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Industry News Archive for dates of Saturday, February 23, 2019 thru Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Vail Resorts Reduces Earnings Outlook 03/08/2019  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 03/07/2019  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...
  • Clif Just Called Out Kind Bar in ‘The New York Times’ 03/07/2019  outsideonline.com - Clif Bar has issued a challenge to one of its biggest competitors, Kind Snacks. In an ad in The New York Times and on the paper’s homepage, co-CEOs Gary Erickson and Kit...
  • Meet National Geographic’s 2019 Adventurers of the Year 03/06/2019  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 03/06/2019  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 03/06/2019  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 03/06/2019  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...
  • Nike Set To Become First Major Sponsor Of Los Angeles 2028 03/06/2019  sgbonline.com - Nike is close to completing a deal to become the the first major sponsor of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles. Nike will outfit all U.S. teams and event...
  • Patagonia Hires Former General Counsel Of EPA 03/05/2019  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...
  • Spartan Race Looking For New Venues 03/05/2019  venuesnow.com - Since launching in 2010, Spartan has grown exponentially, with plans for 63 events in 2013 and 100 in 2014 in 17 countries. Their goal is to reach 42 countries in order to...
  • Alterra Announces $181M In Capital Improvements For 2019/20 Winter Season 03/04/2019  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...
  • An Exclusive Look at the Defenders on Million Dollar Mile, the CBS Fitness Show Hosted by Tim Tebow 03/04/2019  menshealth.com - Million Dollar Mile, a new fitness competition show premiering March 27 on CBS hosted by Tim Tebow will see superstar athletes chase down contestants to try and stop them from winning the...
  • REI Launches Bontrager and Cannondale Nationwide, Doubles Down on Cycling in 2019 02/28/2019  gearjunkie.com - REI confirmed it will begin selling Bontrager gear in-store starting March 14, a first within the Co-op. Helmets, shoes, lighting and other accessories will be included in the rollout. REI will also...
  • REI Co-op Acquires Arizona Outback Adventures 02/27/2019  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...
  • Fitbit Sees Profit Rebound In Q4 02/27/2019  sgbonline.com - Fitbit Inc reported a profit on an adjusted basis of $36.3 million, or 14 cents a share, rebounding from a loss of $4.7 million, or 2 cents, a year ago. Sales inched...
  • Finding Available Campsites is About to Become a Whole Lot Easier 02/26/2019  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...
  • Fox Factory Revenue Jumps 30 Percent In Q4 02/26/2019  sgbonline.com - Fox Factory Holding Corp. reported sales for the fourth quarter increased 29.5% to $156.8 million compared to $121.1 million in the same period last fiscal year. Net income was $20.1 million, or...
  • Vail Resorts to Acquire Falls Creek and Hotham Ski Resorts in Victoria, Australia 02/25/2019  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 02/25/2019  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 02/25/2019  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 02/25/2019  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...
  • New Nike Commercial Celebrates Women in Sports Breaking Down Barriers 02/25/2019  runnersworld.com - Nike’s new “Dream Crazier” ad for the “Just Do It” campaign features women throughout history breaking down barriers in sports.The commercial, narrated by Serena Williams and featuring an all-female cast, shows women...
  • Peloton Picks Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan to Lead IPO 02/25/2019  bloomberg.com - Peloton Interactive Inc. has chosen Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to lead its initial public offering, which could value the home exercise startup at more than $8 billion,...
  • Tough Mudder Faces Legal Battle From Co-Founder 02/25/2019  mudrunguide.com - Guy Livingstone, one of the founders of Tough Mudder is suing Tough Mudder, Inc. and Active Network for $4.3 million dollars for breach of contract.

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