Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Convention in Salt Lake City

The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market is North America's largest winter lifestyle and sports expo, and Outdoor Retailer's second largest convention in Salt Lake.OutdoorRetailerWinterMarket.jpg Winter OR rivals the popular Summer Market and showcases new outdoor products that cater to the winter season including winter sports gear, accessories, footwear, hardgoods, and softgoods, and more. These products are offered by exhibiting winter outdoor retailers.

The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market is held annually in mid-January at the Salt Palace. This convention overlaps with the Sundance Film Festival so there are thousands of visitors and tourists in Salt Lake and Park City during this week.

OR Winter Market is the ultimate showcase for skiing, snowboarding, avalanche safety, and snowmobiles

The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market is the ultimate showcase trade show for new winter sports products, apparel and gear. From ski and snowboard gear, snowmobiling, winter sports apparel, equipment and more.

Jam-Packed Schedule of Events and Activities at Winter Market

2013's main hot topics of the Winter Market were sustainability, modified technologies, and Made in the USA.


Winter OR serves us a great line-up of activities to excite convention-goers. With some much mountain fun, it's hard to decide what is work and what is play at the Winter Outdoor Retailer Show. The All Mountain Demo at Solitude Resort kicks off the 4-day convention event with interactive product testing and avalanche education. MSR Snow Park continues the first day, then Avalanche Transeiver Park, Dynafit backcountry closet, backcountry tours, "Can You Dig it" hosted by EarnYourTurns.com, then culminating with the GORE-Tex Wasatch Ski Mountaineering Race. Breakfast, keynotes speakers, and then the vendor showcase kicks off the winter market trade show where Winter outdoor retailers network and discover new innovative winter outdoor gear.  

Marker Technician Area

Other show events include the winter sports market business to business trade event, which provide business owners to meet and greet, network, and exchange contact information. 

Winter Outdoor Retailer provides workshop breakout sessions on many different industry topics such as product trends, wellness, how to launch a new product, marketing ideas and best practices, and more.

Skiing Products

Products for the ski industry are showcased at Winter Market including jackets, coats, eyewear, new skis, ski gear, ski safety equipment, helmets, boots, bindings, and more. 

Downhill Skiing - Retailers exhibit new downhill ski products. From skis, ski boots, ski bindings, ski poles, goggles, ski helmets, packs and bags, accessories, and ski clothing.

Cross-Country Skiing - Retailers exhibit new cross-country ski products from XC skis, XC boots, XC bindings, and XC clothing.

Backcountry Skiing - Retailers exhibit new backcountry ski products from backcountry skis, backcountry ski boots, backcountry ski bindings, and avalanche safety equipment.   


Snowboarding Products

Snowboarding is one of the most popular winter sports highlighted at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. Top-brand snowboard clothing, gear and footwear from retailers like Burton, Mountain Hardware, Scott, Shawn White, Gnu, 32/32 snowboard, 686, Live Tech, Quicksilver, Sessions, Volcom, Special Blend, Ride, Oakley, M6, K2, DC, Bonfire, Bon, Holden, Grenade, Black Diamond, The North Face, Dikine, L1, Four Square, REI, Zumies, and Roxy. Snowboarding products range from snow gear, snowboard bindings, snowboards, snowboard boots, snowboard bindings, goggles, helmets, bags and packs, accessories, snowboard clothing, and more. Snowboard vendors are everywhere at the convention as this industry has grown so fast among winter activities, recreation, and sports.

Snowboarders find themselves having a hard time avoiding a good ride at nearby resorts Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton, Park City Mountain, and Canyons while they visit the OR convention in Salt Lake.     

Snowshoeing Products

Snowshoeing is another fun winter sport and recreational activity that allows enthusiasts to explore areas of the mountain and backcountry unreachable otherwise. At OR, showshoeing vendors and suppliers exhibit new snowshoeing products such as snowshoes, snowshoe accessories, hand/foot warmers, sleds, and winter boots. Retailers such as Tubbs, DAKINE, Atlas, REI, CamelBak, MSR, Arc'teryx, Osprey Kode, Zippo, Deuter bring the latest technology to market at OR.

Snowmobiling Products

Snowmobiling is a very popular winter sport in Utah. Snowmobiling retailers showcase the latest technologies of the snowmobile industry. New models, tracks, traction, accessories, safety equipment and more. 

Avalanche Safety Education and Training

Avalanches are deadly so the need for proper safety gear is imperative. Retailers exhibit the latest in avalanche safety gear at OR. Products such as avalanche airbags, avalanche beacons, avalanche safety gear, and sleds. A big selling point is the Made in the USA bragging rights. OR is a great place to learn about the newest safety and ski and snowboard products to survive an avalanche. 

All Mountain Demo

The All Mountain Demo is held at one of the ski area resorts like Solitude, Alta, Powder Mountain, or Snowbird on the first day of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Show. Here many of the new ski and snowboard products are exhibited by various vendors on the mountain. Various mountain activities are also a hit at All Mountain Demo. All things mountain sports are tested and considered among business owners looking for the next "big" thing. 

Vacation Home Accommodations for Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in downtown Salt Lake City

SLC vacation home accommodations for Outdoor RetailersSalt Lake accommodations sell out months in advance of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. Salt Lake does not offer enough hotel rooms to accommodate the visitors attending Winter OR. We offer spacious Salt Lake vacation home accommodations near Outdoor Retailer Winter Market at the Salt Palace and near the ski area resorts in January. We recommend reserving your vacation home in advance.
Call reservations (801) 747-0218 or check availability and book online.

All Mountain Demo was a beautiful sunny day, full of product testing and avalanche education. - See more at: http://www.outdoorretailer.com/winter-market/index.shtml#sthash.nQcD8vvm.dpuf
All Mountain Demo was a beautiful sunny day, full of product testing and avalanche education. - See more at: http://www.outdoorretailer.com/winter-market/index.shtml#sthash.nQcD8vvm.dpuf
All Mountain Demo was a beautiful sunny day, full of product testing and avalanche education. - See more at: http://www.outdoorretailer.com/winter-market/index.shtml#sthash.nQcD8vvm.dpuf

Helpful Links

General Information

Outdoor Retailer Exhibitor List
Salt Palace Floor Plan Map
Event Schedule for Winter Show

Contact OR

OR Winter Convention Services

Rental Cars Salt Lake Airport
Ground Transportation to Winter Market at Salt Palace
TRAX public transportation rail map
Catering for OR Winter Market
Grocery Delivery for OR Winter Market
Fun activities to do in Salt Lake during Winter Market

News and Updates

Get latest OR news and announcements on Twitter 
        Google+ hashtag #OR2014  #OutdoorRetailer

Photo gallery of OR Winter Show 2013 on Facebook