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

Snowsports Industries America, the nonprofit trade group representing winter industry retailers, resorts and manufacturers, is acquiring the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo and its sister expo in Boston. The move, announced Friday, 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 […]

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Aspen innovator Klaus Obermeyer, still skiing at age 99, celebrated at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show kickoff

From wool knickers and planks nailed to his shoes to breathable fabrics and modern-day rockered skis, Klaus Obermeyer has not only skied every major innovation through the history of skiing, but he invented many of them. From creating a down parka stitched from a comforter provided by his mother as he fled Nazi Germany to […]