Industry Press Release



Industry Veteran to Oversee Sales Operations for Custom Ski Magazine Industry Leader

Portsmouth, NH (March 11, 2010) — Hawthorn Publications, the leading publisher of ski magazines for snow resorts throughout North America, today announced the appointment of Josh Weis as Vice President of Sales, overseeing the company’s US and Canadian sales operations.

A ski industry veteran, Mr. Weis has been with Powder Magazine for over 12 years, serving the award winning publication as Publisher.

At Hawthorn Publications, Mr. Weis will be responsible for business development for the entire North American market and is charged with extending the reach of Hawthorn Publications’ custom content products particularly in the snow sports and mountain resort industry. “Josh’s passion for and knowledge of the snow sports industry makes him a key player in what will be a key market for Hawthorn’s expansion in the coming years,” says publisher Jessica Kaiser.

“I look forward to growing our publications to new levels of success in the ski industry, and am honored that I’ve been asked to lead its future growth and profitability,” says Weis.

About Hawthorn Publications

Hawthorn Publications is a leading publisher of custom ski magazines for snow resorts throughout North America with offices in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and San Francisco, California. Hawthorn currently publishes for more than 450 hospitality clients nationwide including Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Big Sky, Keystone Resort, Squaw Valley USA, Winter Park, Schweitzer, and more. Hawthorn’s dynamic staff have career backgrounds that range from Skiing Magazine to Outside Magazine and Timberland. Collectively, the staff logs more than 510 days on skis or boards every year. For more information, visit