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The recently rechristened Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show (formerly known as the SIA Snow Show, prior to their monumental merger with the Utah-based Outdoor Retailer) took place this past weekend at the Colorado Convention Center in Downtown Denver. As always, the biggest ski, snowboard and outdoor trade show in North America (which was hustling and bustling more so than ever before) was a meeting of the industry’s top minds, where all of next year’s products were on full display for the swarm retailers that descended upon The Mile High City to talk shop and place their orders for the 2018/2019 season.
So since pictures tell a thousand words, Forecast is pleased to present a sneak peek at some of the products that will be hitting shelves this fall. Go ahead and scroll through, and then fire up your wish lists for next winter…
Atomic’s all new Vantage lineup, which were some of the most technologically impressive skis at the show.
The Atomic Bent Chetler Family, which includes a drastically lighter Bent Chetler 120 (left), and a brand new Bent Chetler 100 (middle).
Black Crows continues to make a buzz with their poppy, playful and sturdy skis…
Black Crows Outerwear…
Blizzard’s award-winning Rustler line.
Blizzard’s brand new and hot-to-trot Freebird line. The name says it all.
Blizzard’s iconic Black Pearl line, built for and by women.
Tecnica’s Mach Sport line of boots.
Tecnica’s Cochise and Zero G boot lineups.
Dakine has expanded its outerwear collection with their most exciting offerings yet…
Dakine’s all-encompassing glove lineup.
Dakine’s Diablo Mitts will more than live up to their name on the warmth scale.
And in case you’ve been hiding under a rock since high-speed quads became a thing, Dakine also makes some of the best backpacks in the business…
… whether it’s for the backcountry, or the beach!
Dragon is celebrating its 25th anniversary with some brand new frames.
Dynastar is continuing to bring the heat with their Legend Factory line, inspired and designed by Richard Permin.
Lange… the Lamborghini of ski boots.
Another standout colour scheme is on the horizon for the Look Pivots… the most trusted binding in skiing.
Elan’s revamped RipStick line…
Elan’s female-specific Element line comes equipped with Groove Tech, which reduces weight and improves flex.
Faction’s burly Prime series, designed by Sam Anthamatten.
The take-no-prisoners Dictator series from Faction.
The Candide Thovex series, which for good reason, are Faction’s most famous and best selling skis.
Faction’s Prodigy x Satone series.
The always consistent Fischer…
The expanded Fisher Ranger lineup.
Head’s V Series, for those who like it fast and furious.
Head’s sought-after and award-winning Kore line.
A look at some of Head’s boots, which offer some of the best comfort in skiing…
Tyrolia’s re-tooled Attack Bindings.
KSL Capital Partners (owners of Aspen, Mammoth, Intawest and more) announced the Ikon Pass at the show, which is sure to give Vail’s Epic Pass some serious competition.
K2’s backcountry/touring-focused Wayback and Talkback lines.
K2 continues to produce some of the snazziest looking and highest performing skis on the market with their Pinnacle Series.
K2’s Recon boots, which replace the Spyne.
K2’s Luv boots for the ladies.
Liberty’s new Origin lineup.
Line came to play with some of the best looking skis at the show, beginning with the expanded Eric Pollard Collection.
Line’s All Mountain Freestyle Collection, including the Tom Wallisch Pro, Blend, Chronic and Honey Badger.
Line’s always consistent, playful, fun and pow-loving Sick Day Collection.
For the burlier side of skiing, Line also has you covered with their Supernatural collection.
And for the ladies who are plain and simply looking to shred, their Women’s Series (including the Pandora line and Honey Bee) won’t disappoint.
Nordica’s award-winning Enforcer line.
Nordica’s expanded Soul Rider series.
Nordica knows boots.
O’Neill, makers of some of the best threads in skiing and snowboarding…
Oakley’s Limited Edition Harmony Fade Collection, which their athletes will be sporting at the Olympics, and will be available soon at a shop near you.
Perhaps the most revolutionary product at the show, the Oakley Prizm React… a lens that changes colour to adapt to different conditions with the push of a button. Yeah, you read that right.
Quiksilver dropped some big news at the show by announcing the signing of one of the best skiers to ever click in to boots, Sammy Carlson…
Rossignol’s freestyle line of skis.
The new and improved Rossignol All Track boots.
One of the most exciting, revolutionary and talked about products in years, the Salomon Shift Binding.
Scott continues to prove that they’re the ultimate one-stop shop in skiing with their massive offering of products, beginning with the Scrapper 115.
Scott’s Superguide Series.
Some tech info on Scott’s Electronic Alpride Air Bag System…
Be sure to check out Scott’s expanded line of packs, dropping this fall.
Smith showed off some nostalgic history with their first-ever goggles, developed by their founder, Bob Smith.
Smith’s all-new I/O Mag Goggle.
The Smith Squad XL…
The North Face: the most trusted name in outerwear…
A sneak peek at Volkl’s streamlined lineup of skis…
That’s all from this year’s edition of the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show. Big thanks to all of the brands and retailers for providing us with products that help us have that much more fun while doing what we love most. See you on the slopes!