Here at Under Solen HQ we’re getting revved up for Outdoor Retailer, so we figured we’d keep track of all the cool and happening events in one ultimate guide. Keep checking back as we’ll be updating leading up to the show. And if you’ve got something that should be on here, track us down at @undersolen or leave a comment on this post.
Keep reading to get the full guide!
Gramicci 2010 Winter PONG Cup (ie. Beer Pong)
WHAT: Nothing’s better after a long day of walking around the show floor than a rousing round of beer pong! Gramicci happens to be hosting pick-up ping pong games everyday during the show, but from 4pm onwards it turns into beer pong! Friday and Saturday championship with $500 for winner!
WHERE: Gramicci, Booth #9001
Friday January 22
Conservation Alliance Breakfast
WHAT: Ok, ok, so we know that this isn’t a happy hour, and 7am is early to be up and at ’em, but the Conservation Alliance Breakfast is well worth making an effort for. The breakfast’s featured speaker is James Balog, the Founder and Director of The Extreme Ice Survey. His multi-media presentation takes a stunning look at the impact abrupt climate change is having on the world’s glaciers.
WHERE: Downtown Marriott, Salt Lake City
WHEN: Friday January 22, 7:00-8:50am
Sierra Designs Cocktail Hour
WHAT: Sierra Designs is celebrating the launch of Core Comfort Technology with a cocktail hour and cat skiing trip for two giveaway (courtesy of Alaska Mountain Guides and Alta Ski Area). Sierra Designs also wants you to take part in making the cocktail hour rock; message @SierraDesigns on Twitter to recommend songs for their playlist. More info here.
WHERE: Sierra Designs, Booth #28017
WHEN: Friday January 22, 4-6pm
Osprey + Winter Wildlands Benefit Party
WHAT: Come join Osprey Packs for a fundraising/outreach party for the Winter Wildlands Alliance. This event will be hosted by Osprey Athlete and Save Our Snow crusader Alison Gannett. There will be free beer (of course!), great gear giveaways featuring a Telluride Ski Weekend and a Rippin Chix Clinic for a $5 donation to WWA. Come help us celebrate winter!
WHERE: Osprey Packs, Booth #8027
WHEN: Friday January 22, 4-6pm
Happy Hour with Keen and Waterkeeper Alliance
WHAT: A kicking deal on shoes and 100% of proceeds to an awesome organization, what more could you ask for? Come join Keen who will be offering free beer and $40 Targhees with all proceeds going to Waterkeeper Alliance. If that’s not enough, you can rock out to live music!
WHERE: Keen, Booth #32149
WHEN: Friday January 22nd, 4-6pm
A Big Lebowski Bowl-a-Rama hosted by ExOfficio and Manzella to raise funds for Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition.
WHERE: Ritz Bowling Alley, Salt Lake City (free shuttles to/from the bowling alley and the trade show will be available)
WHEN: Friday, January 22, 7-11pm
More info here.
WHAT: Legends never die. The Teva party is back! Get down at Club Elevate on Jan. 22, 2010, with JURASSIC 5’s CHALI 2NA – a featured artist on Tevanthology Vol. 8. Join us for the world debut of The Teva Life Agent program, free swag and fresh beats.
WHERE: Club Elevate, 155 W 200 S, Salt Lake City
WHEN: Friday January 22nd, 9pm onwards
Woolrich ‘Get Your Plaid On Party’
WHAT: Beer, wine, plaid and prizes. Wear plaid and be entered to win a plaid-tastic collection of Woolrich goodies and a grand prize of a custom selection of Woolrich garments and a Woolrich-designed Thule rooftop carrier. Prizes drawn every 15 minutes with the grand prize selected at the end of the party. Must be present to win. More info here.
WHERE: Booth #19001-2001
WHEN: Friday January 22, 5-6pm
Outdoor Retailers All-Star Jam
WHAT: So, you’ve seen these guys at the show… But have you seen them on stage? The All Star Jam is coming to Club Elevate with performing musicians including Misty Murphy & Odub, the Black Diamond band, Kenji Harutunian, Timmy O’Niell and many, many more… Get down!
WHERE: Club Elevate
WHEN: Saturday January 23, 9pm-1am