Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

In memoriam: A remembrance of climbers we lost in 2020. [Climbing]

Hunting rules loosen in Grand Teton: The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the National Park Service can’t regulate hunting on private inholdings in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. [National Parks Traveler]

The National Brotherhood of Skiers: An oral history of a decades-old organization for Black snow sports enthusiasts. [Outside Online]

New leadership at Wolverine Worldwide: The brand has appointed Jim Zwiers as president of the company’s Global Operations Group. [Footwear Plus Magazine]

Beware the backcountry: Newcomers to the sport of backcountry skiing in Colorado (and elsewhere) should be aware of the dangers they face. [5280]

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Industry Buzz: Danger in the backcountry, a teenage ski prodigy, when gear becomes high fashion, tourism's water bottle problem, free national park entry

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 ...read more

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Industry Buzz: Addressing intolerant language, national park danger, the future of outdoor, discussing diversity with a congressman, small town activism

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Yeti Cycles updates its language: In response to concerns about insensitivity toward Indigenous communities in the U.S., the brand will soon drop the word “tribe” from all its marketing material and brand language. ...read more

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Industry Buzz: Unpaid internships must go, Great American Outdoors Act, New Mexico wins grant money, insurance for skiers, algal bloom in Zion

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Outdoor industry, pay your interns: Jon Stewart explains why unpaid internships propagate inequality, a reality many outdoor companies might do well to consider. Parks grapple with safety: Americans are impatient to visit ...read more

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Industry Buzz: Big changes coming to ski resorts, skiing's return to its roots, Outdoor Research's new president, hunting groups support conservation, 100 years of outdoor catalogs

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Plan for a different kind of ski season: What will the winter season look like for skiers and snowboarders? Here are some of the changes to expect. [The New York Times] Skiing returns to its roots: In another take on the ...read more

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Industry Buzz: Follow words with action, BIPOC adventure grant, Great Outdoors Month, national park climbing

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Words require action: A wonderful reminder to the outdoor industry that, when it comes to supporting BIPOC members of your community, hashtags and black squares on Instagram are not enough. [Medium] Save the travel photo ...read more

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Industry Buzz: National parks and racism, cycling diversity, ConnectHub, microalgae, state parks

National parks and racism: How managers of public lands can help our country’s shared treasures be more inclusive for all. [National Geographic] Diversity in cycling: These organizations are fighting to broaden representation in the sport and make it more accessible for everyone. ...read more

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Industry Buzz: MEC ignores protesters, Dick's to eliminate single-use plastic, new climbing rules in Nepal, race and the ski industry, rising demand for outdoor education

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web MEC forges ahead with sale: Defying the pleas of co-op members who oppose the company’s sale to an American investment firm, MEC leaders pushed ahead with the acquisition this week, saying the deal must close. [Coast ...read more

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Industry Buzz: Inclusive outdoor language, Americans sneak into Canada, park visits surge, the rise of skoolies, KEEN and Osprey innovate

What’s in a name: Racist climbing route names, tone-deaf brand terminology, and other instances of offensive language across the outdoor space are being examined anew. [The Colorado Sun] Speaking of language: It’s time to rethink how we talk about skiing, and the subtle ways our ...read more

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Industry Buzz: Pipeline cancelled, Yosemite promotes cultural outreach, national parks and recycling, Nepal climbing, racist climbing route names

Appalachian Trail pipeline cancelled: Construction of a highly controversial natural gas pipeline that would have crossed the Appalachian Trail at multiple points was cancelled due to possible litigation costs. [BACKPACKER] Yosemite’s new cultural outreach ranger: 33-year NPS ...read more