Snowvana Experiences & Events

Meet Celebrity Athletes

Last year, Snowvana was proud to have some of snow sports’ biggest stars in attendance. Attendees could get autographs, selfies, high fives, and more from these world-class athletes.


Redmond Gerard is the youngest snowboard Olympic gold medalist in history, winning the slopestyle at the 2018 Games at the age of 17. He also finished an impressive 5th in the debut of big air snowboarding. Gerard began competing in the amateur ranks in 2011 and worked his way up to the pro circuit in 2016.

Meet Red Gerard

Saturday, October 20th

  • 2pm: Toyota Display on Concourse
  • 3pm: Point S Tires on Concourse
  • 4pm: Yakima Racks Concourse
  • 5pm: Crater Lake VIP Lounge


Maddie Bowman burst onto the halfpipe scene in 2012, and into the history books two years later by winning the first Olympic gold medal in women’s halfpipe skiing. The South Lake Tahoe native had a season-ending injury in 2015, but she was back in action in 2016, topping podiums around the world. With an Olympic gold medal and nine X Games medals, including five gold, Bowman is one of the most decorated female freeskiers in history.

Meet Maddie Bowman

Saturday, October 20th

  • 4pm: Northlake PT Snow Rider Wellness Center
  • 5pm: Girl Powder Lounge Concourse
  • 6pm: Point S Tires Kids Zone
  • 7pm: Crater Lake VIP Lounge


At 29, Sammy Carlson is one of the most accomplished freestylers on the planet. He is a multiple X-Games champion, has appeared in numerous films and is the first skier to successfully pull off a triple cork. The massive 110-foot switch triple rodeo 1260 blew the doors off of what people thought was possible. Sammy continues to push the limits of what humans can do on skis.

Meet Sammy Carlson

Friday, October 19th

  • 5pm: Toyota Concourse
  • 6pm: Crater Lake VIP Lounge
  • 7pm: Film Festival Theater for the introduction of the Sammy C Project followed by Brew Dr. Kombucha Arena Display
  • 8pm: Earthcruiser Arena Display


Coming from a background of major Slopestyle competitions such as U.S. Open, Grand Prixs, and the Dew Tour for a number of years, Erika has showcased her snowboarding skills in all aspects of the sport. After a season ending injury during the qualifying process for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, she shifted her focus from the terrain park to the backcountry where she honed in her competitive skills to qualify for the Freeride World Tour in 2017. It took her only one season on the qualifying tour to snag the one spot for females on the Freeride World Tour. On her debut season last year she had multiple top 5 finishes and stood on the podium in 2nd place during the Hakuba, JAPAN stop, in addition to being named the Freeride World Tour “Audi Womens Rookie of the Year.”

Meet Erika Vikander

Friday, October 19th

  • 5pm: Mt. Hood Meadows Arena Display
  • 6pm: Girl Powder Lounge
  • 7pm: Crater Lake VIP Lounge
  • 8pm: Mt. Hood Meadows Arena Display


AJ Kitt grew up in Rochester in Western New York but now makes his home in Hood River, Oregon. He made the U.S. Ski Team at age 18 and competed all over the world for 11 years on the World Cup tour, including the Winter Olympics in Alberta, Canada, Albertville, France, Lillehammer, Norway, and Nagano, Japan. He took Bronze in the downhill in the 1993 World Championships, and for a while he was the number-one-ranked downhill racer in the world.

Meet AJ Kitt

Saturday, October 20th

  • 2-4pm: Mt Hood Meadows Race Team display in the Atomic Race Center on concourse


Began snowboarding at the age of 17 in his home mountains in Chile, where he quickly became bored of the ski area life after the first season. So he began splitboarding and mountaineering in the Andes and all around the world, bagging first ascents and descents in obscure mountains/volcanos. Combing his background in the environmental sciences, he started a grassroots film production called Connections Movement.

Meet Rafael Pease

Friday, October 19th

  • 6pm: Film Festival Theater for the introduction of the Yūgen
  • 8pm: Crater Lake VIP Lounge

2018 Snowvana Pass Giveaways

We were able to give our seven Snowvana passes this past year, each one attached to a Snowvana sponsor. These seven lucky winners received the one of a kind Snowvana pass, giving them access to Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Hood Skibowl, and Timberline Lodge. Check out our 2018 winners:

Summer Bock

Michael Blank-Delaney

Savannah Hilmer

Joseph Osterman

Andrew McGuigan

Steven Wyck

US Outdoor’s Snowrageous Gear Sale

The US Outdoor Snowrageous Gear Sale featured over 100 brands at up to 50% off. USO’s expert staff and manufacturers’ reps were on hand to answer questions and help fit and advice on equipment purchases. A gear concierge was available for guests who wished to purchase equipment and pick up items later at the show or at U.S. Outdoor.

Snowvana brewfest

Snowvana brewfest

Point S Tires Kids Interactive Zone

The all new Kids’ Gear and Apparel Sale by US Outdoor will feature up to 50% off a huge selection of youth products. Plus families can now lease equipment for the season to lower costs and eliminate the “OMG-she-outgrew-everything” moment next year.

Snowvana brewfest

Snowvana brewfest

Point S Tire & Auto Service

Live Music on the Kind Bar Stage

Youth Music Project’s mission is to provide outstanding rock, pop, and country music education for youth by offering tuition assistance, instrument rental, and exceptional, state-of-the-art performance opportunities. YMP students provided music and entertainment on the concourse at select times during Snowvana.

Youth Music Project

The Northlake Snowrider Wellness Center

New last year, Snowvana attendees could receive an on-the-spot fitness and flexibility evaluation by Northlake PT physical therapists and learn about individualized exercises and stretches to help avoid injuries on the slopes.

Timberline’s St. Bernard Mascot

It wouldn’t be Snowvana without Bruno from Timberline Lodge! Looking cute as ever, Bruno definitely brought the stoke!

Bruno the St. Bernard

MC – Cassidy Quinn

You probably recognize her voice from TV and the radio but she was also our amazing MC at Snowvana last year. Current host of Tonight with Cassidy on KGW-TV, avid YouTube vlogger, and host on 98.7 The Bull, Cassidy Quinn provided announcements and fun energy to the Snowvana crowd all day and through the night!

Toyota presents The Girl Powder Lounge

Recognizing that only 40% of participants in snowsports are female, Snowvana was proud to introduce the Girl Powder Lounge featuring appearances by female athletes, equipment, apparel and instruction, specifically for women and girls who are passionate about skiing and snowboarding.

Earthcruiser Adventure Vehicles

If you’ve ever thought about taking the plunge and finally committing to live the #vanlife then Earthcruiser Adventure Vehicles was probably where you spent most of your time at Snowvana. Here is the EXP, named “Alpha Omega”, and the MOD camper, created in collaboration with 10 Barrel Brewing, that they brought to the coliseum!

Snowvana brewfest

Snowvana brewfest

Atomic Race Center

The Atomic Race Center featured alpine racing equipment and representatives from youth and adult race leagues to provide information on recreational ski racing programs on Mt. Hood. Attendees had the opportunity to meet World Cup downhiller AJ Kitt at the concourse level display on Saturday from 2-4pm.

One Wheel Demos

“It all comes down to creating vehicles from the future and riding them into the sunset with an ear to ear grin.” The One Wheel is a revolutionary mode of transportation invented by an avid snowboarder. Experts from Gorge Performance were at Snowvana to show everybody how it works and introduce the Portland shred community to “dry-land surfing”.

Snowvana brewfest

Snowvana brewfest

Yakima Frozen T-Shirt Contest presented by Atomic and Yeti Coolers

Snowvana attendees had 4 chances to win during our Frozen T-Shirt contests. The prizes included four Atomic Skis and eight Yeti Coolers and the competitions was held on the main stage. First person to unwrap their frozen t-shirt and place it on their body won!

Protect our Winters (POW) VR Lounge presented by ReRack

Attendees had the opportunity to join POW and experience the thrill of deep powder while exploring the importance of our winters as skiers Brody Leven and Kit Deslauriers took viewers on a virtual reality experience from the wilderness of the Sierras to the streets of D.C.

Oregon’s most popular resorts

Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Hood Skibowl, Timberline Lodge and Mt. Hood Meadowswere on hand to sell or renew season passes for the 2018-19 season. You could also win one of seven Snowvana Passes, good for access at all four resorts for the coming season.

Oregon's Most Popular Resorts

Nonprofit Partners

Snowvana has always been committed to giving back to the snow sports community and the many organizations who tirelessly work to support our passions. The non-profit organizations below were at Snowvana 2018 raffling great prizes and educating our guests about their important roles in making winter sports safer and more enjoyable for all.


Snowriders International

Protect Our Winters

Food Options

Having fun, shopping, and watching films can work up quite the appetite! Snowvana had diverse food options available last year, offering Mexican, Middle Eastern, pizza, and more. There was something for everybody to satisfy their taste buds.