Snowsports Industries America

Snow Sports Recycling Program

Snow Sports Recycling Program

The Snow Sports Recycling Program (SSRP) gives old gear new life. Its purpose is to divert as much unwanted snow sports equipment; ski, snowboards, boots, poles, helmets, from our local landfills, while preserving our planet’s limited natural resources through conservation. Moving into the program’s fourth season, approximately 350 tons of discarded snow sports equipment has been collected from five retail stores in the Denver area. That’s equivalent to 3,500 average refrigerators, or 375 -1967 VW Bugs.

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Program Overview and History

The SSRP began in Denver, Colorado, and has since expanded into Reno and Salt Lake City this past season. SIA plans a continued nationwide roll out for the program, which will help reduce environmental impact, conserve natural resources, and initiate sustainable design within the industry.

How Does the Program Work?

  1. Consumers drop off for free their old equipment at participating retail locations.
  2. Discarded equipment is either picked up, or dropped off at one our regional consolidators
  3. Equipment is taken to our processing facility in Johnstown Colorado and handled by our strategic partner Waste -Not Recycling

Snow Sports Recycling Program. The Mountain Knows. Old Gear = 100% Recyclable.

How are the Grinds Repurposed?

  • Construction industry for building materials related products
  • Landscaping industry, used in cultured rocks, blocks, and other lawn and garden items.

For additional information please send your questions to, or visit our website at

Snow Sports Recycling Program SnowSports Industries America The Mountain Knows

SIA Overview


May 22, 1954 (Founded as National Ski Equipment and Apparel Association)

Legal Status

A 501c(6) private, not-for-profit organization


8377-B Greensboro Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Washington, DC Metro-Area
Offices in CO, OR, RI


Chairman of the Board:
Bob Gundram, C3
David Ingemie
SIA Board of Directors

Subsidiary Sites

Snow Sports Insiders
Winter Feels Good
Winter Trails

Trade Show & Events

SIA Snow Show
On-Snow Demo/Ski-Ride Fest
Nordic Demo
Sourcing Snow
Summer Snowdown