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SIA’s ClimateUnited Week, April 19-22, 2021

April 5, 2021

April 19-22, 2021, In partnership with The Underswell   To recognize Earth Day, we’ll be hosting a series of climate-related discussions to help inform us how our industry can best approach the climate challenge. Join us for a valuable session each day during ClimateUnited Week, April 19-22, 2021.   April 19, 2021, 11:00 a.m. MDT “Why […]

Colorado State Bill 21-200 Letter to the Senate President, Speaker of the House and Governor

March 31, 2021

  March 31, 2021 Leroy M. Garcia, Jr. Senate President Colorado General Assembly 200 E. Colfax Avenue, Room 272 Denver, CO 80203 Alec Garnett Speaker of the House Colorado General Assembly 200 E. Colfax Avenue, Room 307 Denver, CO 80203 Jared Polis Governor of Colorado 200 E. Colfax Avenue, Rm. 136 Denver, CO 80203 Dear […]

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 […]

Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Launches Six-Month Inclusion Training For Leaders in Winter Outdoor Industry

August 26, 2020

Commitment To Inclusion Highlights Organization’s Long-Term Plan Park City, Utah (Aug. 26, 2020) – Snowsports Industries America (SIA) announced today that it will kick off a six-month training program focused on inclusion in the winter outdoor industry. Joining SIA will be the leaders of the largest winter outdoor organizations in the country. Aimed at uniting […]

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 […]

RESTART Act – SIA letter to Congress signed by over 100 SIA member companies

August 6, 2020

Today SIA, along with over 100 of our members, sent the following letter to Congress. “With winter just around the corner, our industry is still facing a great deal of financial uncertainty. While the Paycheck Protection Program provided short-term relief and helped many remain employed and stay in business, unfortunately the pandemic has outlasted the […]

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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SIA’s Quick Lap: NSAA’s Geraldine Link

May 20, 2020

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 […]