Category Archives: Equipment

Analyst: Global Ski Equipment Market to Grow Through 2020

London, UK – Analysts with global technology research and advisory company Technavio forecast the global ski equipment market to exceed US $5.7 billion by 2020, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global ski equipment market for 2016-2020. In order to calculate the market size, the report has … Continue reading Analyst: Global Ski Equipment Market to Grow Through 2020

Vail Resorts Names New COO of Retail

Broomfield, CO – Vail Resorts this week announced the appointment of Greg Sullivan as the company’s new Retail chief operating officer, effective Sept. 26. Sullivan joins the company following a nearly 20-year career with Walmart from 1993-2013; most recently as a division president where he was responsible for $24 billion in revenue, 325 retail stores and more than … Continue reading Vail Resorts Names New COO of Retail

New K2 Owner Shows Seth Morrison The Door

Crested Butte, CO – For the past 22 years, big mountain skier Seth Morrison’s name has appeared on signature pro model skis manufactured by the brand K2. That, however, is apparently no more. Morrison, now 42 years old and based in Crested Butte, on Wednesday sent out a cryptic tweet: “I am looking to buy some … Continue reading New K2 Owner Shows Seth Morrison The Door

Snow in West, Suffering in East Impacts Snow Sports Retailers

Washington, DC – SnowSports Industries America (SIA), the ski and snowboard industry’s member-owned trade association and The NPD Group – Sports and Leisure Trends have released retail sales numbers for August to December 2015. Total market projections are based on data collected from the point of sale systems of more than 1,200 snow sports retailers. Sales in the snow … Continue reading Snow in West, Suffering in East Impacts Snow Sports Retailers

Head Recalls Ski Helmets

Boulder, CO – Head USA and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a recall for six models of Head ski and snowboard helmets that do not comply with impact safety standards. The recall involves Head’s Agent, Alia, Andor, Arise, Arosa and Avril models. Approximately 260 units were sold at ski and snowboard shops and online in the … Continue reading Head Recalls Ski Helmets

Vail Resorts to Open The North Face Concept Retail Store on Park City’s Main Street

Park City, UT – Vail Resorts, Inc. has announced that its retail division, Vail Resorts Retail (VRR), will open a new The North Face concept store at 515 Main Street in Park City, located in the space of the former Talisker on Main restaurant, in mid-February. VRR has entered into a long-term lease with Talisker on the 2,780-square-foot … Continue reading Vail Resorts to Open The North Face Concept Retail Store on Park City’s Main Street

Summit Online, Austin Kayak Merge

Bloomfield, MI – Specialty outdoor gear retailers, Summit Sports and Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK) have announced their merger under Summit Sports LLC. The merger combines several e-commerce brands including Skis.com, InlineSkates.com, Snowboards.com, WaterOutfitters.com, CampGear.com, AustinKayak.com, and RackBoys.com, along with four brick and mortar stores in Michigan and five in Texas. “Summit Sports and Austin Kayak are a natural fit and will build upon and … Continue reading Summit Online, Austin Kayak Merge