Colorado 09-10 Demo Days

05 Nov, 2009


It’s the beginning of demos here in Colorado which means that your favorite companies will be available to try out on snow and see what you think about the gear.  This is where I spend a lot of my time for reviews so if you happen to attend a demo, look for me cause chances are that I will be there as well.

Currently for this upcoming weekend, I’ll be riding Loveland on Saturday for the Lib Tech Rider Appreciation and Demo Day, Lib and GNU boards available and if you are early to the tent you get a coupon for a $25 lift ticket.  On Sunday I’ll be riding Copper and Capita/Union will be there for both days this weekend to demo out equipment.  Let the review season begin!

I’ll be updating this list as I see the demo dates get announced from companies.  Right now there’s a smaller percentage than normal who know their dates but this will give you a good idea on what dates might have more brands present.

Always check with the mountain or company prior to the demo to make sure it will happen.  These days are usually tentative so changes might occur.

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

This list goes by mountains first:

Aspen Highlands

December 18th:  Never Summer

Aspen Snowmass

December 11th & 12th:  Burton

Breckenridge

November 28th & 29th:  Burton

Copper

November 7th & 8th:  Capita/Union

November 21st & 22nd:  Never Summer

December 6th:  Burton

Durango

December 20th:  Never Summer

Echo Mountain

December 30th:  Never Summer

Keystone

December 5th:  Burton

December 5th & 6th:  Never Summer

January 1-3:  Burton & Forum Super Demo

Loveland

November 7th:  Mervin (Lib Tech & GNU) – Get a $25 lift ticket when you go to the demo tent first.

November 14 & 15th:  Never Summer

November 18th & 19th:  Industry Demo, variety of companies

November 21st & 22nd:  Ski & Golf Demo Day $45 gets you lift ticket, lunch coupon, unlimited demos.

December 16th:  Capita/Union

December 30th:  Capita/Union

Ski Sunlight

December 19th:  Never Summer

Snowmass

December 20th:  Never Summer

Telluride

December 19th:  Burton, Never Summer

Winter Park

December 5th:  Winter Park Demo Fest so variety of companies including Capita/Union will be present.

Brighton, UT

December 12th & 13th:  Never Summer

Taos, NM

January 2nd & 3rd:  Never Summer

Lets get out and shred!

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18 Comments

  1. Robbie
    November 05, 2009

    CAPiTA BDI!!
    (mine is in customs, bastards are torturing me until they let it out!)

    🙂

  2. Robbie
    November 05, 2009

    talk about timing…just got the call that my new BDI is out of customs!

    YAY!!

    should have it in a few days…Cervinia in January, here I come!

  3. Pam
    November 05, 2009

    Ooo I hope there are some demos going on when I’m out in Colorado this year! That would be fantastic…especially since I’m in the market for a park board.

  4. November 05, 2009

    looks like i’ll be doing the never summer one at Copper instead of loveland! And YES!!!!! MERVIN DAY!!!!!! Isn’t word on the street if you bring your own mervin, you get like a $5 lift ticket or some crazy shit like that?!?!

    PS- copper opens tomorrow! come ride! 😀

  5. November 05, 2009

    Sweet Robbie that’s awesome you got it! BD is definitely on the list!

    Pam, what are your dates again?

    Lauren, Dan said the tickets are $20 and you gotta be there early to get them. He didn’t say you had to have a mervin board.

  6. November 05, 2009

    yeah, that’s what the word on street was… haha. damn! thanks for the confirmation!

  7. izck
    November 05, 2009

    ive never been to a demo day but im excited i get to go to one for my coming trip to CO this thanks giving weekend! (Burton @Breck on the 28th/29th)
    What is demo days like usually? like hows the process or requirements?

  8. Jay
    November 05, 2009

    Tell Dan to suck it. How dare they have a Mervin Day without me.

  9. November 05, 2009

    Izck, Sweet you’ll be out in CO during the demo weekend! A while ago I did a brief write up on demos and you might find it useful. Pretty much you show up with a drivers license/credit card, fill out maybe an info sheet and pick out which board you want to ride. Some companies let you borrow it for a couple runs or maybe all day. It’s always nice to return it when they ask because when you are the last board out, it’s not fun for them to wait around for you. Just ride it and try it out.

    Jay, I know I’m bummed too for you!

  10. Mac
    November 05, 2009

    How old do you have to be to demo Gear?

  11. Brek Leines
    November 05, 2009

    18 unless your parents sign a waiver.

    Thats usually the case Mac

  12. November 06, 2009

    Yep 18 or older and if you are under 18 need your parents there for their credit card, license and signing the waiver.

  13. Jake
    November 08, 2009

    Lucky for people who live in the CO area, hardly any demos come up to northern idaho 😛

  14. Matt
    November 26, 2009

    Where did you find the info on Copper’s Burton Demo day (12/6/09)? I don’t see it on either the Burton or Copper site.

  15. November 27, 2009

    Matt,

    Burton uses facebook to get dates out and I also verified with their rep about them.

  16. Scott
    December 08, 2009

    I have been out at Copper since opening day. So far I have hit up the Capita demo, Neversummer demo, Forum Demo, and I also get free demos from Copper Mountain rentals department (where I work). I took out all rockered/reversed camber boards, Capita Horroscope FK 152, Ride Machete 155, Neversumer Evo 151 and 153, and the Forum Youngblood 152. All were fun to ride on, super flexible and great pop jumps, and less catchy when I buttered downhill. I found the Forum Youngblood my favorite to ride for its edge control in my hard carving and s-turning style, it gripped the slope so tightly, super fun for slope surfing instead of straight line downhill.

    What other Demo days are coming my way this season? S.