Women have always been present in snow sports and continue to represent a rapidly growing segment across all categories. As the decision makers when it comes to activities for the kids and planning family vacations, women influence more than 95% of all household purchase decisions that include your potential buyers.
Last season, even as most segments were down. Sales of women’s equipment, accessories and apparel were all up. In fact, 1/3 of all snow sports dollars were spent on Women’s/Girl’s specific gear, equaling over a billion dollars. How much was spent in your shop?
Having the latest in women’s gear, accessories and style is a must in today’s market. The styles are ever-changing as is the equipment. Whether it’s ski, snowboard, backcountry, Nordic, or Après, every brand showcases their complete women’s line and full colorways at the SIA Snow Show.
SIA was excited to partner with the Outdoor Women’s Industry Coalition once again for the 2015 SIA Snow Show. Attendees were encouraged to visit the OIWC Women’s Lounge located on the show floor to check out examples of how to best merchandise women’s hard and soft goods for your store.
OIWC with support from NPD Group and SIA, celebrated the impact of women in snow sports at a reception honoring 2015 Pioneering Women Award winner Linda Rodney, sales manager North America with Giro, and 2015 First Ascent Award winner Lesley Betts, Product Manager for snowboards at Burton.
“The lines look great – people are in great spirits and there is a huge women’s presence and exposure to the marketplace at this Show in comparison to others. This is a pretty male-dominated industry but I think more vendors are coming out with more unique women’s products – which is awesome!” Cassandra Medrano, the CLYMB