2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview // Ski Industry News

2020 Nordica Enforcer 104 Free Ski Review: Lead Image

Last week a crew from SkiEssentials.com and Pinnacle Ski and Sports made the trip out to Denver for the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show. This is the premiere trade show for the ski and outdoor sports industry in North America. It’s a perfect opportunity for our staff to see next year’s gear and look out for exciting new products. With just about the entire industry in one place, it’s also a fantastic opportunity for us to chat with marketing managers, product designers, and other integral members of the industry’s biggest brands. If you want to have a finger on the pulse of the ski world, Outdoor Retailer is the place to be. The show is also flanked by on snow demos both in Colorado and back here on the east. We’ve already been testing 2020 skis for the past few months, and will continue to do so at these demos and throughout the remainder of the season.

A lot happens at Outdoor Retailer. It would be impossible to go through the nitty gritty details of everything that happens over the three day show. So, instead of taking you through details, we thought we would let you look through a series of photos from the show. To start, we’re focusing on skis. We’ll put together another article and gallery later this season covering soft goods, accessories, and more, but for now, let’s look at some skis. In the photos below you’ll see a selection of 2020 skis from a whole bunch of different ski manufacturers. See something you’re interested in? Let us know in the comments and we can give you more detail. Of course, we’ll be releasing more in-depth reviews of a lot of these skis over the next year, so keep checking back to Chairlift Chat for more information.

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Armada ARV Skis

    2020 Armada ARV Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Armada Signature Series Skis

    2020 Armada Magic J, 2020 Armada Edollo, and 2020 Armada BDog Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Atomic Backland Skis

    2020 Atomic Backland Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Atomic Bent Chetler and Punx Skis

    2020 Atomic Bent Chetler Ski Series (left) and the 2020 Atomic Punx Ski Series (right)

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - Inside the 2020 Atomic Booth

    A look at the 2020 Atomic APC (Atomic Pro Center) corner of the booth.

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - Getting a 2020 Atomic Mini Clinic

    Getting the scoop on the 2020 Atomic Vantage Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Black Crow Skis

    A range of 2020 Black Crow Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Black Crow Skis 2

    More 2020 Black Crow Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Blizzard Skis Booth

    The 2020 Blizzard Skis booth was certainly a standout

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Blizzard Ruslter Skis

    2020 Blizzard Rustler Ski Series (left) and 2020 Blizzard Sheeva Skis (right)

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Blizzard Sheeva Womens Skis

    A closer look at the 2020 Blizzard Sheeva skis. The art on the tails of these skis is quite nice.

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Blizzard Mini Clinic

    Getting the low down on the 2020 Blizzard Brahma 82 skis, with the rest of Blizzard's 2020 Freeride line visible in the background

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 DPS Skis

    The 2020 DPS skis are looking on point

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Dynastar Legend Skis

    Dynastar really stepped their graphics up for next year, as evidenced by the 2020 Dynastar Legend Ski Series

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Dynastar Menace Skis

    The 2020 Dynastar Menace skis aren't so bad looking either

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Elan Ripstick Skis

    2020 Elan Ripstick Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Elan Wingman Skis

    2020 Elan Wingman Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Elan Mini Clinic

    Discussing the finer points of the 2020 Elan Wingman 82 Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Faction Skis

    2020 Faction Chapter Skis, and 2020 Faction Dictator Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Faction Women's Skis'

    2020 Faction Dragon Alliance Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Faction Skis 2

    2020 Faction Candide Thovex Signature Series Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Fischer Ranger Skis

    2020 Fischer Ranger Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Fischer RC One Skis

    2020 Fischer Curve Skis (left) and 2020 Fischer RC ONE Skis (right)

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Fischer Skis

    2020 Fischer Touring Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Head KORE Skis

    2020 Head KORE Ski Series

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Head SuperShape Skis

    2020 Head Supershape Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 K2 Mindbender Ski Series

    2020 K2 Mindbender Ski Series

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 K2 Skis Booth

    A wider look at the 2020 K2 Skis booth

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 K2 Skis Booth Business

    Marcus, presumably practicing his haggling skills, in the 2020 K2 Skis booth

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 K2 Twin Tip Skis

    2020 K2 Freestyle Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Kastle FX Skis

    2020 Kastle FX Ski Series

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Kastle MX Skis

    2020 Kastle MX Skis (left) and 2020 Kastle DX Skis (right)

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Liberty Origin Skis

    2020 Liberty Origin Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Liberty V Series Skis

    2020 Liberty V-Series Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Line Park Skis

    2020 Line Freestyle Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Line Backcountry Skis

    2020 Line Backcountry Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Line Supernatural Skis

    2020 Line Supernatural Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Line Women's Skis'

    2020 Line Pandora Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Nordica Enforcer Skis

    2020 Nordica Enforcer Ski Series

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Nordica Enforcer Skis 2

    Another look at some of the 2020 Nordica Enforcer skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Nordica Enforcer S and Santa Ana S Skis

    2020 Nordica Junior skis. Probably one of the best junior ski lines we saw

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Nordica Santa Ana Skis

    2020 Nordica Santa Ana Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Nordica SkiEssentials Banner

    Look familiar? We were pretty surprised/pumped to see this banner at the Nordica booth, featuring an image we shot with Nordica at our on-hill day with them at Stowe earlier this year!

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 RMU Valhalla and Apostle Skis

    2020 RMU Valhalla Skis (left) and 2020 RMU Apostle Skis (right)

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 RMU YLE and North Shore Skis

    2020 RMU YLE and 2020 RMU North Shore skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Rossignol 7 Series Skis

    2020 Rossignol 7 Series Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Look Pivot Bindings

    2020 Look Pivot Bindings, now taking the place of the Rossignol FKS Series

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Rossignol Savory 7 Display

    The 2020 Rossignol Soul 7 Ski with Look Pivot binding, on display at the Rossignol booth

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Salomon QST Skis

    2020 Salomon QST Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Salomon in Booth Clinic

    Learning about the 2020 Salomon XDR Ski lineup

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Scott Skis

    2020 Scott Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Stockli Skis Booth

    The 2020 Stockli Ski booth

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Stockli Race Skis Booth

    2020 Stockli WRT Skis, looking fast as ever!

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Volkl Eight Skis

    2020 Volkl Men's Freeride Skis

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2020 Volkl Eight Skis 2

    2020 Volkl Men's Freeride Skis (left) and 2020 Volkl Women's Freeride Skis (right)

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2019 Outdoor Retails Snow Show SkiEssentials Team Meeting

    The SkiEssentials team having a business conversation

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2019 Outdoor Retails Snow Show SkiEssentials Team Meeting 2

    Benny Wax at the head of the table, precisely where he should be!

  • 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Recap: Ski Preview - 2019 Outdoor Retails Snow Show SkiEssentials Team Meeting 3

    And that's a wrap!

We often field questions about what it’s like to be at the show. It’s a fun, but busy environment. We put together the video below, once again focusing on skis, but we also wanted to convey a sense of what it’s like to be at the show. Like the photo gallery, we’ll release another video focusing more on softgoods and accessories sometime down the road. If you have any questions about what you see here or requests for coverage of other products, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment! Next week we’re heading to Loon to test more skis, and we’ll be releasing a full review of the new Volkl Kendo 88 as well. Keep an eye out for content from Loon and that review. See you on the slopes!


 

Written by on 02/07/19