SMC Announces Member Awards

Snowsports Merchandising Corporation (SMC), a leading buying group of specialty ski and snowboard shops in the wintersports industry, is pleased to announce that 12 of its members have won the designation as one of SKI Magazine’s Gold Medal shops.
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Snowsports Merchandising Corporation (SMC), a leading buying group of specialty ski and snowboard shops in the wintersports industry, is pleased to announce that 12 of its members have won the designation as one of SKI Magazine's Gold Medal shops.

Alpine Shop, St. Louis, MO
Buchika's Ski Shop, Salem, NH
Danzeisen & Quigley, Cherry Hill, NJ
Footloose, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Freestyle, Charlottesville, VA
Hoigaard's, Minneapolis, MN
Nestor's/The Warming Hut, Whitehall, PA
Peter Glenn of Vermont, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Pinnacle Ski Shop, Reading, PA
Ski & Tennis Station, Winston-Salem, NC
St. Bernard Sports, Dallas, TX
Viking Ski Shop, Chicago, IL

Gold Medal shops are recognized by the readers of SKI magazine as the best, based on staff expertise, selection, price and value, backshop services, bootfitting and innovative programs.

“I'm proud to be associated with the finest specialty shops in the country,” stated SMC President, Tom Gately. “They deserve the recognition for many years of hard work. I'm also especially pleased that Viking Ski Shop, Chicago, IL, won the National Gold Medal Shop of the Year. SMC members have had a prominent place since the beginning of the National Shop of the Year award. With the announcement of Viking, this makes 4 out of 6 years that the national award went to an SMC member.”

2003 Buchika's Ski Shop, Salem, NH
2004 Danzeisen & Quigley, Cherry Hill, NJ
2006 Nestor's/The Warming Hut, Whitehall, PA
2007 Viking Ski Shop, Chicago, IL

SMC currently has 70 members representing 171 storefronts, nationwide. For more information, visit www.skimerchandising.com

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