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Echo Mountain Joins Colorado Ski Country USA

August 31, 2017

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?

August 29, 2017

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

August 24, 2017

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 […]

Kohlberg Just Purchased a Large Share of the Snow Sports Market

May 30, 2017

Late last week, Newell Brands Inc. announced that Kohlberg and Company, a private equity company out of Mount Kisco, NY will purchase Newell’s portfolio of winter brands for $240M. Kohlberg’s acquisition of brands including winter K2, Volkl, Marker, Dalbello, Madshus, Line, Ride, Full Tilt, BCA, Atlas, and Tubbs will make Kohlberg and Company the largest […]

Nick's Notes – April 2017

April 24, 2017

With many resorts closing this past weekend and winter slowly coming to an end, we are keenly focused on the job ahead. Throughout the spring and summer, we will be working to develop more tools to help strengthen our value to SIA’s members. Focus groups, new research and data projects, educational programs, and a look […]

Nick's Notes – March17

March 28, 2017

    Spring is here and I couldn’t be more thrilled to hear about how the snow continues to be great pretty much anywhere and everywhere you go! I’m sharing this month’s notes a bit later than usual because we have been waist-deep in planning for the year ahead. Our goal of reshaping the vision […]

Nick's Notes – February 2017

February 16, 2017

Thanks to all who came out to the 2017 Snow Show and the On-Snow Demo. We were pleased with the renewed sense of energy and excitement surrounding the Show and hope you were too.  As we consider many options for the path forward, we want to hear from you! I have added the link to […]

Nick's Notes – January 2017: 7 Days Until the Snow Show

January 19, 2017

7 days and counting! My team and I are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Snow Show next week and the agenda for Denver is stacked. First off, you will notice changes within the Show – from the overall look and feel, layout of the floor, new exhibition areas, and social events, to the […]

Rossignol’s Nick Castagnoli on The Sessions @ SIA

April 4, 2016

  Rossignol’s Nick Castagnoli discusses maintaining a top position in the ski hard goods market, new carbon technology & the decision to consolidate its bindings offering. When you have the top two selling skis in North America, how do you possibly go up from there? Rossignol has been a staple in the ski industry since […]