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Fischer Reopens Grants Program for 2020

By SIA | December 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Backcountry and Alpine focus grows for the coming year Fischer announced today the application period for their 2020 Grants Program. The Fischer Grants program, an ongoing outreach program aimed at promoting access and engagement to skiing in the United States focus on youth and underserved ski populations, snowmaking efforts, education and outreach. “We’ve seen this […]

How Millennials Have Reshaped Retail in the Outdoors

By SIA | December 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

What The New Generation of Consumers is Looking For and Where to Find Them. By Lily Krass Imagine you’re looking for skis for the upcoming season. You run a quick online search for “Best Skis 2019,” and dozens of articles pop up from esteemed publications telling you which skis will work best for touring powder, […]

Western Resource Advocates Welcomes 2 New Board Members: North Face Global Director of Sports Marketing Jamie Starr, SCARPA North America CEO Kim Miller

By SIA | December 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

 Boulder, Colo. (December 10, 2019) – Western Resource Advocates President Jon Goldin-Dubois today announced that Kim Miller, CEO of SCARPA North America, and Jamie Starr, Global Director of Sports Marketing at The North Face, have joined WRA’s Board of Directors. Miller and Starr contribute business experience and insight from the outdoor recreation industry that will help […]

Picture Organic Clothing receives B Corporation® certification

By SIA | December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Picture Organic Clothing receives B Corporation® certification The rigorous process validates the brand’s quest to use business as a force for good, provides road map for future. ANNECY, France. (November 27, 2019) – Picture Organic Clothing, makers of recycled, organic, and bio-sourced products for board sports, is proud to announce they have earned B CORP […]

Snowsports Industries America To Connect with Consumers

By SIA | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Snowsports Industries America To Connect with Consumers Agrees To Acquire BEWI Ski and Snowboard Consumer Expos PARK CITY, UT (November 15, 2019). Today, Snowsports Industries America (SIA) announced its intention to acquire the consumer-focused Boston and Denver Ski and Snowboard Expos from BEWI Productions, Inc (“BEWI”). BEWI, founded in 1979 under the leadership of its […]

Picture Organic Clothing signs three new North American Athletes to the Picture Family

By SIA | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

  From big mountain to freestyle, these seasoned athletes represent Picture’s brand ethos and will propel brand awareness in North America. DENVER, Colo. (November 14, 2019) – Picture Organic Clothing, makers of recycled, organic, and bio-sourced products for board sports, proudly introduces three new members to their North American athlete team, Nat Segal of British […]

FIVE STEPS FOR SKI IMPORTERS TO EVALUATE FACTORY SKI WAX UNDER THE TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)

By SIA | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ski wax is regulated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under TSCA, including factory wax that is used on skis and boards to keep them healthy and fresh in the warehouse.  If your company imports a factory ski wax or skis and snowboards that have a factory wax applied to them, here’s what you […]

Global Sales Guys Welcomes Outdoor Industry Veteran, Sasha Dietschi Cooper.

By SIA | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Global Sales Guys welcomes outdoor industry veteran, Sasha Dietschi Cooper. The sales and retail leader will focus on business development and go-to-market strategies for GSG. DENVER, Colo. (November 7, 2019) – Global Sales Guys, the Denver based global sales agency, announced today that it is teaming up with outdoor industry veteran, Sasha Dietschi-Cooper. Cooper’s previous […]

The Outdoor Business Climate Partnership Celebrates The Senate Climate Solutions Caucus

By SIA | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

    The Outdoor Business Climate Partnership Applauds The Senate Climate Solutions Caucus New Bipartisan Membership Indicates Increased Focus on Climate Change In Washington Boulder, CO, Lakewood, CO and Park City, UT November 7, 2019. Today, the Outdoor Business Climate Partnership (OBCP) applauded the formation of the new bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus. The new […]

Snowsports Merchandising Corporation Adopts Next-Generation B2B Technology

By SIA | October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

PlumRiver’s Elastic Platform to Power Winter Sports Market Megadeal Meeting Springfield, MA, October 16, 2019 – Snowsports Merchandising Corporation (SMC), North America’s premier coalition of winter sports specialty retailers, is taking a major step to streamline the wholesale purchasing process for its members. SMC is partnering with PlumRiver Technologies to utilize their next-generation Elastic Suite […]