SIA Newsletter


Copper Mounatin snowmakerSnowmaking Begins at Copper Mountain Copper Mountain’s opening day is November 1— less than a month away—and the resort started the snowmaking process in preparation for the 2013/14 winter season. (read more) . . . New York Times: Skiing, the Next Generation A cluster of Colorado ski resorts is playing the long game this year, opening new trails and adding perks for families in an effort to nurture the next generation of skiers and snowboarders. (read more) . . . Rome launches % For Snowboarding It’s pretty simple: when a rider buys product from the Rome website, they select a local snowboard store to receive a portion of the sale. The more the shop supports snowboarding, the more they receive from the purchase. (read more) . . .  winter trails logo (1)Winter Trails Day Announced For January 11, 2014 Winter Trails Day involves almost 100 resorts and Nordic Centers nationwide, and gets 11,000 kids and adults on the snow each year (read more) . . .   Sochi mittensMust-have mittens? Sochi debuts Olympic accessory The Sochi Organizing Committee is hoping the mitten craze will return in 2014, and that the rest of the world will clap it up for their teams in signature swag. Organizers decided to borrow a page from Canada and make mittens available in the colors of the flags of more than 80 nations competing in Sochi. (read more) . . . Chaos with CTR is on Board with Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride This fall, get ready to celebrate winter with more Chaos and CTR at Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride. The newest chapter in the legendary film series, Ticket to Ride, takes filmgoers on an action-packed journey with the world’s best skiers and snowboarders. (read more) . . . SKI Magazine Readers Vote Jackson Hole North America’s Overall #1 Resort for 2014 The votes are in, and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is ranked #1 Overall Resort in North America by the annual SKI Magazine Reader’s Poll. (read more)


Warren Miller Entertainment and Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month/Bring a Friend Organizers Motivate Skiers and Snowboarders to Enlist Newcomers Organizers of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and Warren Miller Entertainment (WME) are motivating current skiers and snowboarders to take the Bring a Friend Challenge this winter. (read more) White Circus on the Sea The Slovenian town of Portoroz on the Mediterranean coast will host the “White Circus on the Snow” event that will take place October 14. (read more) High Profile Snow sports Athletes, Resorts and Brands Show Climate Leadership in Washington with Protect Our Winters Seeing climate change alter the winter they love and depend on for their livelihoods, a high profile delegation of top winter sports athletes and outdoor leaders traveled to Washington this week to show support for President Obama’s climate action plan. (read more)HEAD USA Announces New Role for Julia Blumenfeld HEAD USA today announces the promotion of Julia Blumenfeld to Communications Manager of HEAD’s Winter Sports Division. Julia will be responsible for managing HEAD USA’s marketing communications via social media, events, advertising, and public relations efforts. (read more) . . . Black Diamond selects Schoeller as premiere partner in the launch of its first-ever integrated apparel line Schoeller, the Swiss innovative textile company, is very pleased with the collaboration for the Dawn Patrol collection. (read more) . . . RAMP Sports Begins OEM Production RAMP Sports is pleased to announce that it has begun development and production on three separate OEM orders for the upcoming ’13/’14 Winter Season. (read more) . . . Voilé, French for Made in America Since 1980, there has been a misunderstanding that we are French company. (read more) . . .Gordini USA Inc. Names Mike Fowler Vice President Of Sales And Marketing Gordini today announced the appointment of Mike Fowler as the brand’s vice president of sales and marketing. (read more) . . . Aspen/Snowmass Instructor Joins Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Ambassador Leadership Team Kevin Jordan is the newest member of the Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month/Bring a Friend Leadership Team. He is the children’s coordinator at Snowmass for the Ski and Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass. (read more)