Industry Buzz: YETI, OIA, cannabis in Canada, mountain biker killed, NEMO, and Alex Honnold

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  • YETI Holdings' IPO values the company at $1.7 billion, per an updated filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The premium cooler manufacturer plans to raise $400 million by offering 20 million shares for $19 to $21 per share.
  • Outdoor Industry Association released its full agenda of events at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, and we have to say, there are some enticing topics, such as "Retail isn't dead."
  • Pot is now legal in Canada and the parks service says that visitors to Banff National Park are allowed to consume cannabis in campsites and in the backcountry, but not in public spaces in town.
  • An opponent of federal public lands management—Wyoming's Karen Budd-Falen—is joining the Department of the Interior as deputy solicitor for parks and wildlife. She was considered as a finalist to lead the Bureau of Land Management.
  • A 34-year-old mountain biker was shot dead in the along a popular track in the French Alps on Saturday evening. Authorities believe a 22-year-old hunter is responsible for the man's death.
  • And finally, who wouldn't want to climb with Alex Honnold?