Colorado 08-09 Demo Days

07 Nov, 2008


The demo season is upon us here in Colorado. The majority of reviews of mine happen from these demo dates, so chances are if you are at a Colorado demo you might see me taking out boards as well.
Most of these I grabbed and collected from resort websites and snowboard company websites. I’ll be updating this throughout the season as more CO demo dates get announced.

Props to Burton for creating a facebook page for their demos in Colorado.

I posted a blog before on basics of demo days, check it out here

I suggest you check with the mountain ahead of time to make sure the events will still be going on. Some demos require a pre-registration that morning so please take note of that.

Remember bring your drivers license and a credit card to demo!!!

I’ll go by Mountain to make it easier to check out:

Aspen Highlands

December 13, 2008: Venture Snowboards

Venture Snowboards out of Silverton Colorado visits with this years line up of boards for you to try for free. A valid lift ticker, drivers license, and credit card for deposit are required.

Aspen Snowmass

December 7, 2008: Burton Snowboards

Beaver Creek

December 28, 2008: Burton Snowboards

Copper

November 15 & 16, 2008: Never Summer, Burton, Lib Tech, Capita, Salomon and more.

January 2-4th, 2009: Burton Super Demo

Burton Snowboards is bringing the largest consumer demo in the snowboard world to Copper Mountain on January 2-4, 2009. This weekend will include free demos of Burton boards, boots and bindings along with the chance to check out new products and interactive experiences from the Super Demo Tour Partners: Volvo, Paul Mitchell, anon optics and R.E.D. Everything is free, so come up to Copper and check it out.

Crested Butte

December 13, 2008: Never Summer Snowboards and Lib Tech/GNU

Durango

December 14, 2008: Lib Tech/GNU Snowboards

December 19, 2008: Burton Snowboards

Echo Mtn

December 27th, 2008: Never Summer Snowboards

Keystone

November 22 & 23, 2008: Burton Snowboards

January 23-25: Burton Super Demo

Loveland

November 8 & 9th, 2008: Never Summer Snowboards

Shay Write-up and Photos

To kick off the demo season at Loveland, Never Summer will host its 14th annual demo day. Never Summer is one of the few snowboard companies that produces its boards start to finish in the United States. Each snowboard is carefully handcrafted in Denver, CO to precision tolerances and carries a 3-year warranty. Check out their newest inventory of boards and gear for the 2008-2009 season between 9am and 3pm. Last board out at 2:30pm. There is no additional cost to participate in the demo. A drivers license, credit card, and valid lift ticket are required.

November 12 & 13th, 2008: Never Summer Snowboards

Shay Write-up and Photos 11/12
Shay Write-up and Photos 11/13
November 15th, 2008: Christy Sports Demo Day
Shay Write-up and Photos

Christy Sports visits Loveland with the latest and greatest gear for you to demo before you buy. Pre-register at any Christy’s location. $40 gets you unlimited demos, a full day lift ticket and a $10 meal voucher. If you already have a ticket or season pass, preregister for only $25 for a full day of demos and $10 meal voucher. Walk-ups will be accepted the day of for $30 (lunch not included). Demo hours are 9am till 3pm, last equipment out at 2:30pm. Please contact any Front Range Christy Sports location for further details.
Companies: Never Summer, Rossignol, K2 and more!

December 12th, 2008: Venture Snowboards

Venture Snowboards out of Silverton Colorado visits with this years line up of boards for you to try for free. A valid lift ticker, drivers license, and credit card for deposit are required.

Monarch

December 11, 2008: Venture Snowboards

Venture Snowboards out of Silverton Colorado visits with this years line up of boards for you to try for free. A valid lift ticker, drivers license, and credit card for deposit are required.

December 12, 2008: Never Summer Snowboards

Purgatory

December 17, 2008: Venture Snowboards

Venture Snowboards out of Silverton Colorado visits with this years line up of boards for you to try for free. A valid lift ticker, drivers license, and credit card for deposit are required.

Silverton

January 10, 2009: Venture Snowboards

Venture Snowboards out of Silverton Colorado visits with this years line up of boards for you to try for free. A valid lift ticker, drivers license, and credit card for deposit are required.

Steamboat

December 7, 2008: Never Summer Snowboards, Lib Tech/GNU Snowboards and more…

Telluride

December 16, 2008: Lib Tech/GNU Snowboards

December 17, 2008: Never Summer Snowboards

Vail

December 29, 2008: Burton Snowboards

Winter Park

December 6, 2008: Snowboard Demo Festival

This year’s snowboard Demofest features some of the best manufacturers in the industry giving you a chance to try their new equipment for the 2008-2009 season. A variety of manufacturers will be on hand to introduce you to their new products. This is a FREE demo, participants must be 18 years or older and have a valid drivers license. For more details contact the Guest Information Hot Line at 970.726.1564

Registration is from 8am-1:30pm all participants must register in order to demo equipment. Must provide proof of age

Demos can be taken out in 1 hour increments only. 2:30pm is the cut-of for the last demo.

*REPS SCHEDULED TO ATTEND INCLUDE:

  • Salomon
  • Burton
  • Never Summer
  • Nitro
  • CAPiTA Boards
  • Union Bindings
  • Ride
  • Santa Cruz
  • Lib Tech/Gnu
  • Rossignol
  • More to come, check back soon!

Wolf Creek

December 3, 2008: Venture Snowboards

Venture Snowboards out of Silverton Colorado visits with this years line up of boards for you to try for free. A valid lift ticker, drivers license, and credit card for deposit are required.

Outside of Colorado?

Lib Tech will be in Utah on these dates:

The Canyons – December 13th
Brighton – December 14th


Never Summer Demo Calendar
Ride Snowboards Event Calendar
Venture Snowboards Demo Calendar

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7 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    November 08, 2008

    i thought icelantic only made skis?

  2. Shayboarder
    November 08, 2008

    Correct, I copy and pasted that. They make skis in the Never Summer factory, wonder why they come to the snowboard demo.

  3. razzi
    November 08, 2008

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS!!!!! Definitely marking my calendar!

  4. Shayboarder
    November 10, 2008

    Definitely Razzi, was at the Loveland Never Summer demo this weekend enjoying a couple boards.

  5. Britney
    November 15, 2008

    This is a fantastic list! Thank you for posting, and most of all, for promising to update it. I am definitely bookmarking this page! =)

  6. V1v1en
    October 16, 2009

    Any idea of the demo days for 2009-2010?

  7. November 05, 2009

    V1, here you go for the 09-10 demo days and I’ll be updating it when I get more dates from reps.
    http://www.shayboarder.com/2009/11/colorado-09-10-demo-days.html