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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.

America’s First Climbing Gym Turns 30

By | May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Man, how old do you feel right now? Thirty years ago, in a rundown warehouse, the year was 1987 to be exact, on Elliott Ave. in Seattle, two ordinary climbers made history when they decided to glue some chunks of rock onto sheets of plywood. With not much more than a vague concept and a […]

Park City Mountain Announces 2018-19 Winter Operating Dates

By SIA | May 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Both the Park City Mountain Village and Canyons Village will open for the 2018-19 winter season on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

Winter Revenue Sets Record Despite Drop in Occupancy

By SIA | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The roller coaster winter season at western mountain resorts managed to wrap up with a revenue increase of 1.8 percent over last year as of April 30. The aggregated figure set a new revenue record among participating properties. Although occupancy finished the season down one percent compared to the previous winter, increases in the Average […]

Pro Skiers Are Maximizing Shorter Winters With Dryland Training — and Lobbying

By SIA | May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s May. We just came out of another lackluster winter with snowpack recordings as of April being less than 25 percent of normal in the Western U.S. According to NASA, 17 of the 18 warmest years in the 136-year record all have occurred since 2001. And a 2017 study on climate change’s affects on snowsports […]

Ortovox Issues Precautionary Recall of 3+ Avi Transceivers

By SIA | May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ortovox is launching a precautionary recall of 3+ avalanche beacons running software version 2.1. This is due to a rarely occurring software error that can cause a disruption of the transmission function, potentially prolonging the search process. While no known accidents have occurred as a consequence of the error, Ortovox is recalling and updating all […]

DPS Skis Appoints VP of Global Sales and NA Sales Director

By SIA | May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

DPS, purveyors of some of the world’s most advanced skis, announced it has hired sports industry stalwarts Sergio Kiehl and Steve Kropf as part of the brand’s internal sales team expansion. Kiehl will take on the role of Vice President of Global Sales while Kropf becomes the brand’s North American Sales Director. “With the vast […]

Urban Adventures Outdoor Demo will make Denver Debut Downtown at Confluence Park July 22

By SIA | May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Demos include Camping, Canoeing, Climbing, Fly Fishing, SUP, Trail Running and Whitewater; Next Gen Technology on Display…

Retail Industry Futurist Among Keynotes at IBD Summit During Interbike

By SIA | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Interbike, the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America, today announced two new keynote speakers for the IBD Summit at Interbike educational track for retail attendees. Doug Stephens, one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists, and David Mead, a lead presenter of world-renowned thought leader and author Simon Sinek’s Start With Why organization, […]

What’s New at Vermont Resorts For Summer 2018

By SIA | May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vermont’s four-season ski and snowboard resorts are now hard at work to bring warm-weather visitors a memorable summer in Vermont this year. Guests will find that improvements and expansions to golf, mountain biking, disc golf and more will enhance outdoor experiences at resorts, helping to grow all aspects of the summer resort and snowsports economy. […]

Participation and Diversity in Snowsports: An Interview with James Mills

By | May 8, 2018 | 2 Comments

It’s safe to say we can all at least agree that the simple thrill of skiing and snowboarding is one of those inherent universal bonds — a sensation that certainly transcends racial and ethnic identity. Yet, the diversity gap in snow sports still feels exceptionally large. People of color sense second glances at ski resorts, […]

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