Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web'

Ski season contingency plans: The town council of Breckenridge, Colorado, met this week to discuss ways to entice winter tourists that don’t involve skiing, in case the pandemic shuts down resorts again. [Summit Daily]

Yes, the GAOA is a huge win: In the weeks since the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, some commentators have tried to downplay its importance. The state director for Environment Colorado argues against their skepticism. [The Colorado Sun]

The good fight: These organizations are working tirelessly to help youth of color enjoy the outdoors safely, despite the hardships of the pandemic. [Grist]

RAB and Lowe Alpine’s online partnership: As of yesterday, Lowe Alpine products are now available on the Rab website, a brand crossover meant to inspire “innovative and complementary product solutions.”

Watersports merger: Mustang Survival and Marine Technologies International, producers of personal flotation devices and other paddlesports equipment, have come together to merge two sets of outdoor expertise. [GearJunkie]

Repurpose your Patagonia vest: A few hilarious suggestions for what to do with that trendy Patagonia vest of yours, now that you’ll never set foot in an office again. [The New Yorker]

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POW helps mobilize voters: The group has released a new tool that makes voting by mail easy.

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