Category Archives: Equipment

Nidecker Group Acquires Flow Snowboarding

San Clemente, CA – Switzerland’s Nidecker Group has announced the acquisition of Flow Sports, based in San Clemente. Nidecker operates a variety of well-known brands in both snowboarding and stand-up paddle boarding, including Nidecker Snowboards, Jones Snowboard, Yes Snowboards, Now Snowboard Bindings and Laird Stand Up Paddle.  Flow Sports Inc., which owns several other brands, will maintain its brands including SIC … Continue reading Nidecker Group Acquires Flow Snowboarding

Amer Sports Appoints Bill Kirchner to New Executive Role

Ogden, UT – Amer Sports, the parent company of ski and outdoor brands Salomon, Atomic, Arc’teryx and others, has promoted Bill Kirchner to Vice President & General Manager- Americas. In his expanded role, Kirchner will be responsible for leading Amer Sports’ omni-channel execution in the Americas region. Kirchner previously served as Vice President Sales- Americas for Amer … Continue reading Amer Sports Appoints Bill Kirchner to New Executive Role

Proposed Law Could Let You Pay for Lift Tickets with Pre-Tax Dollars

Washington, DC – Legislation currently pending in both houses of the U.S. Congress could soon let you pay for lift tickets, season passes, ski equipment, and more with pre-tax dollars. The Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act (Senate Bill 2218, and House Resolution 1218) would allow a medical care tax deduction for up to $1,000, or $2,000 for a joint … Continue reading Proposed Law Could Let You Pay for Lift Tickets with Pre-Tax Dollars

Okemo’s Annual Ski Swap Nov. 18-20

Ludlow, VT – The annual Okemo Ski and Snowboard Swap to benefit Okemo Mountain School is scheduled November 18 to 20 this year. The swap is the place to gear up for winter with new and used gear and clothing at great prices. Skiers and snowboarders will find everything they need to enjoy the snow: skis, … Continue reading Okemo’s Annual Ski Swap Nov. 18-20

Buy Someone Else’s Lost Ski Gear…Cheap

Scottsboro, AL – Alabama may not be the first state to come to mind for purchasing ski gear and apparel, but Scottsboro is home to a gigantic clearinghouse of lost luggage. To get the first look at top winter and ski equipment from brands including The North Face, Columbia, REI, Arc’teryx, Marmot, Burton, Nordica, K2 and Rossignol, … Continue reading Buy Someone Else’s Lost Ski Gear…Cheap

Dynafit Ski Boots Recalled

Boulder, CO – Three models of Dynafit alpine touring ski boots have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada, as incidents have occurred where the boots have inadvertently switched from “ski” to “walk” mode. Additionally, the boots’ upper cuffs can separate, and in one model the boot shell can crack, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury … Continue reading Dynafit Ski Boots Recalled

Newell Assures That Its Winter Sports Brands Will Continue

Hoboken, NJ – In response to a story published on Wednesday, Newell Brands has provided clarification that its winter sports brands including K2, Völkl, Marker and others will continue, even if the company cannot successfully divest itself of those brands in 2017. “The decision to pursue a sale of our winter sports businesses (inclusive of Völkl and … Continue reading Newell Assures That Its Winter Sports Brands Will Continue