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Legendary Mountain Athlete, Chris Davenport, Confirmed to Speak & Inspire Visitors at Snowbound Expo

September 7, 2022

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Chloe Hyland
Senior Marketing Manager
Chloe.hyland@raccoonevents.com

BOSTON

Inspirational and celebrated two-time World Champion big mountain skier and member of the USA Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame will share stories of his incredible career at Snowbound Expo, November 18-20, Boston Hynes Convention Center 

 (Sept. 6, 2022) Chris Davenport has confirmed his attendance at Snowbound Expo, joining an incredible line up of inspirational speakers across three days at Snowbound Expo. Previously known as the Boston Ski & Snow Show and rebranded under new event organiser Raccoon Events in partnership with Snowsports Industries America (SIA), Snowbound Expo will return November 18-20, 2022 at the Boston Hynes Convention Center.

The World Champion Big Mountain skier will headline the Inspiration stage Saturday to share incredible feats from his career set to inspire visitors to the show. Affiliated brands, Peak Ski Company and SCARPA have confirmed their attendance at the expo November 18-20 and will be joined by Chris for VIP meet & greet at their booths. 

This news follows the announcement that Chris Davenport has joined Peak Ski Company’s executive leadership team as Senior Director of Skiing and Product Innovation. Earlier this year, Peak Ski Company cofounders, Bode Miller and Andy Wirth, launched the company and its 2022/23 lineup of high-performance Peak by Bode Miller alpine skis.

Davenport, a celebrated two-time World Champion big mountain skier and member of the USA Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, has achieved multiple first descents on peaks around the world and is an experienced ski guide of more than 20 years. He has skied and led trips on all seven continents and many of the world’s highest peaks, including Denali and Mt. Everest. The first person to ski all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in less than a year, Davenport has also been featured in over 30 ski films by Warren Miller and Matchstick Productions and has served as a commentator for ESPN, ABC Sports and Outside Television, including as an Olympic and World Cup ski racing announcer. In addition to his remarkable success as a mountain athlete, Chris Davenport has served as an integral member of the SCARPA product development team for many years.

Davenport will join an impressive Snowbound line-up of Olympians, record breaking athletes and mountaineers set to share their career stories, adventures and skills across two stages including Olympic Alpine Skier Bode Miller, North Face rock climber & American mountaineer Conrad Anker, pioneer of extreme skiing, Dan Egan, athlete and storyteller Dani Reyes Acosta, Disability Access Strategist and athlete, Vasu Sojitra and more to be confirmed before being added to the full speaker list.

Plans for the hugely anticipated Snowbound Expo are ramping up and is set to be the biggest meet up for the ski and snowboard community since 2019. The expo is a chance for thousands of visitors to buy the latest gear, apparel, boots and tech all at discounted show prices. There will be free coaching, technical advice, plus chill out zones to meet up with friends before the season starts. 

Visitors will see The Seirus Inspiration Stage & Snow Skills Cabin sponsored by Boston.com, where an all-star line-up of speakers will share stories from their careers including Olympians, adventurers, and world record breakers. Visitors to the show can meet the VIPs to get photographs and autographs after their talks at the show as well.

Attending brands include Blizzard, Burton, Head/Tyrolia, Helly Hansen, Nordica, Salomon, Tecnica and many more. The full list can be seen on the show website www.snowboundexpo.com

Other features, free for visitors whilst enjoying a full day out, include an Indoor Slope to hone skills and technique, a Balance Board Area to trial different movements and test agility, Action Sports Live, and the Ikon Pass Alpine Bar for visitors to meet up with the community.

Day tickets are $15 but weekend passes (including Friday, Saturday & Sunday) are available for $30. Children under the age of 16 attend free – Tickets for Snowbound Expo in Boston from ShowClix 

If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the show, please contact Stuart Dacre – stuart.dacre@raccoonevents.com 

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For all media enquiries contact Senior Marketing Manager, Chloe Hyland chloe.hyland@raccoonevents.com 

About Raccoon Events

Raccoon Events is a dynamic, high-growth events business focused on health and wellbeing markets. Our events are well-timed, community-driven, tightly focused and passion-led. They bring buyers and sellers together to see cutting edge innovations in a fun and exciting way. We set up Raccoon because we wanted to create exhibitions that offer something new and different in underserved markets that we understand and that we love. We believe that great events are about Community, Fun, Innovation and Excitement. Over the last 14 years we’ve run hundreds of exhibitions and conferences in key locations all over the world.

About Peak Ski Company, LLC 

Proudly born of the mountains of Southwestern Montana and from the vision of its co-founders, Andy Wirth and Bode Miller, the Peak Ski Company is rooted in innovation. On April 6th, Andy Wirth and Bode Miller announced the new venture, Peak Ski Company, LLC, a direct-to-consumer, high-performance ski and brand platform that is leading with a line of six all mountain and side-country skis for the 2022/23 ski season. The lineup of Peak’s high-performance all mountain skis for 2022/2023 includes four models, with each model delineated by the measurement (in millimetres) underfoot: The Peak 88; Peak 98; Peak 104, and Peak 110. Developed and tested in the Montana backcountry, the company has also developed a line of high-performance “sidecountry” skis, Peak SC by Bode Miller, including Peak 98SCs 98’s and Peak 104SCs. While Peak is the first, at-scale, direct-to-consumer ski company in the United States, the entire company and its affiliate partners are focused on developing advanced materials, manufacturing processes and equipment and integrating technologies into skis with an intense cadence and a focus on performance. Peak’s 2022/23 line of skis have already been declared among the best skis available in the market, based on the ingenuity and experience of the product design and development team led by legendary alpine ski racer, Bode Miller. Learn more at www.peakskis.com.

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