It's that time of year again, and it's one of the biggest times of the year. The SIA tradshow in Denver, Colorado and Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado are kicking off tomorrow, and naturally, Newschoolers is going to be on hand at both, working our busy lil' buns off to keep all of you informed on anything and everything that's going down between now and Sunday. Here's the lowdown...

This year's SIA has been moved from its longtime home in the City of Sin, Las Vegas, Nevada to the Mile High City, Denver, Colorado (yeah we know, we're not in love with the idea either, but we're still going to act like we're in Vegas, so look out Denver!), and we're going to have such a motley content crue in attendance covering it for you that we'll look probably end up looking like skiing's version of Entourage while walking around the show (Mr. Bishop is Turtle).

Denver. Where's the blackjack tables and strippers?

For those of you who don't know, the SIA tradeshow takes place annually at the end of January and is the biggest ski and snowboard retail show in North America. It's where all the companies show off their next year's gear and hock it to shops across North America, and usually there's a party or two...or 27.

NS will be bringing you daily coverage on the show, where we'll be hooking you up with photos and NSTV videos complete with as many details as we can muster on all 2010/2011 gear. The show begins tomorrow, so get ready for daily in depth updates on all the fun.

NSTV returns at SIA.

Also, you've heard about that new thing called Twitter that all the kids are doing right? Well Newschoolers is all over it, but we're feeling a bit emo over the fact that we only have 2,000 followers when there's over 200,000 different people coming to NS every month. So here's your chance to sign up, because we'll be busting out a ton of rapid fire updates live from the tradeshow floor with 140-character tidbits of info and plenty of photos, so you can stay on top of everything that's going down while waiting for us to upload 100+ photos at once in the daily updates. So don't be behind the times...follow us now at Twitter.com/Newschoolers!

Xavier Bertoni. photo: John Vandervalk

And just down the road from Denver in Lloyd Christmas' favorite Colorado town...a place where the beer flows like wine and where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano...Aspen, Winter X Games 14 will be going off like never before, beginning tonight! And even though the Superbowl of action sports is going down on the exact same days at SIA, we'll be there too, thanks to a top-secret human cloning machine we borrowed off the Rolling Stones' management team.

Lyndon Sheehan. photo: John Vandervalk

Tucker Perkins. photo: John Vandervalk

Practice has been going off over the last couple of days, and if what's been taking place is any indication, things are about to get real, real serious. TJ Schiller has called the slopestyle course the best one he's ever skied at X Games, and the 22-foot immaculate superpipe is looking a touch longer than usual, which could make for even more trickery than we've seen in the past.

AJ Kemppainen. photo: John Vandervalk

Ian Cosco. photo: John Vandervalk

Tom Wallisch. photo: John Vandervalk

We'll have coverage on every single event including words on what went down, high-quality photos for you to drool over, and NSTV footage of the action along with interviews with your favorite athletes and some fun behind the scenes stuff. Here's the schedule of everything that's going down on the ski side of things (all times are in MST)...

Wednesday, January 27th

Women's Superpipe Elimination - 7pm - 8:30pm MST

Thursday, January 28th

Men's Slopestyle Elimination - 10am - 12pm MST

Women's Slopestyle Final - 1pm - 2:30pm MST

Friday, January 29th

Women's Superpipe Final - 4:30pm - 5:30pm MST

Big Air Elimination - 5:30pm - 6pm MST

Big Air Final - 7pm - 7:30pm MST

Saturday, January 30th

Men's Slopestyle Final - 2:30pm - 4pm MST

Men's Superpipe Elimination - 5pm - 6:30pm MST

Sunday, January 31st

Men's Superpipe Final - 5pm - 6:30pm MST

Superpipe High Air - 7:30pm - 8pm MST

And for those of you who aren't lucky enough to be in the Aspen area to watch all the madess unfold live and in person, here's the TV schedule so you can couch potato it up this weekend (all times are in EST)...

Thursday, January 28th

Men's Slopestyle Elimination (and other events) - 12pm - 3pm EST on ESPN 2

Friday, January 29th

Women's Slopestyle Final (and other events) - 12pm - 3pm EST on ESPN

Women's Superpipe Final & Big Air (and other events) - 7pm - 11pm EST on ESPN 2

Saturday, January 30th

Men's Slopestyle Final (and other events) - 4pm - 6pm EST on ESPN 2

Sunday, January 31st

Men's Superpipe Final & High Air (and other events) - 7pm - 10pm EST on ESPN

And once again, remember to keep your eyes on our Twitter, as we'll be posting up to the minute results on everything that's going down both there and in the forums so you guys are totally up to date while we get the updates ready for you...because we love you.

So get your popcorn ready and duct tape yourself to your computer chair Newschoolers...it's going to be a crazy week!


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