Portland, Oregon—This season, Salomon Oasis, the Ultimate Hook-Up, travels to 15 winter resorts providing free equipment demos, tons of giveaways and terrain park jam sessions. The 2006 tour kicks off Thanksgiving weekend at Stratton Mountain, Vermont.

Participants can test-ride Salomon’s 06′ line-up of skis and snowboards and see how they perform on the hill. After the test-ride, guests will receive a $100 rebate on a pair of Salomon skis or a $75 rebate on a Salomon Snowboard, redeemable at their local ski shop. They can also pick up a Salomon Oasis Hook-Up Card and get the chance to win over $100,000 in prizes like Salomon apparel or a free pair of skis or snowboard. Oasis visitors can also win one of six grand prizes including a custom snowmobile from Salomon Snowboards or one of five trips for two to Europe courtesy of Ricola and the Swiss Tourism Commission. Prize drawings will take place each day of the tour at 3:00 pm in the Oasis Village.

Each Saturday of the Tour, Snowboarder Magazine will “Get the Shot” at the terrain park, supported by Powerade’s new drink —Advance. The best shot of the day will be featured on Snowboarder Magazine and Salomon Oasis websites.

Guests can also check out the latest from Salomon Oasis’ cutting-edge partners like Saab, POWERade, Ricola, Men’s Journal, American Express and other companies that cater to snow-riders worldwide. Check out Saab’s 06′ line-up including the all-wheel drive 9-7X at www.saab.com, refuel with a free sample of Advance by POWERade, refresh with free Ricola Breath Mints and pick up a complimentary Men’s Journal magazine. Oasis visitors that reserve their demo with an American Express card will also get a free pair of Salomon gloves while supplies last.

“You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test-drive,” explains Salomon Marketing Director Bo Johnson. “Why buy a pair of skis or a board without taking them for a test-ride? That’s why we created Salomon Oasis. It’s a great opportunity to test our entire line-up free of charge and win a ton of free products from Salomon and Oasis partners. It’s the Ultimate Hook-Up.”

Salomon Oasis 2006 Tour Schedule

November 26-27
Stratton Mountain, Vermont

December 3 – 4
Loon Mountain,New Hampshire

December 17-18
Okemo Mountain, Vermont

December 30-31
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina

January 7 – 8
Hunter Mountain, New York

January 14-16
Copper Mountain, Colorado

January 21-22
Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado

January 28-29
Blue Mountain, Ontario, Canada

February 4 – 5
Park City, Utah

February 11-12
Crystal Mountain, Washington

February 18-19
Whistler Blackcomb, Vancouver B.C.

February25-25
Heavenly Mountain, California

March 4 – 5
Boyne Mountain, Michigan

March 11-12
Granite Peak at Rib Mountain, Wisconsin

March 24-26
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon