http://www.snowsports.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/pow-300x300.jpg" width="216" height="216" />Join POW at the Largest Climate March in History
Dear POW Members, Partners and Friends – If there is truth in the phrase “Strength In Numbers” it’ll be proven out on Sept. 21, 2014.Please join us for the People’s Climate Marchin NYC to stand united with thousands to peacefully flood the streets in record numbers, raise our voices and urge global leaders at the UN to support a global agreement to reduce global warming pollution. This will be the largest climate march in history and with all of us standing together, the snow sports community will have its place in this massive movement. If you love winter and want to do something truly meaningful to protect it, this is your opportunity. We hope you can join us, our athletes, members and friends .in this truly memorable day. Just click below to RSVP so we can follow up with more specific event details.
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http://www.snowsports.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/skiresorts-300x198.jpg" width="240" height="158" />Colorado Ski Resorts Raise the Bar on Guest Experience for 2014/2015 Season
In the wake of a memorable 2013-14 Colorado ski season that set a record for statewide skier visits, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are aiming to maintain that positive momentum by investing in guest-facing amenities and operations improvements that will further enhance every facet of the skier and snowboarder experience, on and off the slopes.
New Ski Shop Opens its Doors in Downtown Boston
Hold on tightly to your overpriced coffee drink that your favorite hipster just whipped up for you—we’ve got some breaking news over here! After working Ski Shops for the last ten years and building theskimonster.com for the last 7 years, it’s finally time to bring it all together and do it right – Welcome to The Ski Monster Boston!
http://www.snowsports.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/dickleffler-219x300.jpg" width="122" height="168" /> Thanks for Your Support – 60 Years of SIA
“Snowboard grew so fast— one year there were 50 brands, then upwards of 400 then within a few years. It was fun to watch because it was really dynamic. Bob Gundram (president of C3 and current SIA board chairman) was one that really understood the importance of a trade show in a directed manner, particularly financially.” –Dick Leffler, President of NILS, Board Chair 2003-2005
Bill Sydnor, one of the founding members of Eastern Winter Sports Rep Association, passed away on September 2. He owned Under the Sun Ski Shop in Frederick, Maryland with his family: wife, Bonny and children JP and Carrington. In the 1970s Bill represented Elan Skis, Spademan Release Systems, Far West and Shakespeare, as well as a number of other lines in the mid-Atlantic and South.
“Many of you will remember Bill as a good man, always with a smile on his face, always willing to help,” said Linda Irvin of EWSRA.
http://www.snowsports.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/celebrating60.jpg" width="154" height="257" />Dennis Naughton, independent sales rep in the mid-Atlantic for several ski brands, said, “Bill was a great guy, always with a joke and a smile. Bill was a good friend to any rep looking for advice, and a great source of information for retailers.”
“His dedication to winter sports was a passion, and without limits,” said Mary Kalis of Southeast Winter Reps Association.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 21st at 1 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. Donations in his memory may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, 4880 Elmer Derr Rd., Frederick 21703.
RIDE Snowboards Drops New 2015 Gear & Website
Every winter RIDE Snowboards brings bomber gear, fresh style, and fun to the snow. This year the stoke factor is being ramped up to an even higher level.
Greenwood Returns To Tecnica Blizzard With A Wealth Of Experience
Tecnica Blizzard is pleased to announce that Dana Greenwood will be representing Tecnica and Blizzard alpine products in California and Nevada. Greenwood returns to the Tecnica Blizzard family, having held several positions in the past.
Patagonia Partners With Artists Across The Country To Bring Environmental Focus To Midterm Elections
Patagonia today launched a crowdsourced art campaign inviting artists & designers to create a collection of designs to express why they believe the environment is the #1 issue in the upcoming election and inspire people to vote – especially young people. According to a Harvard University study, only 23 percent of Americans ages of 18-29 say they will definitely vote this midterm.
RAMP Sports Announces Giant Upcycle Project
RAMP Sports announces Project Upcycle, a contest to discover the most innovative approach to upcycling scrap from the RAMP factory’s ski and snowboard production, with $4,000 in skis, snowboards, and longboards from RAMP Sports up for grabs.
K2 Snowboarding Unveils Fresh New Website & 2015 Product
With more than 25 years of pushing the envelope of snowboard innovation and technology, fueling rider stoke, and growing the sport, K2 Snowboarding has the gas pedal pinned for a 2014/15 season packed with smiles, high fives, and memorable snow-filled experiences.
Dainese Plans Comeback in North American Winter Sports and Bicycle Industries
Dainese USA today signaled a new growth strategy and reenergized focus for the North American winter sports and bicycle industries. The push will include expanded sales and marketing teams, planned growth for its retail base, and a revitalized marketing program to support new breakthrough 2015 product lines. The legendary Italian protection company has also appointed winter sports and bicycle industry veteran, Dan Walczewski, as director of sales for Winter Sports and Bicycle, to lead the efforts in these industries.
Orage Reorganizes Senior Management and Welcomes Cedric Morisset as VP Sales
Orage is pleased to welcome Cedric Morisset as Vice President of Sales, effective August 18, 2014. Morisset joins Eric D’Anjou, founder and President of Mtn Dewds Distribution alongside Mike Nick, VP of Marketing to round out its senior management team.
K2 Skis Partners with Slopestyle Phenom Maggie Voisin
Ski industry leader K2 Skis is proud to announce that slopestyle superstar Maggie Voisin will be joining the K2 family. Voisin is the future of freeskiing; at just 15 years old she is already one of the top women slopestyle skiers in the world. Now that Voisin has teamed up with K2 she will have both the support and the innovative ski technology she needs to continue progressing the sport.
Black Diamond Inc. Appoints Former Sony and GAP Senior Executive, Zeena Freeman, as President
Black Diamond, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDE) (the “Company” or “Black Diamond”), a global leader of innovative active outdoor performance equipment and apparel, has appointed Zeena Freeman as president, effective August 11, 2014.