Nuggets of news you need to know, bite by bite.
  • More IKON news: Alterra Mountain Company announced plans to purchase Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington, which would bring the company’s total to 14 year-round mountain destinations throughout North America. The resort will be available on the pass for winter 2018/2019. Access will be unlimited with no blackout dates on both the Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass.
The Noso X Patch is one of three styles being sold in REI stores.

The Noso X Patch is one of three styles being sold in REI stores.

  • Starting this month, more than 150 REI stores are selling three styles of NoSo Patches gear repair patch kits, the adhesive, ripstop nylon patches that stop rips, tears, and snags.
  • Portland State University is one of a few universities offering outdoor recreation-related majors and certificates. Just this week, the school announced that its Athletic and Outdoor Industry graduate certificate is available online, serving a global audience. Leaders from brands including Nike, adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Gerber Gear, and Yakima share their knowledge and networks as guest speakers, mentors, and advisors. The certificate totals 20 credits (five courses), that can be taken as a stand-alone or paired with a graduate program
  • Only a few months after Feral Mountain Co. opened a second location, the specialty outdoor retailer is taking on another challenge: crowdfunding to relocate and build its Denver location.
  • Outdoor Retailer is honoring brands and products on the cutting edge. Starting on Monday, you can apply to be considered for the Innovation Awards.
  • PrAna recently named JAM Collective as its public relations agency of record. “We are excited to work with JAM to tell our brand story to a wider group of consumers,” said Jeff Haack, global brand director at prAna. “Getting our brand message out to more people is an important part of our long-range growth strategy.”

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