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  • Actually, the Mega Season Pass Is Killing Skiing outsideonline.com - The recent additions to the Epic Pass highlight, again, the massive consolidation occurring across the ski industry, which is driving up rents and turning mountain towns into company towns.
  • The North Face To Sponsor Mountainfilm sgbonline.com - Mountainfilm, the documentary film festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, CO, announced The North Face as its new presenting sponsor. North Face global athlete team and mountaineer Conrad Anker...
  • Vail Resorts Reduces Earnings Outlook sgbonline.com - Vail Resorts Inc. is lowering its earnings guidance for its fiscal year ending July 31, primarily due to the disappointing results from destination visitation in the pre-holiday period and also due to...
  • National Park Service Visitation Tops 318 Million In 2018 sgbonline.com - Visitation to America’s national parks in 2018 exceeded 300 million recreation visits for the fourth consecutive year. The 318.2 million recreation visits total is the third highest since record keeping began in...
  • Meet National Geographic’s 2019 Adventurers of the Year nationalgeographic.com - Each year National Geographic asks writers, photographers, filmmakers, and athletes to tell us which explorers and adventurers inspired them the most. Read the stories of six of the biggest moments and achievements...
  • Let the Battle Begin: Delayed Half Dome Permit Lottery Opens March 13 adventure-journal.com - Normally the pre-season lottery to nab a hiking permit to haul yourself up the Half Dome cables opens on March 1, but this year, computer glitches stopped the process before it started....
  • Luis Benitez is leaving Colorado’s outdoor rec office for VF Corporation snewsnet.com - Luis Benitez is leaving his leadership post in Colorado for VF Corporation. Benitez will be VP of government relations and global impact for VF, which is relocating headquarters from North Carolina to...
  • New leadership at Active Interest Media snewsnet.com - Active Interest Media is shaking things up at the leadership level. David Perry joins AIM as GM of SKI, Warren Miller Entertainment and the Fly Fishing Film Tour. Sharon Houghton is GM...
  • Patagonia Hires Former General Counsel Of EPA sgbonline.com - Patagonia has hired Avi Garbow, the Environmental Protection Agency’s longest-serving general counsel, as environmental advocate to ensure the agency is doing everything it can to protect the planet. Garbow has decades of...
  • Alterra Announces $181M In Capital Improvements For 2019/20 Winter Season sgbonline.com - Denver, CO-based Alterra Mountain Co. said it will invest $181 million in capital improvements across its 14 North American mountain destinations for the upcoming year. Marquee 2019/20 projects aimed at enhancing the...
  • REI Co-op Acquires Arizona Outback Adventures sgbonline.com - REI Co-op announced the acquisition of its long-standing adventure travel partner Arizona Outback Adventures (AOA). AOA founder Seth Heald will continue to oversee AOA’s operations, program development and more than 120 expert...
  • Finding Available Campsites is About to Become a Whole Lot Easier adventure-journal.com - The for-profit service Hipcamp, something like an Airbnb for camping, announced they finally developed a list of all federal campground availability on their website. Hipcamp puts their offerings out there to people...
  • Vail Resorts to Acquire Falls Creek and Hotham Ski Resorts in Victoria, Australia hotelnewsresource.com - Vail Resorts will acquire Falls Creek and Hotham resorts in Victoria, Australia from a subsidiary of Merlin Entertainments for a purchase price of approximately AU$174 million.
  • Backcountry Boom: Alpine Touring Business On The Right Track sgbonline.com - Data backs up an industry trend that shows no sign of stopping: The backcountry ski business is booming. Sales of backcountry gear (skis, boots, bindings and skins) grew 6.1 percent in 2018,...
  • Free Solo Wins Oscar for Best Documentary climbing.com - Free Solo, the film about Alex Honnold's iconic ropeless ascent of El Capitan's Freerider, won the Academy Award for best documentary feature. Free Solo is the first climbing film to receive such...
  • America Outdoors Introduces Six New Board Members snewsnet.com - America Outdoors announced six new board members: Dania Egedi of Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resorts, Michael Cohen of the Santa Barbara Adventure Company, David McGlashon of Adventure Treks, Austin Albers of the Buffalo...
  • The World’s Most Adventurous Women 2019 mensjournal.com - Meet the new adventure icons. From rock climber and mountaineer Emily Harrington scaling massive caves in China to big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira staring down a 68-foot wave in Portugal, here are 17...
  • Wolverine Worldwide Reports Mixed Q4 Finish footwearnews.com - Shares for Wolverine World Wide Inc. dipped more than 8% to $36.51 after posting fourth-quarter earnings. The Rockford, Mich.-based company, parent to Merrell, Sperry and Keds, reported revenues that increased 0.2% to...
  • Elan Sports USA Names Mechura as New President, CEO insideoutdoor.com - Elan Skis, the Slovenian-based legacy supplier of handcrafted skis, announced today the appointment of Jeff Mechura as the new president and CEO of Elan Sports USA, an independent subsidiary of Elan d.o.o....
  • Op-Ed: Enough with the swag, already! snewsnet.com - The outdoor industry swag culture has gotten out of hand, and it’s time we put on the brakes.
  • Emerald CEO: 2019 Snow Show Revenue Down In Mid-Single Digits sgbonline.com - Revenue for the recent Outdoor Retailer Snow Show is expected to be down in the mid-single digits even as the show’s mood and energy were “excellent,” according to Phil Evans, interim president...
  • Deanne Buck resigns from Camber Outdoors and Diana Seung steps in snewsnet.com - Camber Outdoors Exec. Dir. Deanne Buck has resigned after six years at the helm of the organization. Buck will be replaced, on an interim basis, by Camber board member Diana Seung, former...
  • Canada Goose Holdings Q3 Earnings Soar sgbonline.com - Canada Goose Holdings Inc. reported third-quarter earnings catapulted 66.2% on a 50.2% revenue hike. In Canadian Dollars: Total revenue increased by 50.2% to $399.3m, net income per diluted share increased by 66.1%...
  • Yeti Holdings Q4 Profits Jump sgbonline.com - Yeti Holdings Inc. reported a sharp jump in net earnings in the fourth quarter as revenues climbed 19%.Net sales increased 19% to $241.2 million, gross margin improved 690 basis points to 53.0%,...
  • More Details on China’s New Climbing Rules for Everest adventureblog.net - This past fall the news broke that China was issuing strict new climbing rules for Everest in an effort to improve safety and overall conditions on the mountain. With just six weeks...
  • Snow Sports Sales Up with Snow Fall, Says NPD insideoutdoor.com - As the snow came down, winter/snow sports gear sales were up 7% in the early part of the season. From August through December 2018, snow sports gear and apparel sales reached $4.3...
  • Outdoor Industry Association Names Amy Horton as Senior Director of Sustainable Business Innovation outdoorindustry.org - Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) announced that Amy Horton will join the OIA executive team as senior director of sustainable business innovation. Prior to her consulting strategy work, Amy worked full time for...
  • Can ‘Bench Strength’ Bolster REI During Leadership Transition? sgbonline.com - The news about Jerry Stritzke, president and CEO of REI Co-op, resigning after admitting to having a personal and consensual relationship with “the leader of another organization” jolted the outdoor industry. But...

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