Category Archives: Equipment

Burton Realigns Snowboard Brands

Burlington, VT –  At a company-wide meeting held this week at its Burlington headquarters, Burton Snowboards announced that its senior management team has elected to alter the structure of Burton owned brands and discontinue several of those brands to refocus the company’s efforts. “Burton has experienced several years of income growth since the recession and … Continue reading Burton Realigns Snowboard Brands

Head Injuries Still Increase Along with Helmet Use

Denver, CO – Injuries and fatalities from skiing and snowboarding in the U.S. have not declined, despite measures aimed at making these popular winter sports safer, according to two studies being presented in Denver this week at Scientific Assembly, the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). “Skiing and snowboarding-related head injuries … Continue reading Head Injuries Still Increase Along with Helmet Use

Zeal Unleashes Ski Goggle with Integrated HD Camera

Boulder, CO – After being the first to debut a ski goggle with a GPS-enabled heads up display, Zeal continues forging the way for technologically savvy goggles with their iON HD camera goggle announced today. The first of its kind and now available for purchase, the Zeal iON is made for documenting adventures on the … Continue reading Zeal Unleashes Ski Goggle with Integrated HD Camera

K2 Reveals Remaining Skis Honoring The Rolling Stones

Seattle, WA – Named the “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band of All Time” by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Rolling Stones and merchandising company Bravado have partnered with K2 Skis to offer a commemorative collection of skis.  Since 1962, The Rolling Stones have earned their respected eminence in rock n’ roll … Continue reading K2 Reveals Remaining Skis Honoring The Rolling Stones

Black Diamond to Purchase PIEPS

Salt Lake City, UT – Backcountry ski gear manufacturer Black Diamond, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PIEPS Holding GmbH and its operating subsidiary, PIEPS GmbH, a leading Austrian designer and marketer of avalanche beacons and snow safety products, from the SEIDEL Group, a family owned group of companies focused on electronics … Continue reading Black Diamond to Purchase PIEPS

Karhu Negotiates European Distribution Deal

Beverly, MA – Ski maker Karhu Holding has awarded Startex Oy of Lahti, Finland, the exclusive licensing rights to the Karhu ski brand. “With the addition of the ski rights, Karhu Holding now controls both a growing footwear and a growing ski business,” says Huub Valkenburg, CEO of Karhu Holding. “We can now look to … Continue reading Karhu Negotiates European Distribution Deal

Snowboarding Pioneer Tom Sims Dies

Santa Barbara, CA – Snowboarding legend and pioneer Tom Sims died on Wednesday near his home at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Sims suffered sudden cardiac arrest. He was 61. Sims built the first “skateboard for the snow” in 1963 and founded the Sims brand in 1976. He continued to revolutionize the sport of snowboarding for … Continue reading Snowboarding Pioneer Tom Sims Dies