San Francisco Prepares for Winter at Day 1 of Snowbombs Ski & Snowboard Festival

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 5, 2011 11:28 pm

Nothing could get you more anxious for the snow season than eyeing down a clean new set of freshly waxed skis, edges sharp as knives, or a springy new twin board that is screaming, “ride me!”  What gets you even more pumped? Try a sale of 40% off all skis, boards, and outerwear.  The only other feeding frenzy in San Francisco that compares is a rush for the new generation ipods, but this isn’t just a sale. This is San Francisco’s Snowbomb — an elegant gathering of the Bay Area ski & snowboard community to enjoy wine tasting, hear about new products, engage in interactive mountain resort exhibits, BMX halpipe shows, and Jagermeister girls. Hmm… I am starting to see why over 10,000 people hustled in Saturday morning to grab their new gear at half the price.

Industry exhibitors include: Atomic, Blizzard, Boone Skis, Dynastar, K2 Skis, K2 Snowboard, Lange,, Line, Nordica, Orage, Ride, Rossignol, Salomon Alpine, Salomon Snowboards, The North Face, Tecnica, Thirty Two, Twisted Bindings, Volkl, and Whitedot Freeride.

Resort exhibitors, which tend to hook it up with season pass and day lift discounts, include: Alpine Meadows, Aspen Snowmass, Bear Valley, Big Sky Resort, Boreal Mountain Resort, China Peak, Dodge Ridge, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain resort, June MountainKirkwood Mountain Resort, Mammoth Mountain, Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Rose- Ski Tahoe, Park City Mountain ResortSierra at TahoeSquaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, Telluride Ski Resort, and Whistler Blackomb.

It’s not too late to enjoy the festivities, since Sunday, Nov 5th, concludes the event with “Boards and Beer” — basically, more snowboards along with more tasty beverages to try. Spend your Sunday exploring gear manufacturer booths, interactive ski resort exhibits, and the biggest winter sale you’ve ever seen.  It will be well worth the time to search for SF parking.  Doors open at 11:00am at Fort Mason.

Along with a product review and recap of the great event, The Ski Channel gives you a peek inside the tent…