Well there are never really any newschool companies with booths there. Line had one a few years back, but thats about it. Realistically, there isn't much point, since most of the people that go there are just gomers (actually quite a few people that go there are really cool; had some great conversations over three days) and they dont really have much interest in newschool shit, so the the need for a booth cant be justiied, afterall, this isn't something like SIA or other WSSRA events, where shops are looking to buy stuff for the coming seasons. Not to mention the booths cost anywhere from $1250-$9000, so why spend that to put up a few skis? Who knows, maybe they don't care? Hell, there were some random ass booths there, and they had to spend the money, its not like they couldn't be there, anybody could have practically. Just a little devils advocate there.
And for fat skis, there were some fat skis there for sure, but thats not a very big market, especially here.
And speaking of pilchuck, there are some really cool people that work there (its just a few miles from me) and some really knowledgable ones too, but just not quite as exposed in the newschool realm. Also, pricey (in some instances). I remember walking in a few years ago, and their AR5s were something like $50 above MSRP. eeeeeeeee