Jan 27, 2016
Industry + Intelligence
Denver, CO
Jan. 28-31, 2016
SIA Snow Show & Sourcing Snow
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO
Feb. 1-2, 2016
On-Snow Demo/Ski-Ride Fest
Copper Mountain Resort, CO

Snow Sports Recognition & Industry Achievement Awards

The Snow Sports Recognition & Industry Achievement Awards acknowledge dedication to the snow sports industry, willingness to support and partner with industry suppliers, leadership, and creativity within the industry

2014 Snow Sports Recognition Award Winner: Bill Marolt

An Olympian and sport leader, longtime USSA visionary Bill Marolt established a strong legacy in building successful athletic programs at every level and growing sports organizations as businesses to support athletics. Under his tenure, USSA athletic programs reached their highest pinnacles. Read More

2012 Industry Achievement Award Winner: Klaus F. Obermeyer

Klaus Obermeyer’s enthusiasm is contagious, his energy seemingly endless and his optimism without bounds. To hear him yodel is to experience the depth of his spirit. To watch him ski is to witness his true love of the sport. It all began in Oberstaufen, Germany the small Bavarian village in the Alps where Klaus was born. Read More

2012 Industry Achievement Award Winner: Mary Jo Tarallo

Mary Jo Tarallo’s lifelong passion for skiing inspires her to educate others on snow sports. Tarallo currently acts as the Executive Director for two national consumer initiatives — Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month and the Bring a Friend program. Read More.

2011 Industry Achievement Award Winner: Ned Hamilton

Ned Hamilton opened his first ski shop in 1958 in the basement of the A.D. Farwell Co., a men’s clothing Store in Montpelier, VT. He named it after his one-year-old son, Peter Glen Hamilton. By 1970 he had added locations at Mad River Glen, Stowe and Sugarbush and moved his original location to the Barre-Montpelier Road. Read More

2010 Industry Achievement Award Winner: The Gart Family

Nate Gart and his three brothers started Gart Brothers Sporting Goods in 1928, specializing in war surplus, fishing, and hunting supplies. Nate’s son, Jerry, worked in the store as a boy and went on to open the Gart Bros Sports Castle in 1954 with everything from golf cart transportation to practice ski slopes inside. Read More


"The SIA Snow Show is the best time of the year! You get to see all the new technology coming out, you get to see all the sales reps you have relationships with, and then right around the corner you get to test everything out at the On-Snow Demo at Copper." Katy Graul, Ski Brokers, Fraser, CO
"For me, the Show is so much more than just a product presentation, it's a true breeding ground for ideas and inspiration. The forums, the marketing information, and the opportunities for retailers like me to network with each other has become a major feature for me." Teddy Schiavoni, Summit Ski Shop, Framingham, MA
"It's the place to go to see as many manufacturing companies as you can see under one roof at one time. It’s the latest and greatest of everything that’s going to be coming through the stores in the next six to eight months. I think people do a disservice to themselves by not going." Susan Woody, sales rep, Turtle Fur
"This Show is so important because it's the preview for what’s to come; it's the big picture. You can talk to the people that are in sales, product development, we can tell you plans for next year as well as help retailers with their buy so they become informed and make better decisions for their business." Ryan Green, Nordic Division Manager, Rossignol
"From an international perspective, I can see that the whole US snow sports industry is truly a community. Everybody's here and you can see that it's a family." Sigi Rumphuber, Product Designer/Engineer, G3
"This whole business is based on relationships, so if you don’t get that face to face time it's difficult to continue those relationships or build new ones. And of course we have to be at the Show because it gives a chance for everyone to see the full line, and to talk about any problems or potential opportunities." Josh Roberts, VP, Nitro Snowboards

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