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Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Launches Six-Month Inclusion Training For Leaders in Winter Outdoor Industry

August 26, 2020

Commitment To Inclusion Highlights Organization’s Long-Term Plan Park City, Utah (Aug. 26, 2020) – Snowsports Industries America (SIA) announced today that it will kick off a six-month training program focused on inclusion in the winter outdoor industry. Joining SIA will be the leaders of the largest winter outdoor organizations in the country. Aimed at uniting […]

The Business Case For Climate Action

August 11, 2020

With the winter outdoor industry still reeling from the impacts of COVID-19, it’s tough to look too far ahead and discuss the next big issue facing our industry. We’re all feeling the impacts of the sudden closures that forced our industry into survival mode back in March, and what made it even more challenging was […]

RESTART Act – SIA letter to Congress signed by over 100 SIA member companies

August 6, 2020

Today SIA, along with over 100 of our members, sent the following letter to Congress. “With winter just around the corner, our industry is still facing a great deal of financial uncertainty. While the Paycheck Protection Program provided short-term relief and helped many remain employed and stay in business, unfortunately the pandemic has outlasted the […]

Administration Restricts Employee Visas

July 1, 2020 1 Comments

Last week, the Trump Administration temporarily suspended new foreign worker visas until December 31, 2020. The visas included are L-1 visas for intracompany transfers, H-1Bs for workers in high-tech occupations as well as the H-4 visa for spouses, as well as H-2Bs for temporary non-agricultural workers and most J-1 visas for exchange visitors—which many ski […]

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SIA’s Quick Lap: NSAA’s Geraldine Link

May 20, 2020

The Climate Challenge, NSAA’s climate platform, was re-tooled this year, can you tell us about that program and the impact that it’s having? We have been busy at NSAA!  We revamped the entire Sustainable Slopes (http://nsaa.org/environment/sustainable-slopes/) program and updated our Climate Challenge program all in the same year.  The Climate Challenge provides a public reporting […]

The Outdoor Business Climate Partnership Joins 330 Businesses Calling for Climate Action

May 20, 2020

PARK CITY, UT, BOULDER, CO, LAKEWOOD, CO (May 13, 2020) Today, the Outdoor Business Climate Partnership (OBCP), an alliance between Snowsports Industries America (SIA), the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) joined “Lead On Climate 2020,” the largest ever call-to-action from the business community to the United States Congress to […]

The Outdoor Business Climate Partnership Celebrates The Senate Climate Solutions Caucus

November 7, 2019

    The Outdoor Business Climate Partnership Applauds The Senate Climate Solutions Caucus New Bipartisan Membership Indicates Increased Focus on Climate Change In Washington Boulder, CO, Lakewood, CO and Park City, UT November 7, 2019. Today, the Outdoor Business Climate Partnership (OBCP) applauded the formation of the new bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus. The new […]

The Outdoor Business Climate Partnership Advocates in DC

October 22, 2019

Last week, the Outdoor Business Climate partnership a collaborative effort to address climate change between SIA, the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) met on Capitol Hill to spend time with lawmakers, pressing them to take urgent and decisive action on climate. Also joining us was Melanie Mills, President and […]

Why Outdoor Brands Are Joining the Global Climate Strike

September 24, 2019

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Shorter ski seasons, worsening wildfires: How climate change will hit outdoor recreation in the Pacific Northwest

September 24, 2019

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