SIA 2017 Editor’s Choice Awards

Mountain Weekly News Editors Choice SIA

DENVER, CO – Mountain Weekly News is proud to have awarded our annual Editor’s Choice Awards on the floor of the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) trade show this year. This is some of the hottest 2018 snowboard gear coming to the market next fall.

The SIA show is an exciting event that brings together manufacturers, retailers and media to preview all the cool winter sports gear coming to the market for the 2018 snowboard / ski season.

The five award categories were Best Snowboard For Having Fun, Best New Exhibitor, Best Splitboards, Best Splitboard Boots, Best Splitboard Bindings and Best Outerwear Scroll down to find out who took home the prize for best of SIA snow 2017-2018. This is the 2018 snowboard gear I am standing behind. Odds are you will enjoy it too..

Best SplitboardsRossignol Sushi Splitboard 2017/2018

Rossignol Sushi SplitboardRossignol Sushi

Arbor Coda Splitboard 2017/2018

Arbor Coda Splitboard

Westin Big Chief Snowboard 2017/2018

Weston Big Chief

Best All Mountain Snowboard

Never Summer Insta Gator Snowboard 2017/2018

Never Summer Insta/Gator

Best Snowboard Jackets

Patagonia Deceonsit Jacket and Pants 2017/2018

Patagonia Descensionist Jacket

Best Splitboard Bindings

Rossignol Sushi Splitboard 2017/2018

Union Expedition Splitboard Bindings

Best Splitboard Boots

Deluxe XV Boot 2017/2018

Deeluxe XV $588.95

Rome SDS Libertine 2017/2018

Rome Libertine 

Find out who won our picks for 2018 best of show Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show Editors Choice Awards (formally known as the SIA tradeshow)

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Mike Hardaker
Mike Hardaker grew up surfing and snowboarding in Orange County and followed his love of surfing to Hawaii before eventually moving to the mountains to concentrate on snowboarding. He went on to found Mountain Weekly News where he is still CEO and Editor in Chief.

3 Comments on "SIA 2017 Editor’s Choice Awards"

  1. Mike Hardaker | April 6, 2017 at 6:32 PM | Reply


    Descenionist is going to be even more breathable and will include belay loops. More to follow once we get a pair on snow

  2. What is makes the Patagonia Descensionist Jacket and Pants different from others in the line (Powslayer, Refugitive, etc)?

    • John,

      The Descensionist is harness-and-pack friendly jacket with huge mesh lined pockets that double as vents to push air up through the jacket, plus skin pockets and more. Super rad, Patagonia tech all around. Full review to follow in the next couple months or sooner! Be sure to check back.

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