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High Tech And High Fashions Dominate Snow Sports Show

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Snowboards on display at the SIA show at the Colorado Convention Center (credit: CBS)

Snowboards on display at the SIA show at the Colorado Convention Center (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4)- Fresh powder in the Rocky Mountains and new winter sports technology on display at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver is a perfect combination for skiers and boarders to get excited about winter snow sports.

The Snowsports Industries of America Snow Show kicked off Wednesday in Denver and continues through Sunday.

The Snow Show offers a sneak peak at what will be hot on the slopes next season. The show is not open to the public, only to vendors and buyers hoping to catch the hottest trends for snow sports including fashion and the latest gadgets.

One of the newest getting a lot of attention are gloves that allow the user to change the music on their phone with just a tap of the index finger to the thumb.

“By pairing with your smartphone, iPhone or Android and allowing you to control the music by touching a point on it,” said the Bear Tek spokesman Willie Blount.

You can also answer a call when it comes in without trying to find your phone in all those pockets located within those skiing layers all thanks to a small Blue Tooth tucked inside the gloves.

The Bear Tek package costs $150.

A wall-mounted unit that dries and warms ski and snowboard boots and shoes nearly guarantees skiers and boarders they’ll have toasty toes for their next downhill adventure.

“We are selling the ‘Dry Guy Therminator’ we call it,” said vendor Scott Mackechnie. “It retails for $60 and uses no more power than a lightbulb.”

Buyers are visiting from as far away as New Zealand to take in the latest fashion trends. One is a travel shoes that only weighs three ounces. They have tough treads on the bottom that can easily be crumpled and carried in a backpack.

“The idea of these shoes is to get out there, do your trip, do your skiing, get your boots off and put on something that’s less restrictive,” said Cushe spokesman Zach Renard.

They’re also washable and cost $50.

The latest in portable cameras for the skier and boarder who wants to capture all the action as they head down the mountain are also on display.

Don’t forget about the necessities when it comes to equipment, the newest designs in skis and snowboards are also on display. This year’s hottest must-have are custom painted boards with one-of-a-kind or limited edition artwork.

LINK: snowsports.org

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