“WFH” was an acronym that was not in my vernacular just two weeks ago, which is pretty funny because I actually do WFH, and have for the last 20 years.

But now, we’re all doing it. It’s clear from all the Zoom calls I’ve been on in the last two weeks that some of us have pretty sweet home office setups. I know of one person who took over his kid’s treehouse, another who converted a glassed-in sun porch. Others are posting up at the kitchen table amid the Pop Tart crumbs and juice puddles.

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Jordan Gover of Backbone Media made her work-from-home space a little more outdoorsy.

Yes, workers all over the country are toiling away at home right now, but we bet the outdoor industry is leading the way when it comes to office setups that are good for mind, body, and soul.

We could all use a little home office inspiration right now. After all, who knows how long we’ll be at this? So, if you think you have the coolest/nicest/most unique home office or the lamest/most painful/most embarrassing one, we want to hear from you!

Send a photo or a very short video to snewsedit@aimmedia.com. We’ll highlight the best and worst in in an upcoming article and the grand prize winner in each category will receive something we all need right now… 

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Winners of the best (and worst) home office will each receive one roll of two-ply, custom-branded SNEWS toilet paper.


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Live video: Working from home

In a crazy way, remote working has brought us here at SNEWS and Active Interest Media (our parent company) even closer together. Throughout the crisis, our CEO, Andy Clurman, has hosted weekly town hall meetings to keep us all up to speed on everything from media industry trends, ...read more

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Inside Voices: A virtual support group for small outdoor businesses

Jen Gurecki, founder and CEO of Coalition Snow and editor-in-chief of SISU magazine, doesn’t mince words. “I really just want to curl up in bed all day, and I’m having a hard time pulling myself away from CNN,” she says. Gurecki knows that she is far from alone, and that the ...read more

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Q & A with Outdoor Industry Association's Lise Aangeenbrug

Lise Aangeenbrug’s first day as executive director of Outdoor Industry Association was March 4, 2020. Less than one week later, our country was in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic. It wasn’t exactly what she signed up for. Just over one month into her new gig as the leader ...read more

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Poll: Should Outdoor Retailer cancel, postpone, or go on?

As of today, our industry's largest gathering is still on the books for June 23-25 in Denver. But thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, it's pretty clear that the show will not go on as planned in just 13 weeks. Mountain Hardwear took a proactive stance: President Joe Vernachio and ...read more

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Utah has a new director of Office of Outdoor Recreation

After an extensive two-month search to replace Tom Adams, Gov. Herbert announced the new director of Utah’s Office of Outdoor Recreation: Patrick “Pitt” Grew. Grew spent his childhood in the mountains of Utah, skiing every weekend with his parents who both worked in the ski ...read more

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Welcome to The Voice, issue #2

At the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show in January, we were so thrilled to drop the first issue of The Voice, our independent, unfiltered, engaged outdoor industry trade mag to critical acclaim. Subscribe to The Voice And now, as Summer Market approaches, we’re busy working on issue ...read more


Your complete guide to all the outdoor industry events

It's been hard to keep track of the where's and the when, right? We are here to help. We've populated this calendar with all the events we know of, including tradeshows, rep shows, and consumer-facing outdoor events. If we missed any, let us know at snewsedit@aimmedia.com and ...read more

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American Alpine Club cancels annual dinner

The American Alpine Club has cancelled its annual benefit dinner amid the coronavirus outbreak. The event was scheduled for March 13, 2020 in Denver featuring Kris McDivitt Tompkins as the keynote speaker. Instead of hosting the live three-hour event, which was slated to be at ...read more

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The best of the best

A Grassroots Outdoor Alliance award is a very big deal. The group, which is a consortium of 64 independent outdoor specialty retailers and 68 vendor partners, represents the best of specialty retail. The awards, which will be given out on June 13, 2018 on night one of the ...read more