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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 […]

What's Next for SIA: New President Nick Sargent Weighs in on the Sessions

March 3, 2016

SIA President Nick Sargent officially stepped into his new role last month as the 2016 SIA Snow Show came to a close. His predecessor of 39 years, David Ingemie, passed the torch to him in a ceremonial celebration. But Sargent has spent the last several months transitioning into his new position, and  brings with him a […]

Incoming President Nick Sargent on Tackling Weighty Winter Sports Issues, Driving With David Ingemie, and his Appreciation for a Good Pair of Wool Socks

November 16, 2015

The more time we spend with our incoming president, Nick Sargent, the more excited we get about SIA’s next chapter. Between strategy sessions, traveling to meet with many members and a few casual get-togethers (including Nick and his wife Ashley mixing “McLean Mules” for the team), we’ve learned a few fun and notable facts about […]

Incoming President Nick Sargent on his Path to SIA: From Hiking Stowe as a Grom to Helping Connect People With the Industry and Protecting the Future of Snow Sports

October 5, 2015

Incoming President Nick Sargent has been in our McLean offices for about a month now, and we’ve really enjoyed getting to know him while learning about his history and hearing about his vision. Now that we’ve settled into this transitional period at SIA, we thought it was a good time to sit down and ask […]