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Dates Confirmed for Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show, Outdoor Retailer Summer Market and Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Through 2022

October 19, 2017

Outdoor Retailer and SIA this week announced widely anticipated dates for the 2019-2022 outdoor and snowsport industry tradeshows. Please give us your opinion on these new dates by clicking here! Starting in November 2018, Outdoor Retailer moves to the beginning of the seasonal buying cycles, positioning the national show as the launch event and epicenter […]

SIA Participation Committee Drills Down on Industry Growth

September 28, 2017

As part of its re-invigorated commitment to stakeholders, SIA is working hard and moving forward with all of its winter initiatives. Recently, the SIA Participation Committee met with the most current SIA Participation report in front of them. Here’s what transpired that you can help them act on: About half the hour-long session was spent […]

These Photos Are Real: Patrollers Shred Silverton Mountain on September 24

September 24, 2017

The most recent low pressure system across the West dropped enough snow on the slopes for some very eager Silverton Mountain ski and snowboard patrollers to get the first turns of the season. And according to Silverton’s Jen Brill, the photos are real. The patrollers apparently could not resist the opportunity to ride the chairlift today […]

First North American Resort Opens for the Winter: Oregon's Mt. Bachelor, September 23, 2017

September 23, 2017

Bend, Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor became the first ski area in North America to offer skiing and snowboarding in advance of the 2017-18 winter season. Following a three-day snow storm that dropped more than a foot of snow, resort officials worked to place several terrain park features in the ski area’s tubing park at Mt. Bachelor’s […]

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

September 22, 2017

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

September 18, 2017

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

September 13, 2017

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

September 13, 2017

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

September 12, 2017

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

September 11, 2017

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 […]