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Snowsports Industries America posts news and information about the snowsports industry - as well as press releases, brand stories and other member-focused blogs here in our news portal. For information about how to be seen in this portal, contact Chris Steinkamp, director of communications and marketing, at chris@baselayergroup.com.

Elan Alpine Skiing Museum Opens Doors in Slovenia

By chris | June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Begunje naGorenjskem, SLOVENIA  (June 26, 2018) – Elan Skis, the Slovenian-based legacy supplier of handcrafted skis, announced the opening of the Elan Alpine Skiing Museum at the brand’s headquarters in Slovenia. The museum opened doors on June 21 by one of the best skiers of all times and legendary Elan athlete, Ingemar Stenmark. As one […]

Cascade Mountain Ski Team Member Grace Winkelmann Awarded LEKI Full Ride Scholarship to Ligety-Weibrecht Ski Camp

By chris | June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

BUFFALO, NY – June 11, 2018 – LEKI is proud to announce U14 Grace Winklemann from Wisconsin as the winner of the 2018 LEKI Full Ride Scholarship to the Ligety-Weibrecht Ski Camp. Winklemann grew up skiing in Winter Park, CO and just recently moved to Wisconsin to be closer to family. Fortunately, she found the […]

Tales From a Mountain Town Offers Uplifting Look at Life and Adventure

By SIA | April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

“A vivid and lighthearted glimpse of the type of community that defines Colorado’s high country.” –The Denver Post

Stan Rey and Marie-Pier Prefontaine Win World’s Steepest Ski Race

By SIA | April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Legendary race challenges and crowns new champions after 15-year-hiatus.

Somewear Labs Launches Satellite Communication Device

By SIA | April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Somewear Labs, an emerging leader in adventure communication technology, announced the release of the Somewear Global Hotspot: a dependable, simple to use, satellite communication hotspot that pairs with iOS and Android devices to deliver a range of off-the-grid communication services. Developed in collaboration with pro snowboarder and mountain explorer Jeremy Jones, Somewear provides straightforward and […]

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.

New Backcountry Branded Gear and Apparel Introduces “Gearhead Certified Product”

By Aaron Bible | March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Specialty retailer Backcountry announced this week that it is releasing up to 180 SKUs of namesake house-branded gear and apparel, launching a spring/summer line in April 2018, followed by a fall/winter offering that will include the Backcountry Touring Collection: a technical product collection designed expressly for backcountry touring. Between those two will come MTB apparel, […]

The Top States Delivering Skiers May Not Be What You Think

By Morgan Tilton | March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Locals create the identity of a ski town: it’s imprint, ambiance, character. In a symbiotic relationship, the season’s visitors add to a town and resort’s flavor and, ultimately, keep the lifts running at the local ski hill. Understanding the origin of visiting skiers sheds light on the commitment, investment and love they have for the […]

How Partnerships Can Really Work: Volkswagen of America and the Professional Ski Instructors of America/American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI)

By Aaron Bible | March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

As part of the collaboration, Volkswagen offers a range of 4Motion all-wheel-drive vehicles to the eight PSIA-AASI divisions as well as the group’s national office.

Chloe Kim and Ayumu Hirano Win 2018 Burton U.S. Open Halfpipe Titles

By SIA | March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chloe Kim (USA) and Ayumu Hirano (JPN) earned the U.S. Open halfpipe titles at the 36th annual Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships adding their names to the legendary list of winners. It was an incredible day of halfpipe riding as the field of 10 men and six women competed in Vail Mountain’s 22-foot halfpipe in […]

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