On February 4, 2013, SIA's Nordic Demo will play host to retailers from across the globe at Devil's Thumb Ranch for the Nordic-portion of the On-Snow Demo/Ski-Ride Fest following the 2013 SIA Snow Show in Denver, Colorado (Jan 31- Feb 3). The Nordic Demo's new one-day format was created specifically for the Nordic community, giving retailers the chance to demo and compare the latest in skate, cross-country and touring technology on the 100km beautifully groomed trails at Devil's Thumb.
â€œAs a retailer, the Nordic Demo is a critical event for making the best decisions on specific brands and models to carry for your customers,â€ commented Reese Brown, SIA Nordic Director. â€œRetailers will get to try out the product as well as ski and socialize with key principals from all the manufacturing companies,â€ added Brown.
Check out highlights from the 2012 Nordic Demo at: https://vimeo.com/41524281
â€œAny shop that is serious about giving their customers the best gear for their needs must attend the SIA Nordic Demo. How can you advise someone to buy a ski if you have no idea how it performs?â€ commented Mick Dodds, The Ski Hut, Duluth, MN.
This year's Nordic Demo will feature more equipment, brands, models and sizes than any other demo in the country. During the one-day event, retailers can also attend networking socials including the opening night reception with a â€˜State of the Industry' presentation, a customer engagement seminar and an industry happy hour to network and share ideas with like-minded retailers from around the country.
â€œNo other event gives dealers the chance to test gear head-to-head. Key manufacturers are there with all levels and categories of skis and boots plus the tracks and terrain are perfect for testing. It is the perfect event for a dealer to determine what to carry,â€ said Rick Halling of Fischer U.S. Nordic Division.
Current list of Nordic Demo exhibitors:
Alpina Sports, Atomic Nordic, Fischer Sports, Madshus, Rossignol Nordic, Salomon Nordic and Swix Sport USA.
To register for the 2013 SIA Snow Show or Nordic Demo, go-to: siasnowshow.com/Registration. For more information on the Nordic Demo, please visit siasnowshow.com/NordicDemo or contact Reese Brown at RBrown@snowports.org
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