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New Season Pass Includes Season-Long Access to Glenwood Hot Springs

By | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sunlight Mountain Resort launched a new pass option that adds season-long soaking at Glenwood Hot Springs in addition to skiing and riding at Sunlight for the 2017-18 season. Called the Sunny Soaker Pass, the new offering is  essentially a combination of Sunlight’s season pass, and Glenwood Hot Springs, off-season value pass, said Troy Hawks, marketing and […]

The Top Ten Ways to Get Ready for Ski Season

By | September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

We’ve all seen the pictures on Instagram by now…snow in the high country! Well, there’s no putting it off any longer then. It’s time to get stoked, and ready for ski season, for real, and here’s how. Secure your season pass. Prices are going up fast! Any day now you will be paying more for […]

Nick’s Notes – September 2017

By Nick Sargent | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Welcome back from summer! I hope you all had an enjoyable time during these hot summer months! I just returned from an exploratory trip to China as a guest of the World Winter Sports Expo. As you may have heard, the Chinese government has declared they will have 300,000,000 skiers/snowboarders by 2022. Even if they […]

Eastern Rep Groups Complete Their Merger

By | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is common knowledge that over the past several years, the Eastern Outdoor Reps Association and New England Sports Reps have studied the pros and cons of merging both organizations into a new entity, and in January 2017, both memberships voted to execute the merger. Last week on August 7, the bylaws for the new […]

NPD Group Details What Sports Retail Can Learn from Fast Fashion

By | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to NPD Sports Industry Analyst Matt Powell, given the current malaise in the U.S. sports business, it is important for the industry to look across the retail landscape for ideas on how to improve its current condition: The world of fast fashion may offer some clues. While the social costs of fast fashion are […]

Paddlesports Retailer Announces New Location for 2018

By | September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Paddlesports Retailer, the official tradeshow for the paddlesports industry that broke away from Outdoor Retailer last year, said it will move to Oklahoma City in 2018, after its first edition in Madison, Wisconsin earlier this summer. The new location was chosen for its commitment to creating a world-class urban paddlesports venue on the Oklahoma River. Over […]

Spark R&D Says Stoke is High for 17/18 Season with Pillow Line Straps, Crossbar Clips and Canted Pucks

By | September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Based out of Bozeman, Montana, Spark R&D is a rider owned and operated snowboarding brand dedicated to pushing innovation in splitboarding since 2006. With a view of the Bridger Mountains from its shop, they design and build splitboard bindings and accessories by putting backcountry performance first. The local brand unveiled its latest innovations and improvements […]

Echo Mountain Joins Colorado Ski Country USA

By | August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced that Echo Mountain in Idaho Springs will join the association effective immediately as its 23rd member resort. Echo Mountain, which is only 50 minutes away from downtown Denver and offers night skiing six nights a week, becomes the 23rd member of CSCUSA. The ski area will join Colorado Ski Country […]

Is This the First Truly Carbon Balanced Brand in the Snowsports Industry?

By | August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nikwax — global leader in aftercare products for outdoor performance gear and apparel — celebrated its 40th anniversay by carbon balancing the entirety of its operations, dating back to 1977. Since 2007, the brand has been working with World Land Trust to offset its yearly emissions, as well as going back and offsetting each year […]

Newell Brands Technical Apparel Announces New Sales Leader

By | August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Newell Brands Technical Apparel (NBTA), a division of Newell Brands, globally recognized designer, developer, marketer and retailer of high-performance technical apparel and equipment with a portfolio of brands that includes Marmot and ExOfficio, is pleased to announce Deanna Fleming as the new Head of Global Sales and Business Development.  Fleming, who joined the company in […]