Category Archives: Equipment

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

Blizzard Unveils New Line of Front-Side Skis

West Lebanon, N.H. – If you’re into railing deep turns down groomers at mach speed, a new line of skis unveiled today by Blizzard should catch your interest. And unlike other new ski announcements, these sticks will be available at U.S. retail in a few days on Feb. 1. “We challenged our engineers to design … Continue reading Blizzard Unveils New Line of Front-Side Skis

No More Rossignol Bindings

Grenoble, France – Beginning next winter, all of Groupe Rossignol’s ski bindings will be labeled with the Look brand. The refocusing of Rossignol’s binding branding was announced by the company this week. For years, the company often sold the same ski binding under both the Rossignol and Look brands. Look manufactures its DIN-compatible alpine ski … Continue reading No More Rossignol Bindings

Snow Sports Retail Sales Remain Strong Through October

McLean, VA – Ski and snowboard retail trade association SnowSports Industries America (SIA) and The NPD Group – Sports and Leisure Trends have released retail sales numbers for August through October 2015, projecting total market results from data collected from the point of sale systems of more than 1,200 snow sports retailers. The results show a healthy industry, … Continue reading Snow Sports Retail Sales Remain Strong Through October

Jake Burton’s Wife Takes Over as CEO

Burlington, VT – On Monday, Burton Snowboards officially announced a new leadership structure with two key appointments. Effective February 1, 2016, Burton co-owner Donna Carpenter, wife of founder Jake Burton (Carpenter), is assuming the role of CEO and long-time Burton executive John Lacy is taking the reins as President. Current Burton CEO Mike Rees is … Continue reading Jake Burton’s Wife Takes Over as CEO