Archive for August, 2014

Stoked To Sell Snow: Up-And-Coming Sales Reps Talk About The Successes And Struggles Impacting Their Work

August 27, 2014

“With summer winding down, the industry is truly starting to anticipate the demands and adventures of the upcoming season. The snow sports community has great leaders taking us into 2014/15 as well as a ton of up-and-coming talent helping to secure the industry’s future success. We checked in with some in the rising generation of […]

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Mike “Gags” Gagliardi Interview

August 26, 2014

  “Anyone that is in the Colorado snowboard scene or the snowboard industry in general, knows or has heard of Mike “Gags” Gagliardi of the Never Summer Industries crew.  Gags is an OG Colorado legend.  I first met Gags after moving to Denver while working in a snowboard shop where we sold plenty of Never […]

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Keeping the Heart and Soul of Snowboarding Alive: The Commission Goes Into Its Third Season With Optimism and Determination

August 25, 2014

“The Commission, snowboarding’s core shop coalition, is now entering its third season, and many of its members are feeling very optimistic about the future. With its first member meeting at the 2013 SIA Snow Show, The Commission began as a group of the country’s core snowboard retailers realized they were experiencing similar issues and felt they […]

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Livin’ the Ski Life: Why the Death of the Ski Bum Will Ruin Ski Towns Everywhere

August 22, 2014

“There’s something awesome about being a ski bum for one season or for twenty: your main goal in life is to chase the snow. Whether it’s in Jackson Hole, Breckenridge, or Sun Valley, ski bums come for the skiing or snowboarding and stay as your waitress, your ski instructor, or if they are lucky, your bartender. But rising […]

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Shakes Off Golf Declines to Beat Q2 Estimates…

August 21, 2014

  “With few signs of the golf category turning around, Dick’s Sporting Goods said Tuesday it expects to cut back the category to about 10 percent of its business over the next three to four years from 15 percent currently and 20 percent a few years ago. “Golf, from a participation standpoint and how it […]

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