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Snowsports Industry Sees Surge In Gear Sales

date icon January 29, 2015

Skiers and snowboarders bought $1.46 billion worth of gear and clothing during the first part of the ski season, an 8 percent increase from last year, with sales of outwear pacing the climb. Sales began to pick up in late November and early indications point to strong December sales.

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U.S. Tourism Booms In 2014

date icon January 27, 2015

When it comes to travel, the Obama administration gets, high-ranking tourism officials say, pointing to another banner year for the U.S. travel Industry, a sector that saw total employment reach 8 million in 2014 for the first time ever.

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Snowsports Industry Launches Major Backcountry Safety Push

date icon January 24, 2015

The snowsports industry seeks to reverse the trend of increasing avalanche accidents with a new backcountry safety campaign.

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2 New Segments Added To National Water Trail System

date icon January 24, 2015

Whether you travel north or south this year, two new national water trails provide the opportunity to explore and connect to America’s waterways — the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail and the Huron River Water Trail are the 17th and 18th segments of the National Water Trails System.

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Colorado Early Season Skier Visits On Par With Last Season

date icon January 21, 2015

Stellar early season snow brought near-record skier visits to many Colorado resorts, according to a statewide trade group that represents most of Colorado's ski areas.

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