Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web
Looming backcountry issues: As predicted, safety concerns have started mounting as skiers abandon resorts for the backcountry this season. [ABC News]
A ski prodigy makes waves: 14-year-old Kai Jones is certain to figure prominently in the pro ski scene in years to come. [The New York Times]
When gear becomes chic: How highly technical outdoor gear from companies like Arc’teryx and Mammut has crept its way into the fashion world. [The Wall Street Journal; paywall]
Tourism’s water bottle problem: Travel is one of the biggest drivers of single-use plastic water bottle use. Here’s what we can do about it. [Rooted]
Free park days: Planning trips for 2021? Travel to national parks on these days to enjoy free entry. [National Park Service]
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