Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2015 eNews - Backcountry Skills / Avy Safety
Outdoor Retailer Winter Market brings the power of the outdoor industry to the mountains and beyond offering the largest and most diverse selection of outdoor and core backcountry brands for your customers' winter needs.

With the latest backcountry-specific hardgoods, leading avalanche safety equipment, softgoods, technology and accessories alongside high-performance packs, tents, apparel and accessories PLUS industry-leading education opportunities delivered on-snow and at the show, Outdoor Retailer Winter Market is the innovation center of the community, intel and backcountry gear.

See below for our lineup of backcountry events, education and exhibitors at Winter Market 2015. Also, check our 2014 backcountry recap video:
Events and Education:

AMD Backcountry Tours
Professionally led by Utah Mountain Adventures, the Backcountry Tours will lead attendees of all skill levels from the All Mountain Demo base at Solitude into the world-class terrain of Big Cottonwood Canyon on a backcountry adventure.
AMD Dynafit Backcountry Closet
Been meaning to test out a new backcountry setup? The Backcountry Closet, sponsored by DYNAFIT & POMOCA, will provide a one-stop shop to get geared up with all of the best and latest technology designed with speed, lightness, performance, and technology in mind. Pro Tip: be sure to ask about the new Dynafit Free Touring skis!

AMD Avalaunch Transceiver Park
Avalaunch is teaming up with Steep Life Protocols, Arva and the Utah Avalanche Center to host a transceiver park at the All Mountain Demo. See if you can beat Dean Cummings’ time in the park and win great gear and prizes!

AMD "Can you Dig it?" Shoveling Contest
To raise awareness of a critical phase in any avalanche rescue scenario, EarnYourTurns.com's Craig Dostie organized a shoveling competition between Project Zero, MSR and ARVA to show the importance of teamwork, strategy, tools, and muscle. Bragging rights and the opportunity to show off the best way to dig, the best tools for excavating a buried avalanche victim plus a donation to the avalanche center of the winner's choice make this a great event.

AMD GORE-TEX Wasatch Ski Mountaineering Race
Come out and test your speed, strength, and endurance at this year’s All Mountain Demo Ski Mountaineering Race sponsored by GORE-TEX® brand. The race will support the US Ski Mountaineering Association (USSMA). The USSMA sanctions and governs competitive ski mountaineering racing in the US and promotes and fosters recreational ski mountaineering through access, resources, education, and community. The cost for the race is $10 which is payable when you pick up your race number.

AMD Marker Technician Area
A leader in ski binding technology since the 1950s, Marker's hallmark is innovation, and the company continues to design and produce the highest quality binding components in the industry for freeskiing, backcountry skiing, racing, junior, and rental binding categories. Marker also supplies system binding technology for several leading brands.

Project Zero Information Station in the New Product Zone
Project Zero will staff the "Avalanche Resource Center" in the New Product Zone during show hours if you have any questions about avalanche safety, Project Zero or how to incorporate avalanche awareness training into your store's offerings!

Know Before You Go – Avalanche Awareness with Project Zero in the New Product Zone
This multi-media talk focuses on how to stay alive in avalanche terrain including getting the avalanche forecast, identifying avalanche terrain, avalanche danger signs, safe travel habits and rescue.  Presented by the staff of the Utah Avalanche Center in partnership with Project Zero. Know Before You Go will be presented multiple times at Winter Market:

    Wednesday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the New Product Zone
    Thursday, January 22 at 9:15 a.m. in the New Product Zone
    Friday, January 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the New Product Zone

Important General Event Information:

Retail and Ecommerce: Can’t We All Just Get Along?, presented by FASTG8 and moderated by Casey Sheahan, Former CEO, Patagonia
4:45–6:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22
New Product Zone (#35095)

Conservation Alliance Breakfast, Preserving America’s Wild Landscapes: A Presentation by Bruce Babbitt
7:00–9:00 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 22
Marriott Downtown at City Creek

OIWC Keynote and Leadership Awards Presentation Featuring Jerry Stritzke, President and CEO of REI
7:00–9:00 a.m., Friday, Jan. 23
Marriott Downtown at City Creek

Yoga For Skiers with Nadine Johnson
Prep for the powder with a series of yoga poses that highlight the fundamental principles of alignment needed for skiing.  Injury prevention comes through preparation.  Gain balance, concentration and flexibility on the mat and take it to the slopes. All attendees will receive a gift from NUX Activewear.

Just a few highlighted backcountry brands at Winter Market - Full brand list here.


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