Back in January Epicski met up in Denver to attend the SIA show and a marketing meeting with the Vail Resorts team. The week included meetings with the industry's top brands, skiing with the guys from Folsom Skis, Vail and a stay a the new premier property in Vail Village, Solaris.
Here are a few pics from the trip. In depth reviews to follow...
Downtown Denver is the perfect setting for the industry's biggest gathering of all things snow. Shot Ski!
The EpicSki marketing team checks in to the local watering hole....
Folsom Custom Skis were on hand to hook us up with demo's for the weekend. These guys went out of their way to hook us up, review is coming.
Volkl / Marker
Liberty's 12/13 line is dialed in... Make sure you check it out this season
Brian and Steve from Masterfit totally hooked up the custom footbeds. My knees and back kill me from years of neglecting my flat feet, I usually can only ski half the day before taking a foot break. I skied with the new footbeds in Vail later in the week... no foot break, it was awesome.
Lange was out in force
Icelantic Gypsy! These guys are pioneering the ski graphics!
Klaus Obermeyer!! (He's on the right)
The GoPro Hero2 was on hand to document the whole adventure
Welcome to Solaris... The level of service provided was more than anything we could have asked for. From the moment the reservation was made to the time we checked out our personal concierge took care of everything we needed.
Solaris welcome package
Not bad for a ski bum...
Better check the conditions before we head out... In room Vail cams.
VAIL!! - Not a bad day in the office
Folsom Skis has a serious future in the ski industry... These guys know their stuff and build a totally custom product to your specs and will stand by it.
Done for the day... Solaris was waiting to pick us up.
Apre Ski at Matsuhisa... I can still taste the sushi. Seriously, the best flavors. $250 dinner and would gladly pay twice this much to relive the experience.
Unfortunately we have to head back to the airport.
While we were waiting for the car we got a call that the tire had gone flat... Solaris stayed with us to help change the tire and get us on our way. (No, his hands weren't in his pockets the whole time...)
I would like to thank VAIL, FOLSOM and Solaris for getting this trip set up and are continually providing coverage of the event.