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Snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65

The founder of Burton Snowboards died Wednesday night in Burlington, Vermont, according to an email sent to the staff of the company he founded.

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Snowsports Industries America buys Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo in trade group’s first turn toward consumers

The move gives SIA -- the 65-year-old founder of the annual Snow Show that is now part of Outdoor Retailer’s annual winter trade show in Denver -- its first consumer-oriented enterprise

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Backcountry.com fires its attorneys, partners with company it targeted in trademark lawsuit as CEO vows to make amends

But the company isn’t withdrawing 50+ requests that the U.S. Patent and Trademark office cancel the trademarks of other companies, Backcountry.com CEO Jonathan Nielsen said in an interview with The Sun.

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Backcountry.com breaks its silence amid trademark lawsuit controversy to apologize and say “we made a mistake”

Backcountry.com CEO Jonathan Nielsen wrote in an open letter that the retailer’s attempts to protect its brand “were not consistent with our values.” Not everyone is buying it.

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Backcountry.com faces boycotts, social media backlash over trademark lawsuits. But the company remains mum.

Backcountry.com’s legal disputes are even broader than originally thought. One Colorado gearmaker is trying to take cover by buying wildsnow.com, the snowsports blog founded by the guy who coined the term “backcountry” back in the 80s

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Backcountry.com sues anyone who uses its namesake. Is it bullying or just business?

The online retailer has filed dozens of lawsuits against makers of skis and pants -- and even Backcountry Babes, an avalanche safety course

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Outdoor adventure inspired Colorado’s Anderson brothers to create Loki Outdoor Gear. Then it took one of their lives.

Dirk Anderson was killed in a motorbike crash and nearly 80-foot fall on Aug. 24 near Grand Junction. His brother, Seth, heard his last words in an attempted call for help.