Text and images by Shannon Quirk
Check out this episode of The Ski Channel’s Gear Heads: Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Festival 2011, in Fort Mason, San Francisco. This gathering of skiers and snowboarders made for a great weekend of enormous discounts on the newest gear, interactive mountain resort booths, not to mention wine and beer sampling. A skate ramp, trampoline, and Jagermeister girls added to the busy list of activities, as over 10,000 attendees from the Bay Area showed up each day to get excited for the 2011-12 winter season.
Industry exhibitors included: Atomic, Blizzard, Boone Skis, Dynastar, K2 Skis, K2 Snowboard, Lange, LiftTickets.com, Line, Nordica, Orage, Ride, Rossignol, Salomon Alpine, Salomon Snowboards, The North Face, Tecnica, Thirty Two, Twisted Bindings, Volkl, and Whitedot Freeride.
Resort exhibitors included: 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 Mountain, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Mammoth Mountain, Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Rose- Ski Tahoe, Park City Mountain Resort, Sierra at Tahoe, Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, Telluride Ski Resort, and Whistler Blackomb.
If you missed out on the fun last week, check out this short video recap of Snowbomb, 2011.
Special thanks to our whiz kid Ski Channel intern, Tyler Schaefer, for editing this short video.