2017 Snow Show Recap

With the first week of March upon us, we know you’re with us thinking about some spring turns (and maybe even summer turns)! Corn, anyone? With snow on the mind as the Northwest gets pummeled with yet another record-breaking month of snowfall, and the Northeast revels in its post February snowstorm bliss, we wanted to […]

Keeping it Real Fun

Keeping it Real Fun Coming out of tradeshow season, re-focusing on why we do what we do — you gotta keep it real, and you gotta keep it fun. This past Presidents’ Day weekend was a great chance for me to get out in the backcountry and to ride the local lifts and be reminded […]

Nick's Notes – February 2017

Thanks to all who came out to the 2017 Snow Show and the On-Snow Demo. We were pleased with the renewed sense of energy and excitement surrounding the Show and hope you were too.  As we consider many options for the path forward, we want to hear from you! I have added the link to […]

In Between Seasons

A tale of two seasons….. ”It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…” Charles Dickens’ prose of 1859 makes it sound like he was once a ski shop employee. As we enter the month of February, we find ourselves in […]


THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF THE 2017 SNOW SHOW! As the pinnacle event of the winter industry, the Snow Show provides the ideal platform to connect suppliers and retailers across all facets of the winter business, showcase new innovations, and celebrate the snow community. With revamped exhibit areas, streamlined educational programming, daily networking and […]

Great Stores Are Still The Best Way To Make Consumers Love A Brand – article by Richard Kestenbaum at Forbes

We met Richard at the SIA Snow Show to talk about what’s going on in winter sports retail. His insights came to fruition in this most recent artilce: 3 of my favorite points, being a retail zealot: + Almost nothing in consumer products works as well as a great store + Having a great in-store […]