SIA 2010 On-Snow Demo: Day 1
02 Feb, 2010
Normally there’s a bit of a gap between SIA and the on-snow but this year they held the on-snow for Colorado in conjunction with the show so it was directly following the 4 days of busyness. I made my way up on Sunday with Joey to Winter Park where we would be staying slopeside in a condo with some of the Never Summer crew.
Sunday night I was finally able to rest up and get a good night’s sleep before the on-snow began. Conditions for the day were overcast with flat light and really hardpacked groomers with some icy spots.
Brandbase’s Trent Bush getting his carve on
Erik from YES Snowboard and myself on the chairlift
Laura Hadar was on hand and showing off how to eat a hot dog for the camera crew
I ended up riding a couple boards and here’s the list: Capita Black Snowboard of Death with Union Flite bindings, K2 Fastplant with K2 Auto Agogo bindings, Salomon Pop Star with Celest bindings (?), YES’s great men of history board with Union flite bindings, Stepchild Everything Sucks with Ride Bandita bindings. For softgoods, I tried out Dragon goggles for the day and loved them, so Pashley let me take them home with lenses.
I missed out on Dragon at SIA but snapped some shots of the upcoming line during the demos
Dan Scherman and Mike Olson from Lib Tech going old school
Chris Englesman from Snowboarder Magazine and myself catching up on the events
I was able to make a couple laps with the Salomon/Bonfire staff including Brad Steward, it was definitely fun to get out and ride with people who love snowboarding. Brad also rips!
Despite the tiredness and sickness coming in, I had a great day on the slopes and was able to check out a couple boards that will be reviewed soon.
Monday night there were a couple parties around Winter Park by Capita, Technine and Anon. We tried to make it into the Capita party but arrived too late, so ended up at Anon’s party where I was able to run into two of my 2009 Industry Profile Interviews, Gabe L’ Heureux and Jered Garrison