Salomon Oasis Comes to Mountain Creek

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 07 2005 - 12:43 PM

VERNON, New Jersey ??” The Salomon Oasis tour is returning to Mountain Creek February 12th- 13th. The Sixth Annual Salomon Oasis will hit 13 winter resorts this season. The weekend-long celebration will feature free equipment and apparel demos and Salomon product giveaways.

This year marks the second year that Mountain Creek has joined with Salomon and its crew to present Oasis, and the first since the 2000-2001 season. “We’re definitely glad to have Salomon Oasis return this season,” said Kara Lowell, Events and Partners Manager at Mountain Creek Resort. “Salomon Oasis gives Mountain Creek customers a great opportunity to see how everything from outerwear, to ski and snowboard equipment performs on the mountain, before they buy.”

Salomon Oasis takes place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Oasis Village at the Vernon base area. Inside, village visitors can check out the latest technology from Salomon and Oasis partners, enter contests to win free gear and test ride the latest skis and snowboards from Salomon as well as apparel from Salomon, Bonfire and Arc’Teryx – all with GORE-TEX?В® fabric.

Many models will be available for demo, including Pocket Rocket and Scream skis and ERA and Forecast snowboards. Outerwear from its Salomon, Bonfire and Arc’Teryx brands will also be available for testing. Equipment use will be on a first-come, first-served basis each day, and customers will need to put down a credit card for use of equipment. No charge will be incurred for equipment use.

The entertainment includes activities like Saturday’s Halfpipe Jam, which takes place at 11 a.m. at the Superpipe off the Cabriolet Gondola. Skiers and snowboarders can session the pipe to music, while Salomon Oasis staff blast music and emcee the action. At 2:00 Saturday afternoon, following the Halfpipe Jam, Salomon will be raffling off over $3,000 in equipment and apparel including a pair of Salomon skis of choice to one lucky winner. Ticket stubs for the raffle can be obtained free of charge at the Oasis Registration tent when entering the village.

Salomon started the Oasis tour in 1999 and has been the title sponsor throughout its history. “The Oasis tour has been a huge success for us”, said Bo Johnson, marketing director of Salomon North America. “The tour gives consumers the opportunity to try our new products on-hill and see why Salomon is the premier manufacturer of equipment and apparel.” Salomon will have over 200 pairs of skis and 80 snowboards available for FREE demos as well as outerwear from its Salomon, Bonfire and Arc’Teryx brands.

Saab has been involved with Oasis for two years. “We’re excited to be a part of Oasis again this year,” says Tammy Capone, promotions manager, Saab Cars USA. “The Oasis concept is a perfect complement to the Saab brand character and it is very effective in reaching our target customers. This year we will feature the 9-3, the 9-5 and the all-new, all-wheel-drive 9-2X.”

Visitors can stay warm, dry and comfortable when testing the latest GORE-TEX?В® fabric technology found in Salomon, Bonfire and Arc’Teryx apparel. “Oasis is an awesome event,” said Doug Graham, Gore snow category leader. “It’s a great way for riders to personally experience the performance of our unique technology on the mountain.”