SIA Snow Show and Demo Day 2016

July 15 2016

When purchasing new snow gear, research is the most important factor and if possible a ‘try before you buy’ approach can assist you in making the best decision for your riding. SIA or Snowsports Industries of Australia has adapted the model from the SIA trade shows in America which bring the biggest and most innovative retailers and exhibitors to the mountain.

I have been lucky enough to attend one of the SIA trade shows in Copper Mountain, Colorado a couple of years back where Nike brought innovation to a new level with a serious goggle range (RIP Nike Snowboarding) and met Haldor Helgason who had the wild graphics of Lobster Snowboards on full display. Although in America it is generally for retailers to suss the best and newest gear to sell in their stores, in Australia, the general public can also demo some gear. What better way to figure out if you prefer the Nitro Board you’ve been eyeing off for a while to the interesting and rad shapes of the new Arbor Snowboards range.

This year Nitro are bringing the good times with some of its best gear yet up for demo and I would highly recommend going to check out their range. So whether its Mount Hotham, Mount Buller or Perisher, be sure to use this as a valid excuse for a cheeky snow trip.











The trade show is coming to the mountains on the following dates:


Mount Hotham:                Friday 15th July and Saturday 16th July

Mount Buller:                    Sunday 17th July and Monday 18th July (It’s meant to be sunny this Sunday so if you’re not on our bus trip you’re doing it wrong!)

Perisher:                              Saturday 23rd July and Sunday 24th July



Yours truly,

That same girl from Oz Extreme, yeah I haven’t gone anywhere.


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