Fischer Skis Opens 2019 West Yellowstone Demo Reservations

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Fischer Skis announces the return of their online demo reservation system for use throughout dates of the West Yellowstone Ski Festival, Reserve Fischer Demo equipment for on-trail testing to learn how Fischer technology makes for a better on-snow experience. The 2019 West Yellowstone Ski Festival will take place November 26th -30th in West Yellowstone, MT. […]

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Mountain Hardwear Extends GORE-TEX Partnership to Create Ski Collection

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RICHMOND, Calif. – November 11, 2019/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Mountain Hardwear under parent company Columbia Sportswear Company (Nasdaq: COLM) announces its launch of an entirely new ski collection with GORE-TEX technology. Mountain Hardwear is launching an entirely new ski line with the extension of its partnership with GORE-TEX.  Using GORE-TEX C-Knit™ and Windstopper® technologies […]

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Silva Restructures U.S. Sales; Adds Key Partners

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Swedish brand retains Liberty Mountain & Press Forward PR in U.S. sales push.   BROMMA, Sweden – Silva, makers of high quality compasses and headlamps has consolidated their sales and distribution efforts in the United States. The legacy brand, founded in 1933 has long been the leader in compass and trail navigation is set to […]

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Outdoor Gear Exchange Hosts Women’s Outdoor Industry Leadership Panel

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Executives from Burton, Oboz, Outdoor Research, Vasque and the Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance (VOBA) featured. BURLINGTON, Vermont- Celebrating its 25th year as Vermont’s leading outfitter, the Outdoor Gear Exchange is hosting a women’s leadership panel in service of increasing female leadership within OGE and throughout the outdoor industry. 

“Achieving gender parity in the Outdoor Industry […]

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North St. Bags Commits 1% of all Sales to Environmental Causes

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PORTLAND, OR — North St. Bags has joined 1% for the Planet, committing to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on sustainability. “Living in Portland gives me incredible access to wild and natural spaces, not to mention the ability to get around without driving,” says Curtis Williams, North St.’s Founder and […]

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Weston Japow Claims Editors’ Choice Awards

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MINTURN, COLORADO – Weston Backcountry started off the winter awards season strong, taking home two major industry prizes. Weston’s 2020 Japow Board claimed Outside Magazine’s 2019 Gear of the Year Award as well as Backcountry Magazine’s 2020 Editors Choice Award in early October. The Japow splitboard is inspired by Mountains of Japan with the deepest […]

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Mountain Hardwear Introduces the Ghost Shadow™ Collection

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RICHMOND, Calif. — Mountain Hardwear under parent company Columbia Sportswear Company (Nasdaq: COLM) introduces its most sustainable collection yet, with the introduction of Ghost Shadow™. Coming in men’s and women’s in both a hoody and vest, the Ghost Shadow™ collection is proving that high-performance pursuits and environmental efforts go hand and hand. Between its 100% post-industrial […]

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Fischer’s RC4 Podium GT Claims SKI Magazine’s “Best in Test” Boot Award

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AUBURN, NH- With an unprecedented awards haul for the 2019 / 2020 ski line-up, Fischer’s boot collection added a complimentary award this week, garnering a “Best in Test” award for the RC4 Podium GT. Testers lauded the “superb customization and solid on-hill performance” born from a racing pedigree and mixed with Fischer’s proprietary Vacuum Fit […]

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North St. Bags Unpacks a Decade in Business

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PORTLAND, OR — North St. Bags, producers of made-in-Oregon backpacks and bike bags, celebrates 10 years in business this month. The brand originated as Founder, Curtis Williams’ project to make a better bicycle pannier for friends while living in Berkeley, CA more than 10 years ago. The brand didn’t gain its name until Williams moved […]

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Fischer My Ranger 96 TI Adds Ski Magazine’s “Best in Test” to Awards Haul

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AUBURN, NH – Heralding the Fischer My Ranger 96 TI as “a new queen of the hill,” SKI Magazine chose the new-for-2019 model as a “Best in Test” pick. The award, a part of the annual SKI Magazine Gear Guide, called out the ski’s versatility and smooth feel as characteristics pushing it to the top […]

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Fischer’s RC ONE 86 GT Takes Home the 2020 Gear of the Year Award from SKI Magazine

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Fischer Skis’ independent approach pays big with industry recognition. AUBURN NH – Fischer Skis celebrated a Gear of the Year Award from SKI Magazine for their all new Fischer RC ONE 86 GT. With an entirely new shape and progressive construction including the use of bafatex sail cloth, the Fischer RC ONE 86 GT brings […]

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Bee’s Wrap Earns Top Environmental Award from the B Lab

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MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (Sept. 5, 2019) — Middlebury-based Bee’s Wrap brought home kudos in early September from the B Lab, earning the 2019 Best For The World: Environment award for the business’s top-notch attention to environmental stewardship. Bee’s Wrap, a Certified B Corporation, is one of three Vermont businesses to earn this honor, alongside Seventh Generation […]

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PeopleForBikes Welcomes First Step to Broaden E-Bike Access on Public Lands

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Bike advocacy group pushes for local control and public input BOULDER, Colo. (Sep. 5, 2019) – Following an announcement from the Department of the Interior and a rollout event today in Ohio’s Cuyahoga National Park, PeopleForBikes welcomes the first step in the process to update federal management of electric bicycles (e-bikes). E-bikes are a versatile, […]

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Mountain Hardwear Partners with Press Forward

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RICHMOND, CA – Mountain Hardwear, an industry-leading equipment and apparel company for climbers, mountaineers, and outdoor enthusiasts, has partnered with Press Forward on media relations, product placement, and communications strategy. “We appreciate the value that Press Forward brings to Mountain Hardwear as we grow our brand,” said Matt Burbach, Mountain Hardwear’s Marketing Director of Content […]

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Bjornsen Takes Win at Toppidrettsveka with Swix

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Custom USST Rollerski Race Suit debuts HAVERHILL, MA- Sadie Bjornsen took the official technical uniform to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team to the top step of the podium this weekend at the Toppidrettsveka Rollerski Races. The three-stop event showcases Norway’s top talents, as well as World Cup stars from around the globe. For their […]

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Vermont Glove Pairs with Press Forward on Media Outreach

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RANDOLPH, VT — Vermont Glove, a family-owned, small batch glove maker, has partnered with Press Forward PR for media relations, brand development and communication strategy. “We are thrilled to partner with Press Forward as we look to bring broad national attention to a well loved Vermont brand,” described Sam Hooper, owner and CEO of Vermont […]

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PeopleForBikes Supports Surface Transportation Bill

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Proposed bipartisan highway legislation would modernize bike infrastructure and prioritize safety  BOULDER, Colo. (July 30, 2019) – As federal lawmakers this week take the first steps to reauthorize the nation’s highway programs, PeopleForBikes welcomes legislation that, if passed, would fund and modernize bike infrastructure, prioritize the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians, and recognize the environmental […]

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Alex Honnold Joins 1% for the Planet

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Climber and sustainable energy advocate Alex Honnold is joining 1% for the Planet as an individual member, the organization announced today.  As an individual member, Honnold will pledge to donate at least 1% of his annual salary directly to approved environmental nonprofits in the 1% for the Planet network through monetary and/or volunteer support. Open […]

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North St. Bags Hosts Back-To-School Bag Drive Supporting Schoolhouse Supplies

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Portland, OR — North St. Bags, producers of made-in-Oregon backpacks and bike bags, will collaborate with award-winning Portland nonprofit Schoolhouse Supplies to donate bags to students in need this back-to-school season.  North St. Bags will hold a bag drive on the weekends of July 19th and August 2nd at their headquarters, located at 1551 SE […]

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Fischer Skis Promotes Chris Hall to Nordic Racing Director

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AUBURN, NH Fischer Skis announced today the promotion of Chris Hall to Nordic Racing Director Hall, who has held a half-time racing support position for the thirteen years moves to a full time  role with a continued presence at races as well as grassroots support for marketing and outreach initiatives within the Fischer and One Way […]

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Fischer Skis U.S. Taps Sergio Kiehl as CEO & President

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Auburn, N.H. — Fischer Skis U.S., LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of privately-held Fischer Sports GmbH, has announced Sergio Kiehl as CEO and President. “I’m excited for the opportunity to work with a family-owned brand rich in ski industry heritage,” Kiehl described of his hiring. “Aligning the U.S. team with the European Fischer staff is a huge […]

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