Industry News and Features

Snowsports Industries America posts news and information about the winter outdoor industry - as well as press releases, brand stories and other member-focused blogs here in our news portal. Please forward press releases or any relevant news to [email protected].

The Business Case For Climate Action

By SIA | August 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

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

By SIA | July 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Administration Restricts Employee Visas

By SIA | July 1, 2020 | 0 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 […]

Senate Passes Great American Outdoors Act

By SIA | June 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

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 […]

SIA’s Statement On Anti-Racism

By SIA | June 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Silence in the face of racism is a statement. Racism has made the world, the workplace and our industry unequal and unsafe for far too long. We stand in solidarity with the peaceful protestors who are speaking out against the systemic injustices and racism that have plagued our nation for years. We can do better.” […]

High Fives’ Roy Tuscany Joins ESPN Sportscenter

By SIA | May 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

When ESPN released an article called “HAS THE CORONAVIRUS RUINED THE HIGH-FIVE?,” our friend, Roy Tuscany, the Founder and CEO of the legendary High Fives Foundation texted his friend Kenny Mayne at ESPN and asked him “why is ESPN trying to kill my foundation?”  Check out their conversation on ESPN: Roy Tuscany Joins The ESPN […]

SIA Consumer Sentiment and Behavior Tracker

By SIA | May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

As we continue to go through COVID-19 and now, a recession, it’s becoming more clear every week that things just keep changing at a very fast rate.  One of the most important things we can do to thoughtfully manage our companies while weighing risks and committing to next steps is  understanding consumer behavior and sentiment […]

SIA’s Quick Lap: NSAA’s Geraldine Link

By SIA | May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Climate Challenge, NSAA’s climate platform, was re-tooled this year, can you tell us about that program and the impact that it’s having? We have been busy at NSAA!  We revamped the entire Sustainable Slopes (http://nsaa.org/environment/sustainable-slopes/) program and updated our Climate Challenge program all in the same year.  The Climate Challenge provides a public reporting […]

The Outdoor Business Climate Partnership Joins 330 Businesses Calling for Climate Action

By SIA | May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

PARK CITY, UT, BOULDER, CO, LAKEWOOD, CO (May 13, 2020) Today, the Outdoor Business Climate Partnership (OBCP), an alliance between Snowsports Industries America (SIA), the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) joined “Lead On Climate 2020,” the largest ever call-to-action from the business community to the United States Congress to […]

SIA’s Member Quick Lap with Jon Fredrick, Country Manager of Equip USA, Parent Company of Rab and Lowe Alpine

By SIA | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last month Equip Outdoor Technologies, the parent company of Rab and Lowe Alpine, set up a Risk Management Action Plan to support retailers through this challenging economy. Can you tell us about that? On March 20th we rolled out the initial stages of our Risk Management Action Plan to help ease the commercial pressures on […]