SnowSports Industries America (SIA) contacted SNEWS® to let us know that we erred slightly in our last news story on Winter Market. We stated that pre-registration numbers from Outdoor Retailer mean nothing because they are free, and lumped SIA into that statement too. In fact, SIA charges a $20 pre-reg fee and $35 onsite to help "ensure buyers will attend the show." SIA reported that it currently has "more than 3,500 paid, qualified buyers" pre-registered and that it continues to average approximately 100 new pre-registrations a day. SIA has also reported that this year's show is 10 percent larger with 387,200 square feet, with 125 new exhibitors accounting for approximately 50,000 square feet of the space.
Did you hear?... SNEWS® correction
A SNEWS® Correction: Suffering from post-show mental overload, we lumped Black Diamond into our needling of manufacturers that can't seem to get their act together and show ice tools, screws, etc. at the Winter Show. As Peter Metcalf gently reminded us, and as one SNEWS® editor ...read more