Had a brief glimpse of winter last week as we (Maggie and I) were in Denver for some pre-show planning meetings! We certainly did not experience winter in downtown Denver as it was in the 70’s. But part of our trip was to head up to Winter Park for some On-Snow Demo planning meetings.
As we were heading out of town, the weather started to change, lots of clouds and temp dropping as we got closer and closer to Winter Park. Finally, as we neared Berthoud Pass—we had our first snowflakes! We actually had to stop the car to take pictures at Berthoud Pass with the snow flying everywhere!
Got to Winter Park and while not 100% snow covered—they had a good start to the season. We had great meetings with the staff there. They are so excited to be part of the SIA On-Snow Demo and are working extra hard to make year 3 the best ever. Some of the changes at Winter Park include a new registration area, better marked demo testing trails, and better boot fitting area. Also, the housing at Winter Park is going very quick—we are way ahead of our room pick up and expect to be sold out in a few weeks, so if you haven’t made your reservations for the demo, do so now, while the early bird rate is still good.
Following our meetings with Winter Park, we headed back down to Denver and met with the staff at the Convention Center and Centerplate, the official food and beverage provider at the Colorado Convention Center. We worked with Centerplate to develop more areas where our Show attendees can grab a bite to eat. We’re adding a brand new restaurant in the rear lobby of the Convention Center. This restaurant will have made-to-order as well as grab and go meals. But the best part is the VIEW! You will see the gorgeous mountains of Colorado—but still be in the Convention Center, only inches away from the trade show floor. I think it will be my new favorite place to have lunch during the Show.
-Debbie (Director of Trade Show)