An olive branch to Outdoor Retailer: An editorial from the Salt Lake City Tribune makes a case for the return of the industry’s largest trade show to Utah. [The Salt Lake City Tribune]

A Colorado ski resort to reopen: Arapahoe Basin will resume limited operations for spring skiing this week. [The Denver Post]

The coming spike in camping: As summer begins, camping will likely see a “huge jump in popularity,” spurred by apps and other technology. [GeekWire]

Gear check: Speaking of camping, make sure your gear is in tip-top shape before getting out for the first time this season. [USA Today]

Distancing in the parks: The National Park Service has released a hilarious new series of posters to remind visitors of social distancing rules. [Washingtonian]

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Gateway communities and coronavirus: The towns just outside national parks are economically tied to the parks’ operations. Here’s how those towns have fared in the last few months. [Resources]

Man missing in Illinois: Rescue crews are searching for a man who went missing on the Sangamon River, just outside of Springfield, Monday morning. [FOX Illinois]


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Industry Buzz: Fee free national parks, more permits for The Wave, racial justice grantees, a turn-of-the-century trailblazer

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web A unique ski season: Discover how ski resorts around the country (and the continent) are operating during the pandemic. [SKI] Racial justice in the outdoors: Youth Outside announces its inaugural Liberated Paths Grantees, more


Industry Buzz: Malcolm Daly, Cotopaxi's founding, a marathon every day, reopening the national parks

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Malcolm Daly scores a private plane to rehab: Our colleague made his way to rehab in Omaha via private plane thanks to the love and support of friends. Inside Cotopaxi’s founding: The popular NPR podcast “How I Built This” more

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Industry Buzz: National parks, OIA webinar, an indoor ultramarathon, The Voice, Mountain Hardwear

National parks reopening: The acting director of the National Park Service is currently working on a “framework for a gradual resumption of operations." [National Parks Traveler] A cautionary tale: Even that happens, however, we should heed the warnings from places like Utah’s more

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Industry Buzz: Olympics postponed, SIA, national parks, backcountry skiing, "Naked and Afraid," getting outside safely

The best of SNEWS: Top stories we've published recently Incredible community support: In just four days, customers of Alpenglow Sports in Lake Tahoe purchased $75k in gift cards from the retailer to help keep cash flowing. (To help spread similar efforts, share our new campaign, more


Industry Buzz: Great American Outdoors Act, national park updates, National Trails Day, rewilding Patagonia

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Outdoor companies speak up: Patagonia, L.L. Bean, The North Face, and others publicly joined OIA in calling for the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. [The Hill] Support the effort yourself: Sign this letter from more


Industry Buzz: Patagonia and REI reopen, national park safety, Thin Air show, coronavirus liability

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Patagonia exercises caution: The brand was one of the first to close its stores. After losing half its North American sales, leadership is considering an extremely cautious approach to reopening. [The New York Times] REI more

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Industry Buzz: The North Face hacked, Sun Valley named best North American resort, new Emerald CEO, Adidas adds to leadership team, National Park Service sued for $270M

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web The North Face hacked: A cyberattack on The North Face has exposed customers’ names, addresses, birth dates, and phone numbers to hackers. [IT World Canada] Sun Valley snags major award: SKI magazine has named Sun Valley 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. more

Olympic National Park

Industry Buzz: National parks to reopen, spring climbing, "corona-buying," The Redside Foundation

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web The White House says national parks will reopen: However, no dates or details have been offered. [CNN] Summiting K2 this year after all? Restrictions may ease by the time the spring climbing season starts in Pakistan. more