Oregon’s 6th Annual Snowvana Stokefest Returns to Get Skiers and Riders Stoked

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The Snowvana Stokefest is back. | Photo courtesy of Indy Pass

Portland, Oregon – Toyota presents the 6th Annual Snowvana Stokefest, the Northwest’s largest snow sports festival featuring three days of films, gear, resorts, interactive features, and live music for snow riders of all ages.

November 18-20 – Oregon Convention Center, Halls C & D

Friday 4-9 pm, Saturday 11 am – 7 pm, Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

Kids 12-and-under are FREE, thanks to Nokian Tyres

Adults: $12 advance, $16 at the door

3-Day Pass: $25 advance, $29 at the door

Two-for-One Tickets with Toyota ignition key at the box office DOS only

With snow piling up in the Cascades and Western ski resorts opening early, Snowvana will kick off the 2022/23 season to get Portland area snowriders pumped up and properly outfitted for another great season in the Pacific Northwest.

125 features, activities, and exhibits from resorts, snow sports brands, and sponsors will provide fun and entertainment for skiers, snowboarders, and families who love sliding on snow. Many of the Northwest’s most popular resorts, including Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Bachelor, and Skibowl, will be on hand to share what’s new for 22/23. Advance tickets are selling at a record pace.

The Northwest’s Largest Selection of the Cutting Edge Gear at Show Prices

Over 50 equipment manufacturers and representatives will be on hand, along with top area retailers Next Adventure, Hillcrest Sports, Daddies Board Shop, and Foster Outdoor featuring over 40,000 square feet of new equipment, apparel, and accessories, available at special show pricing.

The Northwest’s Largest Ski Swap

In addition to a massive display of new gear, Snowvana will feature the Northwest’s largest ski swap with thousands of gently used skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, apparel, and accessories priced at up to 70% off original retail. Skiers and riders can consign their own slightly used equipment at the swap by dropping them off before the show. Details here.

Drop-off Location and Times:

  • 411 NE 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
  • Thursday, November 17th, from 11 am – 7 pm
  • Friday, November 18th, from 9 am – 1 pm
Snowvana. | Photo courtesy of Indy Pass

1000 Free Kids Skis

Next Adventure will be giving away a free pair of kids’ skis to the first 1000 “never-ever” kid skiers. “My first pair of skis” will allow kids to practice walking in skis and get accustomed to the awkward feeling of “oversized feet.”

The Mt. Hood Film Festival, presented by White Claw, offers 15 feature films, shorts, and music videos by some of the world’s top filmmakers. Snowvana admission gives attendees access to all films in a high-definition, surround-sound theater environment. Filmmakers include Teton Gravity Research, Matchstick Productions, Level 1, Blank Films, and Benshi Creative.

Plus, winners from the inaugural Snowvana Amateur Film Competition presented by Level 1 and Unofficial Networks will talk about their films and receive awards and cash prizes of $5000. Screening schedule here.

Gear-Tree” Auction

Bid on a fresh-cut holiday tree sponsored and decorated with loads of merchandise from ten snow sports brands, or purchase a “blank” tree for just $49. 100% of proceeds will benefit Snowdays Foundation – Empowering Youth Through Snowboarding, and Antfarm Youth Services – Life Changing Learning Experiences for Youth. 

The Crater Lake Spirits Music Stage will feature Portland artists, the Lonesome Pinecones, Kathleen Hollingsworth and Mad Love, Sarah Gwen, Dave Tragethon, and Michael Jodel. Music schedule here.

The North Lake Snowrider Fitness Center will offer fitness and flexibility evaluations for injury prevention and pre-season training. Plus, enter the North Lake plank contest daily – each winner takes home a pair of Atomic Bent Chetler skis.

Win One of Three Snowvana All-Mountain Season Passes

Enter to win an All-Mountain Season Pass good for access to Mt. Hood Meadows, Timberline, Mt. Bachelor, and Skibowl at the Nokian/Point S Tires, Northlake Fitness, and Toyota displays.

Other features include:

  • Atomic Frozen T-Shirt Contests Presented by ReRack
  • High Cascade Half-pipe presented by Sierra Nevada
  • Shred Academy Mt. Bike Skills Course presented by Vida Mate
  • Kids Dog Sled Rides by Cascade Sled Dog Club Oregon Trail of Dreams
  • Mogul Busters’ Learn to Ski Ramp, presented by Mt. Hood Skibowl
  • Next Adventure Backcountry Pavilion, presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing
  • All new Boot Sizing Station with free foot sizing analysis
  • The first 100 people receive a free gift from Mt. Bachelor and a Tamarack lift ticket each day.
  • Mt. Hood Job Fair
  • Sunday Family Day – first 500 kids get a free poster and grab-bag swag from participating manufacturers (while supplies last)
  • Virtual Reality Ski Race Lounge
  • Shred Academy’s Mountain Bike Skills Course
  • Nokian and Point S Tires present the Tire Chain Challenge
  • Gear Valet to check your new merchandise while you enjoy the show
  • Ski Vacation Pavilion, where you can meet with destination resorts and plan your next mountain getaway
Photo courrtesy of Indy Pass

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