The new expo will take place at the Boston Hynes Convention Center
Snowbound Expo will bring together thousands of skiers, snowboarders and families from around New England to see over 120 brands and an incredible line up of inspirational speakers. Previously known as the Boston Ski & Snowboard Expo and rebranded under new event organizer Raccoon Media Group in partnership with the SIA, Snowbound Expo will take place, November 18-20, 2022 at the Boston Hynes Convention Center.
This family-friendly expo is a chance for snow sport enthusiasts of all abilities and backgrounds to meet up and kick off the season in style with stacks of inspiration and new products on show. Brands showcasing the latest in gear, apparel and technology include; 4FRNT, 686, Alterra, Anon, Auclair, Big SNOW American Dream, Blizzard, Burton, Chic Chac, Clix Therapy, Darn Tough, Deuter, Eaglercrest, Fera, Fischer, Head/Tyrolia, Helly Hansen, Hestra Gloves, Ikon Pass, Inferno USA, Kulkea, Majestic Heli Ski, Meier Skis, Ortovox, Outdoor Tech, Parlor Skis, Peak Skis, PHOOZY, Phunkshun Wear, Renoun, Rollerblade, Nordica, Scarpa, Seirus Innovation, Tecnica, Terracea, Teton Gravity Research, The Venture Syndicate, Ushood, Veltrisport and many more. Retailer Sun & Ski Sports will showcase and sell product from Rossignol, K2, Salomon,Volkl and other popular brands.
Visitors can talk to Resort Reps including Valle Nevado, Sugarbush Resort, Saddleback Maine, Ragged Mountain Resort, Pico Mountain, Loon Mountain Resort, Killington Resort, Jay Peak Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and Burke Mountain. The full list can be found at this link. www.snowboundexpo.com/exhibitors
The expo has significant demand from both brands and consumers keen to return to the biggest snow sports meet up in the East. With a week to go, over 22,000 have already been booked for the event and the level of anticipation and excitement continues to grow as the brands and resorts are releasing information about what they will offer at their booths. The web page of Event Highlights showcases individual prize giveaways, competitions and discounts including $4K from Peak Skis, $2100 from Parlor Custom Skis & Boards, Sun & Ski Sports will also be offering a coupon to spend after the show in 3 of their East Coast locations (Boston & North Conway, New Hampshire). The offer will be $20 off Sun & Ski Sports purchases of $100 or more.
New product ranges will be seen at the Burton booth with the Step On range and highlights from the Burton Softgoods / Outerwear styles & collection. Anon will be highlighting the new Anon x Shantell Martin collection & campaign whilst Burgeon Outdoor will be highlighting the Tuckerman Hardshell, the debut ski jacket made in Gorham, New Hampshire. Nordic-Step are bringing the new and innovative adjustable shoe harness for cross-country skiing and World Pro Ski Tour are releasing their 2023 season schedule on Nov 18th at the show. HEAD/Tyrolia’s 22/23 Collection will be available to try on and 4FRNT are introducing their all-new 4FRNT MSP 91.
Stephen Morgan, Managing Director of Snowbound Expo, “Our mission is to deliver events which make sports more accessible for all communities no matter age, ability, sexual orientation, or race. We deliver these in a sustainable manner and to support retail as we deliver the latest products from well-known brands direct to consumers who love the mountains. We work to offer discounted tickets for visitors across the New England in all communities to ensure they can afford the day trip to this huge celebration of snow sports. The team have worked hard for a year now bringing this show to life again with new improvements and since it hasn’t taken place since 2019, we’re certain the demand is there for an epic event! Our speaker line-up includes some of the most prolific and inspirational skiers and snowboarders in the USA and we hope this will inspire more people to try a new snow sport or skill. We can’t wait to bring the Winter & Outdoor snow sports community together again and it’s coming around fast so don’t wait until the entrance of the show to get your ticket – there is still 25% off of these online! “
With the all-star line-up of speakers and schedule announced, visitors will hear stories from Olympians, adventurers, and world record breakers always throughout the weekend. Bode Miller, world renown Olympic American, World Championship gold medallist, and two-time overall World Cup champion will join an impressive line-up of famous faces set to share their career stories, adventures and skills. He is joined in the line-up by North Face rock climber & American mountaineer Conrad Anker, pioneer of extreme skiing, Dan Egan, athlete, and storyteller Dani Reyes Acosta, plus Disability Access Strategist and athlete, Vasu Sojitra. Five-time Olympic snowboarding legend Kelly Clark will share stories from her career on the Saturday as well as Dave Downing who will give a low-down on the latest snowboard gear to get excited about!
Included in the standard ticket, visitors will be able to attend the full program of content on The Seirus Inspiration Stage & The Snow Skills Cabin sponsored by Boston.com where they can listen to motivational expert speakers and grab selfies and autographs after each session.
When asked about joining the show line up, Miller said: “I’m really looking forward to hanging out with the Boston ski show crowd again. No matter where you ski in the U.S., New England skiers stand out. I couldn’t have succeeded without the ski culture they established. It’s a homecoming for me.”
Other interactive features, and free for visitors, include an Indoor Slope to hone skills and technique, Giant Street Curling from Lake Placid University Games plus a Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Experience for visitors to learn where to go in New England. Wachusett Mountain School are bringing their Learn to Ski deck where beginners can learn the basics of skiing. Apres Ski is not forgotten, as the Ikon Pass Alpine Mountain Bar offers a chance for visitors to meet friends for a drink before the season starts. Event sponsor Fat Tire will bring a Beer Garden are to life offering another location to kick back and enjoy the atmosphere at the expo.
Tickets are priced with a limited 25% off when using the code LASTCHANCE – usually $30 for a weekend pass (including Friday, Saturday & Sunday) and available for $15 for a limited time only. Children under the age of 16 go free – www.snowboundexpo.com
If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the show, please contact Stuart Dacre – [email protected]
For all media enquiries contact Senior Marketing Manager, Chloe Hyland [email protected]
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About Raccoon Media Group:
Raccoon Media Group is a dynamic, high-growth events business focused on health and wellbeing markets. Our events are well-timed, community-driven, tightly focused and passion-led. They bring buyers and sellers together to see cutting edge innovations in a fun and exciting way.
We set up Raccoon because we wanted to create exhibitions that offer something new and different in underserved markets that we understand and that we love. We believe that great events are about Community, Fun, Innovation and Excitement. Over the last 14 years we’ve run hundreds of exhibitions and conferences in key locations all over the world.