Backcountry to get spotlight at SIA Snow Show

Backcountry skiing and snowboarding will be featured at this winter's SIA Snow Show.

Safety & gear to be emphasized at the Backcountry Experience booth

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY —Backcountry skiing will take a turn at center stage during the 2012 Snow Show in Denver with a Backcountry Experience exhibit aimed at educating retailers on the latest in backcountry-specific products and safety practices, including daily beacon-search contests during the show.

“It’s incredibly exciting to see the amount of growth that freeriding, backcountry and splitboarding are experiencing,” said Jeremy Jomes. “Every season more and more riders are eager to push the traditional limits and explore deeper into the backcountry. The Backcountry Experience exhibit at the 2012 Snow Show will put the category front and center for the entire marketplace to see,” Jones said.

The Backcountry Experience will focus on the latest in hardgoods, accessories and “Must Knows” in safety practices before heading out into the backcountry.

Whether splitboarding, alpine touring, telemark skiing or hiking up a boot pack; once you go beyond the ski areas boundaries, you’re on your own. In the backcountry, the right equipment and knowledge are not important but essential and for retailers, outfitting their customers with the right gear and safety knowledge is key to becoming the local expert.

Backcountry experts Dean Cummings, Mike Hattrup and Jeremy Jones to share their insights on proper route finding, gear trends, beacon basics, avalanche warning signs and more.

Product Categories:

  • Splitboards- boards, boots, bindings
  • Freeride/Backcountry- skis, boots, bindings
  • Backcountry Touring & Mountaineering- skis, boards, boots, bindings
  • Accessories- beacons, skins, crampons, probes, shovels, avalanche bags, packs, etc.

Daily Events (Detailed schedule available at:

10A-4P Beacon Searches with Tailgate Alaska & Tailgate BC Crew
12:30P Lunchtime Expert Clinics
5P Happy Hour – live music, films, refreshments
6P Beacon Search Winners Announced
9A-6P Register for Uphill/Downhill Challenge at On-Snow Demo

For 24/7 updates on all things 2012 Snow Show, be sure to visit the SIA Social Dashboard to stay connected through the SIA Facebook page, SIA’s Latest and on Twitter.


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