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The UN IPCC Report: The Most Urgent Call For Action

August 11, 2021

Emerging through the trees onto an exposed ridge above Vail this past weekend, we looked around a surreal smoky landscape and I pointed out into the hazy, gray nothingness and said to my two sons, “on a normal day, you’d see giant mountains all around us.” Then, the next morning, as we took our first […]

SIA Joins Business Coalition Urging Against Vietnam Tariffs

July 14, 2021

With the one-year deadline for completing the two probes into Vietnam’s potential undervalued currency and illegal logging practices less than three months away and still unresolved, the business community has grown increasingly concerned that USTR could soon publish a list of Vietnamese exports that could be hit with 301 tariffs. This week, SIA joined 76 […]

Fact Sheet: Colorado’s Climate Legislation, HB21-1266

June 11, 2021

After months of debate and outreach by key stakeholders, including SIA’s Colorado-based winter outdoor industry members, Governor Polis signed HB21-1266, a piece of legislation which will advance environmental justice and help the state make progress toward reaching its science-based climate goals Thank you to all of the SIA members who took time to elevate your […]

55 Winter Outdoor Industry Businesses Celebrate The U.S. Re-Entry Into The Paris Climate Agreement

January 20, 2021 2 Comments

Today, as the U.S. began the process of re-entering the Paris Climate Agreement, 55 winter outdoor industry businesses sent a letter to the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy For Climate John Kerry, expressing support for the Administration’s commitment to addressing climate change and their thanks for re-committing the United States to the Paris Climate Agreement. ~ […]

The Winter Outdoor Industry Celebrates The Paris Climate Agreement’s Anniversary

December 11, 2020

Saturday, December 12, 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the historic Paris Climate Agreement. In 2021, the United States will re-enter the Paris Agreement and once again be a constructive player in the global effort to tackle climate change. To celebrate this milestone, as part of the “We Are Still In” movement, SIA, the Outdoor […]

Launching A Decade Of Climate Action

September 23, 2020 1 Comments

These are challenging times for all of us. And for those of us who live in the West, the last few months have been devastating. The summer of 2020 was the hottest on record in the Northern Hemisphere, leading to drought conditions all across the West. And as if on cue, wildfires of historic proportion […]

The Business Case For Climate Action

August 11, 2020

With the winter outdoor industry still reeling from the impacts of COVID-19, it’s tough to look too far ahead and discuss the next big issue facing our industry. We’re all feeling the impacts of the sudden closures that forced our industry into survival mode back in March, and what made it even more challenging was […]

What the Ski Industry Should Know About Two New Rules Regulating Long-Chain PFAS

July 20, 2020

By: Tracy Heinzman, Wiley-Rein LLP Martha Marrapese, Wiley-Rein LLP This month will see two significant regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register to tighten controls on long chain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These rules affect the ability of companies to continue to make or use certain long chain PFAS […]

Administration Restricts Employee Visas

July 1, 2020 1 Comments

Last week, the Trump Administration temporarily suspended new foreign worker visas until December 31, 2020. The visas included are L-1 visas for intracompany transfers, H-1Bs for workers in high-tech occupations as well as the H-4 visa for spouses, as well as H-2Bs for temporary non-agricultural workers and most J-1 visas for exchange visitors—which many ski […]

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Senate Passes Great American Outdoors Act

June 17, 2020

This morning, the US Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act with overwhelming bipartisan support, fully funding the Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million a year and providing much-needed support to the infrastructure and access opportunities to our National Parks and the public lands that we all recreate on – and that generate […]