Safety on and off the piste has come to be an important issue within the winter sports industry – and that’s not just on the basis of helmets and goggles having been part of the standard equipment worn even by recreational sports enthusiasts for some time now. Special hardware, such as protective gear, avalanche transceivers, avalanche airbags, snow shovels, avalanche probes, and even emergency radio technology, is also appealing to an ever expanding range of customers. ISPO Munich is putting the issue of safety firmly in the spotlight with its Snow and Safety Platform, which you’ll be able to find in Hall A3.
One thing visitors to ISPO Munich 2020 can be sure of is that if they head to halls A1 to A5 (easily accessible via the West Entrance), they will be treated to a full overview of the entire outdoor sports market. There they will find suppliers of exclusive specialist climbing equipment, the hottest water sports labels, and suppliers catering to multiple segments across the outdoor sports industry.
Besides the trends in hardware, Snowsports will also be showing new products in clothing and accessories. Each hall is dedicated to the indispensable accessories for winter sports and shows colour and design trends for winter jackets, functional clothing, ski and snowboard trousers, gloves, caps, underwear and much more.
The center of the Woolstreet is natural wool surrounded by related products made from processed wool fibers.
ISPO Munich dedicates the “Snowsports Media Lounge” to the topics snowboarding & freeskiing. The most important print magazines and online platforms of the sector can be found in this focus area.
Skiing has long ceased to be synonymous with alpine skiing. If you say skiing, you can mean carving on the piste, freeskiing in the fun park or over moguls, freeriding in the backcountry or ski touring. Hall B5 is entirely dedicated to skiing. The Focus Area “Heros of Ski” in your midst shows the ski legends of the past & present, including the product technology. The combination “Past to Now” creates an exciting arc that brings past and present stars and their equipment to life.
Halls B2 to B6 are home to everything specialist dealers, retailers, and representatives of purchasing associations need to know about the trends for the new season and beyond. The halls in the Snowsports segment have been clearly divided up into different categories, giving the audience of some 85,000 trade visitors (including around 2,000 journalists and influencers) at ISPO Munich a full overview of the market.
People find winter sports exciting and we are with them! The winning combination of snow and sport continues to be as popular as ever. In fact, it is gaining in appeal, with sporting types taking to the snow-covered stage armed with one innovative idea and product after the other. Winter sports facilities are welcoming unprecedented visitor numbers, as they adapt to respond to the diverse demands of the population.
ISPO Munich – the world’s largest trade fair for the sports business – is ready to reveal the trends set to take hold on and off the piste in future. The hall design has been updated and the optimized “Snowsports” segment reunites skiing and snowboarding, while forging synergies with all other winter sports.
All things skiing
For a long time now, skiing has meant so much more than just your traditional alpine skiing. If you’re heading out for a spot of skiing, you could be carving on piste, freestyling at the leisure park or over moguls, freeriding in the backcountry, or ski touring.
We might have to change the name to “sport and leisure in the wintry mountains” these days. The journey, depending on the specific circumstances, is made by plane, train, bus, or car. The equipment is more and more often hired on site and the piste and weather conditions determine whether skiers head to the piste, into the backcountry, or off to build igloos with the little ones under the watchful eye of an instructor. And even the evening après-ski agenda is optional these days. For one thing, you’ve got the option of going to the spa.
The sheer diversity that exists now is reflected in the Snowsports segment (but don’t worry – we haven’t neglected good old alpine skiing entirely). As a permanent entry on the calendar of international sports business professionals, ISPO Munich is responding to the latest demands within the winter sports sector.
Some leisure athletes like it less adventurous. For people who move comfortably through the snow landscapes, there is now an impressive portfolio of sports and locomotion equipment. Cross-country skiing has its place in ISPO Munich's snow sports segment just as much as snowshoe hiking, sledging or ice skating. Their common home is Hall B6.
The new diversity is a development that also affects service providers and manufacturers of service machines who have to offer their services for a growing range of different products. In the new snow sports segment you will find the latest innovations for waxing, grinding and fitting shoes, skis and boards. Winter sports are twice as much fun with perfect material.
The whole spectrum of winter sports - in the snow sports halls of ISPO Munich. We look forward to seeing you!
- Retailers selling equipment, clothing, and accessories for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ice skating, and sledding
- Retailers based in chains and department stores with sports departments
- Managers of hotels, resorts, and facilities that offer winter sports
- Skiing and snowboarding instructors, trainers, and coaches