The coronavirus has struck again — this time resulting in the nation’s largest B2B snowsports trade show pivoting to virtual as many large-scale events have done since about mid-March. Other big industry stories this week came from The North Face, Faction Skis and other brands. Here’s our roundup of the most important snowsports business news for Oct. 12-16.
VF Corp. reported that sales at The North Face — one of the company’s Big Four brands and a snowsports apparel and gear stalwart — dipped 25 percent in the second quarter, but improvement could be just around the bend.
In a move that surprised no one, Outdoor Retailer announced Wednesday that its January snowsports trade show will move to virtual as the nation continues to cope with the coronavirus crisis.
In the first of an ongoing series, Snowsports Business Report shares additional color on what happened over the last week and what lies ahead for the winter outdoor industry (hint, there’s some white stuff in the forecast).
Three investors of the Black Diamond Equipment parent company are banking on Clarus’ brands to execute a successful long-term growth strategy.
Robert W. Gore, the inventor of the widely used fabric-waterproofing technology Gore-Tex — and the founder of W. L. Gore & Associates — died last week, the company said in a press release. He was 83.
The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) announced Wednesday that skier visit numbers to U.S. areas totaled 51.1 million for the 2019/20 ski season — down almost 14 percent over the 2018/19 season due primarily to the coronavirus prematurely ending the season in mid-March.