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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 that makes real progress toward achieving Colorado’s science-based climate goals. Thank you to all of the SIA members who took time to elevate your influential voice on this important piece of […]

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 […]

SIA’s Statement On Anti-Racism

June 2, 2020

“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

May 28, 2020

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 […]