Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2013 SIA On Snow Show at Winter Park Resort

Snowsports Industries America (SIA) the largest snowsport industry trade show in North America invaded Denver and Winter Park Resort this past week.  Thursday through Sunday was at the Colorado Convention Center.  Monday and Tuesday was in Winter Park, Colorado.  Everything wrapped up yesterday afternoon.

The WP skibike instructors decided to hold a last minute demo booth during SIA.  Good thing too.  Many people stopped by to check them out throughout the day.   Two insisted they weren't leaving without buying a bike.

Winter Park Ski + Ride School Demo Booth
Biscuit organized everything and led quite a few demo's.  One enthusiastic participant raved on about 'Ted' who led their group.  I was like Ted??????  He pointed to Biscuit and said "He's fantastic!".   Seems Biscuit has yet another alias nametag. LOL

Biscuit in charge of things.  Lenz Sport skibike display
A contingent of staff from Vail stopped by to check things out.  Rumor is they want to start a program over there too.   That's great news.

The free demo's with lessons were a great success.   Quite a few skibike licenses were issued with participants eager to return to rent bikes in the future.  Pegger lessons and rentals all go out of West Portal Rentals.

I ran the booth from about 2- 5 p.m. getting people signed up for Monday and Tuesday.   It was a great opportunity to explain the bikes to more people.   There were absolutely no negative comments this year.  People were either curious or just amped to come try them out.

Down in Denver, I scored a Epic Pass for the ridiculous price of $259.  Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Keystone, and A-Basin are now in my circle of resorts.   I can already bike for free at any other ski resort in Colorado.

I'm going to love the hassle-free option of Arapahoe Basin in the spring.   No more trips to HR to pick up Real Deals.  Just drive to direct to the ski area.

And a wrap-up of the Denver Snow Show.

And the On-Snow Show at Winter Park Resort.  Look close and you may spot me.

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