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Snowsports Industries America (SIA) and Verde Brand Communications Announce Partnership to Galvanize Winter Outdoor Industry

August 3, 2021

Strategic Partnership Aims to Support Brands and Increase Participation in Winter Outdoor Sports Park City, Utah (Aug. 3, 2021) – As part of its roadmap for a thriving winter outdoor future, SIA has named Verde Brand Communications to lead its brand communications and public relations efforts. SIA’s core goals are centered around creating community and […]

Snowsports Industries America Voices Support for Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

July 30, 2021

PARK CITY, UT (July 30, 2021) – Today, Snowsports Industries America (SIA) announced their support of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, the most broadly supported carbon pricing bill in Congress. The bill puts a fee on carbon emissions from coal, oil and gas which, over time, will drive down carbon pollution as energy […]

Report shows Outdoor Industry has work to do on its online ADA compliance

July 26, 2021

Outdoor Sports Insurance evaluated industry sites for compliance EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA (Monday, July 26, 2021) — Today, marks the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Outdoor Sports Insurance (, the longest serving business insurance broker in Ski, Bike and Outdoor markets, recently completed a report evaluating over 275 outdoor […]

LEKI Moves Into the Future With a New Brand Identity

July 26, 2021

BUFFALO, NY (July 26, 2021) – Feeling the resurgence of the industry after the pandemic year, LEKI will unveil a fresh new look for the first time in 33 years in conjunction with a complete overhaul of their trekking and trail running pole collections in spring 2022. The relaunch will feature a new logo, an updated […]

Global Sales Guys Welcomes Industry Veteran, Dave Rosenberger, to Lead the Action Outdoor Category

July 21, 2021

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (July 21, 2021) – Global Sales Guys (GSG) – the Denver-based global sales agency serving specialty retailers – today announced that it has teamed up with Action Sports Industry veteran, Dave Rosenberger, for the newly created role of VP of Action Outdoor. Residing in Newport Beach, CA, Rosenberger will utilize his years […]

Smith & Koroyd File Intellectual Property Lawsuit Against Burton

July 15, 2021

Anon Snow Helmets with WaveCel Infringe Smith’s and Koroyd’s Patents Portland, Oregon (July 15, 2021) – Announced today, Smith and Koroyd have jointly filed a patent infringement action against Burton in the United States District Court for the District of Utah accusing Burton of infringing US Patent No.10,736, 373 (jointly owned by Smith & Koroyd) […]


July 15, 2021

Anon Snow Helmets with WaveCel Infringe Koroyd’s Patents Monaco (July 15, 2021) – Announced today, Koroyd have filed a patent infringement action against Burton in the District Court Düsseldorf, Germany, accusing Burton of infringing the German part of EP 1 694 152  by selling and importing Anon-branded Logan and Merak snow helmets that incorporate WaveCel® […]

SIA Joins Business Coalition Urging Against Vietnam Tariffs

July 14, 2021

With the one-year deadline for completing the two probes into Vietnam’s potential undervalued currency and illegal logging practices less than three months away and still unresolved, the business community has grown increasingly concerned that USTR could soon publish a list of Vietnamese exports that could be hit with 301 tariffs. This week, SIA joined 76 […]

Nick’s Notes – June 2021

July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021 Dear SIA Member: I trust you are enjoying the summer heat. Soon enough it will be snowing again! Just a quick note from me as we look to a much-needed long weekend – I hope you can take some time to enjoy it! It’s also a great opportunity to reflect on our […]

Phunkshun Wear Eyes Expansion Year With Eyes On Summer Market

June 28, 2021

Colorado Company Unveils Ultralite Tube, Hires New Sales Manager Boulder, CO (June 2021) – Phunkshun Wear, a Colorado-based company committed to sustainably manufacturing outdoor gear that delivers uncompromising performance and protection, today unveiled a new product line, sales manager, and public relations firm of record, all geared to expand the company’s footprint during an expansion […]