Industry Press Release

Snow Sports Go Green


Ft. Lauderdale Ski and Snowboard Show Showcases Eco-Friendly Apparel, Equipment and Vacations

Fort Lauderdale, FL ( September 23, 2010) — Now in its 21st year, the Fort Lauderdale Ski and Snowboard Show, presented by Peter Glenn Ski & Sports, returns October 1- 3 to the Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Skiers, snowboarders, winter weather sports enthusiasts and their families will find mountains of fun and blowout prices on clothing, accessories, top-of-the-line equipment and travel packages from a number of manufacturers and operators on the cutting edge of green technology and practices.

“We’re honored to have companies such as Burton Snowboards, which uses eco-friendly materials; Head Skis and Snowboards, which protects more than 7,000 acres of mature South American rainforest annually; Spyder Active Sports, which uses recycled content and bamboo in clothing and footwear; and the Aspen Skiing Company, a leader in the ski resort industry with a stellar record of environmental firsts and accomplishments, which includes the ski industry’s first climate policy and the only green building policy in the snow sports industry ” states David Mahoney, Peter Glenn Ski and Sports marketing director. He continues, “From the manufacturing plant to the slopes, the commitment to save the planet, save snow and leave a lighter carbon footprint will ensure enjoyment of winter sports for years to come.”

In addition to green manufacturers, products and exhibitors, the Fort Lauderdale Ski and Snowboard Show features a local green fan favorite. “Green Man,” the reigning recycled  show mascot, will glide the show floor throughout the weekend with announcements of impromptu savings and prizes.

Show hours for the Fort Lauderdale Ski and Snowboard Show are Friday, October 1st, 1:00 to 9:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday, October 2nd and 3rd, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day. Admission is free for children under the age of 16 and $5.00 for adults. Visit Peter Glenn Ski & Sports online ( or any South Florida location for discount admission coupons.

To “talk green” with participating exhibitors or Peter Glen Ski & Sports representatives, contact Leisa Chester Weir at 1.877.545.5622, Extension 701.

Since 1958, Peter Glenn Ski & Sports has been at the forefront of a growing outdoor sports market. Known for exceptional customer service and an inventory of the best outdoor gear available, Peter Glenn Ski & Sports operates a comprehensive online store and 13 U.S. locations, which offer a full assortment of equipment, accessories and clothing for a wide variety of outdoor sports such as skiing, snowboarding, water skiing, wakeboarding, in-line skating and adventure travel. For more information, visit