Elevation Outdoors is proud to partner with Something Independent this year for Art of Winter.


Micha Hollenbeck’s “Winter Whimsy” in Larimer Square in 2014.

Now entering its 5th year, Art of Winter was originally launched as a public complement to the SnowSports Industries America(SIA) Snow Show. What began on Larimer Square as a small, two-part exhibition of independent ski and snowboard brands as well as original works of upcycled art has grown into a city-wide showcase of ideas, innovations and that ebullience of Colorado in snow season. Art of Winter brings together designers, makers and leading cultural organizations to present a vibrant slate of snow-inspired programs giving the Denver community just one more reason to turn out in winter. Historic Larimer Square, Denver Theatre District and Denver International Airport will serve as hubs of 2015 Art of Winter exhibits and events.

Beyond those happenings, Elevation Outdoors and AOW teamed up to create the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Gallery. The gallery offers the public a glimpse into the world of the otherwise industry-only SIA show and the opportunity to see and understand the inspiration for the art behind Colorado’s favorite ski and snowboard companies.

This year’s gallery will be hosted at Crave Dessert Bar and Lounge located across the street

A taste of Ski Logik's entry at last season's Colorado Ski & Snowboard Makers Gallery.

A taste of Ski Logik’s entry at last season’s Colorado Ski & Snowboard Gallery.

from the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver.  A select exhibit of skis and snowboards will be displayed in the windows throughout the restaurant with an artist/brand placard next to each piece. Brands participating this year include: Oz Snowboards, Never Summer, Weston Snowboards, Meier Skis, Liberty Skis, Grace Skis, Unity Snowboards, Venture Snowboards, Icelantic Skis, Folsom Skis, Romp Skis, Rocky Mountain Underground, Powder Factory, ScottyBob and High Society Freeride.

This annual Art of Winter exhibit will be on display in from January 20–February 3, 2015. Please stop by to admire the skis and boards and let us know what you think!