also promises a great line-up of educational opportunities and fun events. The Nordic Market Opening Presentation is an overview and open discussion of trends, threats and opportunities in the marketplace, led by Kelly Davis, SIA Director of Research.
“We’ve been kicking off the Nordic demo at Devil’s Thumb Ranch with this Nordic Market overview for 4 years now,” SIA’s Kelly Davis says. “Of all the presentations I give every year at the Snow Show, this one is my favorite because it always includes excellent questions from the audience and spirited discussion of trends. Nobody can help learning something useful during this session.”
After a great day on the trails to further network with retailers, reps and manufacturers, the Nordic Demo winds up with the Nordic Après Ski Reception with live entertainment, light fare and libations.
“Any shop that is serious about giving their customers the best gear for their needs must attend the SIA Nordic on-snow demo.” - Mick Dodds, the Ski Hut, Duluth, MN
JOSH JOHNSON OF WAITE PARK, MN AND BRANDON BUNNEWITH OF HOLYOKE, MA WIN BRO’D TO SIA CONTEST
Thanks to TransWorld Business and Skiing Business, in partnership with SIA, shop employees Josh Johnson and Brandon Bunnewith have been Bro’d to the Show.
Johnson, an employee at Youth Shelter Supply in Waite Park, MN for three years, said his ambition is to be involved in the industry as an artist and designer. “I have never been to SIA, so to have an all-expenses paid trip is a dream come true….my goal in the snow industry is to one day be working for a snowboard company designing board graphics. I think by going to SIA, it will hopefully give me a chance to meet people that will be able to guide me in the right direction.”
Bunnewith, a 21-year-old who has worked at Competitive Edge Ski and Bike in Holyoke, MA for three years, has ski industry career goals of working in sales or marketing. “I have dreams of owning my own brand management/sales firm, consulting firm for shops, mountains and travel, or an event management firm,” he said in his contest submission. “I would love the opportunity to travel to SIA in order to get my foot in the door of the ski industry and make new connections inside the industry.”
Look for Josh and Brandon at the Show and shake their hands to welcome them into the Industry!
SIA/SHOW SMARTPHONE APP KEEPS YOU IN THE KNOW - AT THE SHOW AND BEYOND
It’s new this year, and it’s your key to a mountain of information you need at the Show, and year-round. The SIA/Show Smartphone App is loaded with useful features including: an interactive Show Floor Plan, full Seminar list, On-Snow Demo information and updates, Social Media feeds, SIA Research Reports, Industry News, Industry Planning Calendar and much more! To find out more, go to SIAsnowshow.com/showapp.
*To access the Snow Show App, click on the “Snow Show” tab at the bottom of the SIA App, next to the “Home” tab.
THIRD ANNUAL RECLAIM DESIGN PROJECT IS UNDERWAY
Creativity and Resourcefulness Reign in Competition for Coveted 686 Internship
Back at the SIA Snow Show for a third year, the world famous RECLAIM Design Project presented by 686, SIA and Malakye gives three talented designers an opportunity to be awarded the grand prize of a coveted internship at 686. In the middle of the action at the 2013 SIA Snow Show, the three chosen designers will produce an original garment created from existing 686 “reclaimed” materials and trims - actual leftovers from their cutting room floor. Show attendees can look on as the designers have three days to create unique designs in an effort to win the grand prize.
The search for the three lucky designers is on – entry submissions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 30, 2012. Click here to read more.
SHOW CHECK IN: SHOP TALK WITH SHANNON CAREY, SMITH OPTICS REP FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
SIA: What's your favorite thing about the SIA Snow Show?
SC: Having the entire industry gathered in one place to celebrate the year and unveil new products for the following year.
SIA: Do you have a favorite event during the Show?
SC: Smith Optics always has a party for our retailers and it’s always a fun time.
SIA: What's your favorite after-show-hours activity to do in Denver?
SC: It is always fun to see most of your friends at the lobby bar at the Hyatt right after the show ends! I have also been fortunate to catch a Colorado Avalanche game each year as well - this year maybe the NBA.
SIA: The holidays are such a busy time in our industry - do you get a chance to celebrate with family and friends, and can you get out on the snow at all, or is there too much work?
SC: I am able to celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas with family and I am definitely working right up until that point. Most of my time on snow is reserved for after the holidays, however if the snow is good and plentiful I try to get out and enjoy it for at least a few hours!
SIA: Which is your home mountain or favorite mountain in your area and why?
SC: Squaw Valley is my home mountain because it's where all my friends are. It has the most exciting and best terrain accessed off my favorite lift, KT22.
SIA: Last but not least - please fill in the blank: "When I'm out on the mountain for the day, I can't live without. . ."
SC: Of course, my quiver of lenses for my Smith I/O Goggles!
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