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  • Confluence Accords: The number of states that had signed a set of outdoor recreation principles increased from 8 to 13 this week. Leaders from Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, and Virginia officially joined Outdoor Recreation Industry Confluence Accords in St. George during the Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit. The 12 principles contained in the four pillars of conservation and stewardship, education and workforce training, economic development, and public health and wellness. 
  • The next generation of skiers and riders: Snowsports Industries America just launched a new platform, Generation Snow, in partnership with the Share Winter Foundation to increase participation in snow sports. SIA has committed to helping add 100,000 new participants by 2028. 
  • Grassroots Outdoor Alliance: Ahead of the Connect Show starting Nov. 1, the alliance launched new support for digital workbook adoption along with educational "how-to" videos.
  • Vista Outdoor named Chris Sword as president of Bell and Giro, effective Oct. 30. Sword previously served as president at Pearl Izumi, and before that, as North American president of Salewa and Dynafit.

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