by G. Kunkel
Now a real reason to attend the SnowSports Industries of America Snowshow (SIA) at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. Lenz Sport will have a skibike booth displaying their products for the 2014 show.
SIA is the largest snowsport trade convention in the USA. Retail buyers meet with industry suppliers and place their orders for next season. If one wants to be taken seriously, your company has to attend.
This years convention is being held January 30 - February 2, 2014 at the CCC. The On-Snow show will be held at Copper Mountain this year. Since Copper doesn't allow skibikes, you'll only be able to test skis and snowboards there.
Attendance to both shows is restricted to industry professionals. It is closed to the general public. PSIA, AASI, and Ski Patrol members can attend for a modest fee. If one really wants to attend, hit up your industry contacts for credentials.
An added bonus - one can buy a special SIA Epic Pass from Vail Resorts, Inc. for a very attractive price. The pass is valid after SIA until the end of the season at any ski resort managed by VRI. That includes Colorado, California, Michigan, Utah, etc. It's also good for five days at a number of resorts in Europe.
SIA is a great way to make industry connections or keep in contact. The first SIA I went to I thought I wouldn't know anybody there. I was wrong. I saw a number of people I knew and established new contacts.
Hope to see you at SIA this year. And don't forget to stop by the Lenz Sport Skibikes booth. Find it using the handy dandy SIA app.
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