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Permits Approved for Hunter Mountain Trail Expansion Project, Construction Starts This Month

By SIA | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Peak Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKIS) (“Peak” or the “Company”), a leading owner and operator of high-quality, individually branded U.S. ski resorts, announced today that Hunter Mountain, located in the Catskill Mountains of New York, has secured all the required permits which will allow it to move forward with the terrain expansion project announced last June. Construction […]

LEKI Partners with Ted Ligety to Offer Full Ride Scholarship to Ligety-Weibrecht Ski Camp

By SIA | April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

LEKI is excited to announce the second annual LEKI Full Ride Scholarship to the Ligety-Weibrecht Ski Camp, which will award one deserving junior ski racer the ultimate opportunity to train with premier level coaches at one of the top summer training locations in the country. The scholarship includes registration fees for one week of camp […]

Skiing Africa’s Last Glacier: Burned Camps in Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains


By SIA | April 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Terrorism and domestic disputes aren’t the only causes of havoc on Ugandan tourism. Climate change has virtually eliminated the ice and snow that once attracted climbers from around the world.

Handcrafted Skis Customized with Artificial Intelligence

By SIA | March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Austrian Ski Manufacturer Original+ Launches Innovative New Approach to Ski Building

Clarus’ Black Diamond Opens Anchorage Retail Store

By SIA | March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Black Diamond, a global leader of innovative active outdoor performance equipment and apparel, and a brand of Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ:CLAR) (“Clarus” and/or the “Company”), a company focused on the outdoor and consumer industries, opened a strategic retail store in Anchorage, Alaska. Doors opened on March 24th and the space is located in an approximately 1,400 […]

Bromley Mountain Resort, Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Cranmore Announce Extended Ski Seasons

By SIA | March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bromley and Jiminy Open Until April 8, Cranmore Until April 1

Lib Tech Surf Launches New Wakesurf Line for Spring

By SIA | March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lib Tech Surf has announced its new wakesurf line, featuring Aaron Witherell’s “Air’n” model is now available to consumers. As lifelong surfers, snowboarders, skiers and skaters, Lib Tech founders Mike Olson and Pete Saari, along with the past and present Mervin Mfg crews, have created a legacy of fun times through technological gravity toys. Inspired […]

Trump Orders Stiff Tariffs On China

By SIA | March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

On March 22, 2018, President Trump announced stiff new tariffs on certain goods imported from China. As of now, we understand that the tariffs could target as many as 1,500 tariff lines representing $50 – $60 billion worth of imports in the aerospace, machinery, and information- communication technology sectors. However, a proposed list of affected products […]

Snowsports Brands Marketing Efforts Hampered by Olympic Regulations

By SIA | March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The International Olympic Committee’s Rule 40 called for a blackout period for any marketing campaigns from February 1-28th, prohibiting brands from using any images or descriptions of athletes participating in the games.

CHAOS Headwear Sponsors Youth Initiative Programs in Outdoor and Snow

By SIA | March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chaos Headwear — makers of high quality headwear in the U.S. and worldwide — will sponsor five inspiring programs that link youth to the outdoors in summer and winter programs. Giving back is at the heart of Chaos’s DNA: the Montreal-based company has sponsored SOS Outreach for over 13 years, Outdoor Outreach and Big City […]

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