Denver Snow Show: What’s Coming To Ski And Board Shops Next Year

DENVER (AP) — At the annual SnowSports Industries America Snow Show this week, gear makers showed off new shapes in skis and snowboards, and more split boards, snowshoes and setups to reach ungroomed slopes in the backcountry.Recession-wear…

DENVER (AP) — At the annual SnowSports Industries America Snow Show this week, gear makers showed off new shapes in skis and snowboards, and more split boards, snowshoes and setups to reach ungroomed slopes in the backcountry.

Recession-weary consumers are starting to spend again, and spurts of heavy snow around the country haven’t hurt either.

“When it snows, all of sudden everybody wants new gear,” said Joel Handschin, owner of the snowboard shop Jackson Treehouse in Teton Village, Wyo.

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