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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Fischer Extends Grants with Backcountry Focused Fund

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AUBURN NH- Building on the success of their 2018 debut with Fischer Grants, Fischer Skis is adding to the overall fund with a focused backcountry grant. “With the growth of the touring community and our product leadership in that scene, we’re proud to add to the efforts of trail builders and organizations increasing access and education,” […]

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Kikkan Randall Adds One Way Poles to her Fischer Sports Equipment

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AUBURN, NH Fischer Skis is pleased to welcome longtime Fischer Race Athlete, Kikkan Randall to the One Way pole roster. Now retired and through an unexpected cancer treatment experience, the World and Olympic Champion is setting her sights on raising awareness for ski sport throughout the United States as she continues to work on behalf […]

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1% For the Planet Announces 2019 People For The Planet Nominees

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BURLINGTON, VT — 1% for the Planet is excited to announce the nominees for their first annual People For the Planet Awards that will be awarded at the Global Summit in April. These awards recongize businesses, non-profits and individuals who have gone above and beyond for our planet. Voting will be open on the nominees […]

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Fischer Skis Presents Kikkan Randall at the American Birkebeiner

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Gold Medalist and cross country ski icon, Kikkan Randall will attend the 2019 American Birkebeiner this week in Hayward, Wisconsin. “We’re thrilled to have Kikkan joining us in the Fischer booth on Friday from 3:30 to 4:30pm at America’s largest ski race. For years, Kikkan has been the leader of growth and evolution of the […]

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USST / Swix World Championship Race Suits Unveiled

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HAVERILL, MA – Continuing a tradition of World Championship team outfitting, Swix revealed the 2019, USST World Championship race uniform to be worn next week in Seefeld, Austria. “This is a special team deserving a special race suit.” described Kelley Roche, softgoods manager at Swix Sport USA. The Swix suit, the performance companion to the […]

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