Gaze west and you might start to get misty eyed at the sight of snow, just starting to accumulate on the slopes. If you're getting anxiously stoked to kick off the 2018-19 snow season, then this event gives you plenty of reason to make a weekend jaunt to Portland. Snowvana is a two-day fest that celebrates the things that make winter worth living for: skiing, snowboarding, music and local libations.
This is your chance to hang with stellar athletes including 2018 Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard, 2014 gold medalist Maddie Bowman, pro snowboarder Erika Vikander, Olympic downhiller AJ Kitt and freeskiing legend Sammy Carlson. The Mt. Hood Film Festival offers a host of winter sports films, and a virtual reality lounge gives you a chance to feel like you're riding powder, right now. With a gear sale from rad brands, a "Girl Powder Lounge" touting the accomplishments of women in snow sports, and beverages from 10 Barrel, Crater Lake Spirits and more, it's going to be a full weekend at the Memorial Coliseum.