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Nick’s Notes – December 2020

December 16, 2020

December 16, 2020 Dear Members, Four months ago, I embarked on an intensive inclusion training program with both members of my board of directors and my fellow winter outdoor industry leaders. The journey has been messy, frustrating and altogether exhilarating. Mistakes are common, but humility, intentionality and kindness always prevail. Jointly, we are developing a […]

Nick’s Notes – November 2017

November 7, 2017

We’re over half way done with our series of Town Halls and Think Tanks, making eleven stops in eight different cities across the country and one stop in Canada. These have been incredibly rewarding opportunities to meet with members and stakeholders in their home regions and better understand what the most pressing priorities are for […]

Nick's Notes – November 2017

November 7, 2017

We’re over half way done with our series of Town Halls and Think Tanks, making eleven stops in eight different cities across the country and one stop in Canada. These have been incredibly rewarding opportunities to meet with members and stakeholders in their home regions and better understand what the most pressing priorities are 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 […]

Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show Stays in Denver

July 6, 2017

As I am sure, most of you have seen, today Emerald re-confirmed the date and location that we originally announced for the 2018 Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show. We are also pleased to see that the show will remain in Denver for the foreseeable future! This is great news for our industry! We hope this […]

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 […]

A Note from SIA's President, Nick Sargent: Three Month Check-In

May 9, 2016

Hello from SIA – It has been three months since I officially took over the position of president here at SIA. It’s been great to reconnect with friends from across the industry and meet so many of you. My #1 priority has been to make these first months a time of listening and learning. Our […]