The SnowPress Show Daily, the official magazine of the SnowSports Industries America Las Vegas SnowSports Trade Show, is proud to announce the winners of the 2007 SnowPress Innovation Awards.
Created as a way to honor the imagination, intelligence and amazing pace of innovation in the snowsports industry, the SnowPress Innovation awards recognize new snowsports products introduced at the SIA Show. As chosen by the editors of the SnowPress Show Daily, the Innovation Awards were presented in the categories of Culture, Sexy, Skill and Smart.
â€œEach year at the SIA Show â€“ whether it’s Gore-Tex, snowboards or super-shaped skis â€“ products are introduced that are so forward thinking that they become news to the entire world,â€ said Peter Kray, editorial director of the SnowPress Show Daily. â€œWe felt it was time to recognize those products that are pushing snowsports into the future, and to celebrate the innovation that is the spirit of the Show.â€
Here are the award winners. For the complete award criteria and full product descriptions and to see photos of each of the honorees, go to skipressworld.com/snowpress.
CULTURE: From park pilots to powderhounds, diamond-encrusted divas to steezed-out snowboarders, the Culture Awards were presented to those products that best reflect the needs of given segments of snowsports culture.
Arbor: Wasteland Snowboard
Burton: Ronin CW Jump Suit
K2: Apache Coomba
Nordica: Supercharger Ski Boot
Smith: Exclusivo Limited Edition Goggles
SEXY: Presented to those products that best represent snowsports’ ever-sexy aesthetic of freedom, fit and form.
Cappel: Winsor Down Jacket
Head: Jon Olsson Pro Model
Mountain Headwear: Lynx Jacket
Northwave: Topaz Apres Ski Boot
Scott: Alibi Velvet Goggle and Pole
SKILL: Honoring game improvement and those products that make winter lighter, faster, warmer and more fun for all.
Arc’teryx: Sidewinder Jacket
Lib-Tech: Skate Banana Snowboard
Marker: The Duke Alpine Touring Binding
Rossignol: Zenith Z11 Mutix Skis
ThirtyTwo: Focus Snowboard Boot
SMART: Honoring the snowsports products that represent the best value in regards to safety, technology and ease of use to the snowsports consumer.
Dalbello: Vantage Ski Boot Rental System
Spyder: Harness Jacket and Snowsuit System
Sessions: d30 Base Layers
Tubbs: Wilderness Snowshoes
Uvex: Uvision Magic Goggle.
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