SIA Newsletter

The Word on the Slopes

word_1SIA Snow Show named one of 2013 Trade Show News Network’s Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States
Tarsus Group’s Trade Show News Network (TSNN) is pleased to announce the release of the 2013 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States. Culled from show management and data supplied to TSNN, the list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage.
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word_2SIA President David Ingemie Attends Chill Board Meeting at Stowe Mountain Resort
The Chill Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities to at-risk and underserved youth to build self-esteem and life skills through board sports, held its board meeting at Stowe Mountain Resort last month. SIA is a supporter of Chill and SIA president David Ingemie (right) serves on the board. After the board met to discuss upcoming initiatives and goals, the board members hit the mountain to enjoy an industry ride day.

New Non-Profit SKIDA +1 Helps Chemotherapy Patients Feel Warm and Comforted, Not to Mention Stylish.
For a patient undergoing chemotherapy, SKIDA Fleece-lined Hats provide the perfect level of warmth, comfort, and cheer.  The solution is collaborative:  For every order that is submitted with a Plus One promotional code, SKIDA will donate one Fleece-lined Hat to the corresponding cancer center.SKIDA +1
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Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Level Since Jan. 2008
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index reported this week an improvement for the month of March. The Index, which had decreased in February, now stands at 82.3 (1985=100), up from 78.3 the previous month.
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“Why I Love to Ski or Ride” Video Contest Winners Announced
Midwest skiers and snowboarders made a clean sweep of the “Why I Love to Ski or Ride” video contest this year. Kimberly Nicoletti, who grew up in Wisconsin and now lives in Dillon, Colo., is the Grand Prize winner of the contest presented by the organizers of the Learn to Ski and Snowboard/Bring a Friend Initiative.
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Colorado Skier Visits Climb Steadily during Mid-Season
Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today that its 21 member resorts reported an increase in skier visitation in January and February. Skier visits at CSCUSA resorts were up by 8.6 percent during the second period of the 2013/14 season, defined as January 1, 2014 through February 28, 2014, compared to the same period of the prior year.
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Member News

World-renowned mountaineer completes 100k March Madness Challenge
Salomon and Suunto are proud to announce professional backcountry skier and mountaineer Greg Hill has successfully completed his 100k March Madness Challenge – setting a record for the most vertical feet climbed and skied during one month.
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RIDE Snowboards Drops “Built to Ride” Video Series Teaser
With winter drawing to a close and spring in the air, RIDE Snowboards is looking forward to the stoke that lies ahead for next winter.
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SIA Backs PHIT America
SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is the latest organization to join PHIT America and get involved in the national effort to ‘Get America Moving.’
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Nikita and Bonfire Snowboarding Welcome Vicki Vasil as Brand Manager
Nikita Clothing and Bonfire Snowboarding are pleased to announce the addition of Vicki Vasil as brand manager. Vicki will be based in Portland, Oregon, headquarters for both brands, and work closely with the design teams, including Nikita Founder Heida Birgisdottir, who is based in Reykjavík, Iceland.
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RAMP Sports Releases New All- Mountain Ski
RAMP Sports will expand its line of handcrafted skis with the all-new Big Bambooski. A versatile ski, designed to appeal to any skier type and ability; the Big Bambooski is the elusive one ski quiver we all want. Made with 105mm underfoot and twin tip design, this is a fun, forgiving ski ready for everything from backcountry touring to fresh groomers.
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ZEAL Optics Welcomes MEMPHIS To Its Biodegradable Crafted Sunglass Collection
ZEAL Optics, the most sustainable sunglass company in the world, is proud to welcome MEMPHIS as the newest member of its CRAFTED family of fashion-forward, biodegradable sunglasses.
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