With spotlight on winter gear, Demo Day draws retailers to Solitude

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Nearly 60 outdoor-products companies displayed new winter recreational gear at Solitude Mountain Resort Tuesday for retailers at the All Mountain Demo Day, which signals the start of the annual Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, one of Utah's largest conventions.

Equipment and gadgets ranging from gloves to skis to camp stoves were available to try out and try on by the retailers, who will decide which make their stores and shelves.

The Winter Market, which begins a four-day run Wednesday that is not open to the public at the Salt Palace Convention Center, will feature nearly 1,000 exhibitors.