New Trends in Kids Performance Wear

With the annual Outdoor Retailer and Snowsports Industries America (SIA) tradeshows around the corner, our good friends at SNEWS ( have prepared a review of new trends and products in kids performance wear for 2013…. “As more companies recognize opportunity in the junior market, kids’ outerwear is gets increasingly sophisticated and performance based, thanks to … Read more →

Youth Are Buying: SIA Releases Youth Snowsport Sales Figures

Don’t think kids drive an outdoor gear economic engine in wintertime? Think again. SnowSports Industries America (SIA) just released its 2012 SIA Youth Snow Sports Market Intelligence Report, which offers an array of insights on skiers and riders ages 17 and under. The bottom line: Kids are a highly influential demographic in the snow sports … Read more →

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month!

Want to get your kids’ new year off on the right foot? January is official Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, meaning there’s no better time to outfit that foot with boots and board to slide down the slopes… Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month is an industry initiative organized by state and regional ski … Read more →

Tubbs Snowshoes Launches Get Outdoors Kids Contest

Snowshoe manufacturer Tubbs is stomping forward with new ways to get kids outside. The company recently announced a new “Get Outdoors” Kids’ contest, open to schools and non-profits nationwide. The new contest is designed to help kids and teen groups get outside and explore during the winter. Two winners will receive snowshoes for their entire … Read more →

Colorado Rolling Out Red Carpet for Fifth Grader Skiers

A group in Colorado is doing what it can to help fifth and sixth graders get out on the slopes. Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) recently announced that its popular 5th and 6th Grade Passport Programs are now available for the 2012/13 ski season. The Passport Programs introduce fifth and sixth grade kids to skiing … Read more →

The North Face/REI Announce 11-City Role Models Speaker Series to Get Kids Outside

Kids now have a chance to interact with role models to help them get outdoors. In partnership with REI, The North Face/REI recently announced an 11-City Role Models Speaker Series designed to give parents the advice and inspiration they need to get outside and active with their kids… Top athlete parents from The North Face, … Read more →

L.L.Bean Ups Commitment to Get Kids, Families Outdoors with Donations, Tips and New Courses

Celebrating its 100th anniversary, this year L.L.Bean will launch over 40 new course offerings through its popular Outdoor Discovery Schools to help get kids and families outside. Ranging from multiday expeditions to free clinics in the store, all programs are designed to help families discover new outdoor activities and learn fresh skills in outdoor recreation. … Read more →

Mush! Kids Dog Sledding Perfect Winter Activity for Families

Everyone knows that kids love sledding. They also love dogs. Combine the two, with a dose of clear, Colorado-blue skies, and you have the perfect family winter adventure. That’s what we found when we ventured out with Double T Kennels of Steamboat Springs, Colo., on a 10-mile dogsled trip in the Flat Tops national forest. … Read more →

Mountain Mama Announces Winners of Inaugural Outdoor Family Award™

Now there are some accolades for companies helping women and children get outdoors. To honor companies in the outdoor industry who support women and families to get outside, Mountain Mama recently introduced its Outdoor Family Award™, with five categories including Outdoor Parent, Nursing Mama, Outdoor Baby, Outdoor Kid and Outdoor Pet. Following each Outdoor Retailer … Read more →

GOALS Launches Second Annual Get Up & Get Down to Get Kids Out Vertical Challenge

GOALS (Get Outside and Learn Something), a Denver-based nonprofit that takes kids outdoors, now has a way for you to get up off the couch to help get gets outside. Its “Get Up & Get Down to Get Kids Out” Vertical Challenge is a unique event that allows supporters to raise money for GOALS while … Read more →