Before my friends at SIA get too cocky over the title, they should know I’m referring to our industry’s current business environment as well as the show. Granted, I was a bit of a slow convert to the move from Vegas to Denver, and I still miss playing blackjack with friends, but overall I’m glad they made the move.
There were the usual opportunities to see friends I don’t see often enough, get some new perspective, and see some great new product (and be mildly amused at some other new products that I’m guessing won’t be back next year). If the snowboard section continued to lead the way in sheer noise and excitement, the ski section wasn’t as far behind as it has been in the past. That ski/snowboard distinction ought to start (is starting, I think) going away.