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  • Joe Prebich Exits Mammut North America sgbonline.com - Joe Prebich, who was appointed managing director of Mammut North America in April, is no longer with the company. Prior to joining Mammut North America in April, when he replaced outgoing CEO...
  • The FBI of the National Park Service outsideonline.com - The 33 special agents assigned to the Investigative Services Branch handle the most complex crimes committed on NPS land. When a day hike in Rocky Mountain National Park ended in a grisly...
  • REI Debuts Lifestyle Collection insideoutdoor.com - This fall, REI is launching the brand’s first complete lifestyle collection, the Wallace Lake collection, inspired by its co-founders, and designed to complement an outdoor lifestyle. The collection includes shirt jackets, hoodies,...
  • Storm Kills 9 Climbers in Nepal Including Korea’s Top Alpinist adventure-journal.com - This weekend, nine climbers were killed when a storm ripped through their camp at Mt. Gurja, a 24,000-foot peak in the Himalayas. Among the dead were four Nepali guides and a team...
  • Yeti Valued At $1.7 Billion In IPO sgbonline.com - Yeti Holdings Inc.’s initial public offering values the company at $1.7 billion, with the high-end cooler maker selling 2.5 million shares, while current shareholders are selling 17.5 million shares. The projected price...
  • OIA Appoints VP Of Government Affairs sgbonline.com - The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) announced that Patricia Rojas-Ungar will lead the association’s advocacy agenda as the VP of government affairs. Rojas-Ungar is currently VP of public affairs at the U.S. Travel...
  • Has Vandalism in Our National Monuments Gotten Worse? outsideonline.com - Since President Trump issued an order to shrink the Utah monument last winter, local residents, hikers, activists and land managers have reported flagging oversight and mounting damage to the area’s fragile landscapes...
  • Polygiene Expands Team with Impressive New Hires snewsnet.com - Polygiene, stay fresh technology brand, announces that Rebecka Harvyl joined the office in Sweden as the new Marketing Manager, while Bobby Howell joins as the Commercial Director of North America in Vancouver,...
  • Blizzard/Tecnica secures Maro LaBlance of Campfire-Collective for public relations snewsnet.com - Blizzard and Tecnica, brands in alpine equipment and outdoor footwear, announced its partnership with Maro LaBlance of Campfire-Collective for US public relations. LaBlance will work closely with Leslie Baker-Brown and Frank...
  • Warren Miller Entertainment’s parent company acquires Fly Fishing Film Tour snewsnet.com - Active Interest Media (AIM) - parent company of SNEWS, BACKPACKER Magazine, Climbing Magazine, SKI Magazine, and Warren Miller Entertainment (WME) - acquired Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T), the largest annual showcase of...
  • Implus Acquires RockTape sgbonline.com - Implus, athletic, fitness and outdoor accessories, announced the acquisition of RockTape, kinesiology tapes, medical education and other health and wellness products. Also, RockTape’s existing office in Campbell, CA, will be maintained to...
  • Yeti Re-Files For An Estimated $300 Million IPO sgbonline.com - Yeti Holdings again filed with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering. However, the deal size is likely a placeholder for an IPO that is expected...
  • Vail Resorts Q4 Loss Widens, Annual Earnings Expand sgbonline.com - Vail Resorts Inc. reported that the company’s losses in the fourth quarter ended July 31 grew to $83.7 million, or $2.07 a share, from $57.1 million, or $2.07. Revenues gained 1.2 percent...
  • The North Face Presents “FREE SOLO” Speaker Series Tour snewsnet.com - The North Face announced the FREE SOLO Speaker Series tour, featuring pro athletes Alex Honnold and Jimmy Chin. Through the eyes and lens of filmmaker/climber Jimmy Chin, the audience will follow climber...
  • Zion Abruptly Shuts Down Narrows Hiking Permits adventure-journal.com - Zion National Park yesterday stopped issuing wilderness permits to hike the famous Narrows Trail after a ranger discovered “no trespassing” signs along a section of private property adjacent to the park boundary....
  • Vasque Names Allison Gettings VP And General Manager sgbonline.com - Vasque Footwear, part of the Red Wing Shoe Company, announced that Allison Gettings has been named vice president and general manager of Red Wing Vasque. Most recently, Gettings served as the director...
  • Social Media Is Making the Outdoors More Dangerous outsideonline.com - We all know that one-upmanship on social media is stupid and dangerous. But now we may have stats to prove it. Statistics from Los Angeles County demonstrate just how deadly doing it...
  • Would You Pay to Hike? Wyoming Considers Charging Hikers adventure-journal.com - Wyoming state lawmakers are considering a first-of-its-kind fundraising measure: Charge hikers, bikers, horseback riders, and others for using trails. At least one prominent outdoor recreation user group is on board.
  • REI Co-op announces two new roles: chief customer officer and chief digital officer bicycleretailer.com - REI Chief Creative Officer Ben Steele has been promoted to an expanded role and will serve as executive VP and the co-op's first chief customer officer. In his new role, Steele will...
  • Peak Resorts To Acquire Snow Time For $76 Million peakresorts.com - Peak Resorts, Inc., owner and operator of U.S. ski resorts, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held Snow Time, Inc. for $76 million. The acquisition offers Peak Resorts...
  • Two Outdoor Agencies Join Forces to Offer a Suite of Product Launch Solutions snewsnet.com - Elevator Group, a leading strategic and creative agency known for launching brands and product lines and True North Brand Group Inc., specializing in launching products, brand awareness and measurement, are merging to...
  • Government confirms outdoor recreation is a large and growing percentage of U.S. economy snewsnet.com - The federal Bureau of Economic Analysis’ final report shows that outdoor recreation accounts for 2.2 percent ($412 billion) of the 2016 US Gross Domestic Product. The report also found that outdoor recreation...
  • Outdoor Recreation A Large And Growing Percentage Of U.S. Economy sgbonline.com - Outdoor recreation accounts for 2.2 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, according to the final report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on the outputs from outdoor recreation. The results also...
  • SKI Magazine Debuts its Resorts of the Year Issue snewsnet.com - SKI Magazine awarded highest honors to Aspen Snowmass, Colo., and Smugglers' Notch, Vt. with the debut of its Resorts of the Year issue. These two resorts, deemed Best in the West and...
  • Columbia Sportswear Appoints Dean Rurak SVP Of North America Sales sgbonline.com - Columbia Sportswear Co. announced that Dean Rurak has been appointed SVP of North America sales. Rurak succeeds Joe Craig, who will retire on Oct 1. Craig will continue to consult with Columbia...
  • Burton Hires Former REI, Vans Marketeer boardistan.com - Burton has hired Sarah Crockett as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer. Formerly the VP of Integrated Marketing & Community Engagement at REI, Sarah will now oversee all facets of Burton Global...
  • Help Keep Our Industry #SafeOutside insideoutdoor.com - In continued partnership with the #SafeOutside movement, and with guidance and input from data scientist Charlie Lieu, SNEWS is conducting a survey among professionals working within the outdoor industry to gauge the...
  • Peak Resorts Misses On Q1 Revenue and Income sgbonline.com - Peak Resorts Inc., which operates a number of U.S. ski resorts, reported a loss for the first quarter ended July 31 of $11.8 million, or (87) cents per share, missing analysts’ estimates...

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