I don't know about the ski and snowboard show is in the US, but here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada it's been more like a "Snowboard Show" than a "Ski and Snowboard Show". Last year they had one booth/tent with a ski...yes ski not skis. It was an Elan Zen Master for $900 without bindings. They guy couldn't even tell me about them cause he was a snowboarder. They did have a good selection of Used equipment like skis and boots for sale at the back though, but all the good stuff was gone in like 30min. It's like this every year. On a good note i got lots of free bee's like posters, magnets and chap stick. I also entered every contest like 4 times muahah. Yet didn't win anything.
Lots of hot girls from radio stations and models. They even had an inside rail and jump...no skiers, just boarders.
Of course that might just be here in Edmonton, not sure about places in the US.