Snowvana Experiences & Events

Meet Celebrity Athletes

This year Snowvana is proud to welcome some of snow sports’ biggest stars. You can get autographs, selfies and high fives from these incredible 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

Win one of seven Snowvana Passes that gives you access to Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Hood Skibowl and Timberline Lodge. Enter at the following sponsor displays: Toyota, Point S Tires, Yakima Racks, Northlake Snow Rider Wellness Center, Earthcruiser, Brew Dr. Kombucha, and Crater Lake Spirits.

US Outdoor’s Snowrageous Gear Sale

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

Snowvana brewfest

Snowvana brewfest

Kids Sale and Leasing Program

New this year is our huge Kids Gear and Apparel sale on the Concourse level. Families will find incredible deals including a LEASE OPTION so no one ever grows out of their equipment!

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.

This year we’re featuring an all new, stationary ski and board ramp custom built for Snowvana to help kids get a feel for their first time on “snow.” The ramp will be staffed by certified instructors from Mogul Busters and skis, boots and boards will be provided.

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 will be providing entertainment on the concourse Saturday afternoon.

Youth Music Project

The Northlake Snowrider Wellness Center

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

He may still be a puppy but Bruno was looking larger than life on his visit from Timberline Lodge.

Bruno the St. Bernard

MC – Cassidy Quinn

You probably recognize her voice from TV and the radio but this year you can hear and meet her at Snowvana. Current host of Tonight with Cassidy on KGW-TV, avid YouTube vlogger, and host on 98.7 The Bull, Cassidy Quinn will be Snowvana’s MC extraordinaire this year.

Toyota presents The Girl Powder Lounge

Recognizing that only 40% of participants in snowsports are female, Snowvana is proud to present 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. ZGirls mentoring organization will also be on hand providing information on their empowerment through sports camps for girls.

Earthcruiser Adventure Vehicles

Been thinking about taking the plunge and finally committing to live the #vanlife? Earthcruiser will be bringing two of their models to Snowvana this year and you’ll definitely want to bring your checkbook. Come check out the EXP, named “Alpha Omega”, and the MOD camper, created in collaboration with 10 Barrel Brewing.

Snowvana brewfest

Snowvana brewfest

Atomic Race Center

The Atomic Race Center will feature alpine racing equipment and representatives from youth and adult race leagues to provide information on recreational ski racing programs on Mt. Hood. Attendees can meet downhiller AJ Kitt at this 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. Come let the experts from Gorge Performance show you how it works and see what “dry-land surfing” is all about!

Snowvana brewfest

Snowvana brewfest

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

Win one of four Atomic Skis or eight Yeti Coolers in one of four Frozen T-Shirt Contests on the main stage. First person to unwrap their frozen t-shirt and place it on their body wins!

Friday 7:45pm
Saturday 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm
On-site entries only in main stage area.

Protect our Winters (POW) VR Lounge presented by ReRack

Join POW in experiencing the thrill of deep powder while exploring the importance of our winters as skiers Brody Leven and Kit Deslauriers take 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 Meadowswill be on hand to sell or renew season passes for the 2018-19 season. You can also win one of seven Snowvana Passes good for unlimited access at all four resorts for the coming season. Visit participating sponsors exhibits to enter.

Oregon's Most Popular Resorts

Nonprofit Partners

Snowvana is 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 will be at Snowvana 2018 raffling great prizes and educating our guests about their important roles in making winter sports safer and more enjoyable for all. Stop by their booths and show some love!


Snowriders International

Protect Our Winters

Food Options

Having fun, shopping, and watching films can work up quite the appetite! Don’t worry, enjoy a bite to eat at Snowvana with our diverse food options available this year. Mexican, middle eastern, pizza, and more, you will be sure to find something to satisfy your tastebuds!