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08 / 28 / 2013
Virtual Storekeeper - SKI Magazine
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03 / 07 / 2013
Editors Set Up - The Rookie
SKI online -Marker Tour F10 Binding This season I decided it was time to test the waters of alpine touring. Knowing I wouldn't have many chances to ski the sidecountry and with a budget as tight as Mick Jagger's pants, I wasn't ready to invest in a full AT setup (boots, bindings, and skins). Luckily, I was able to compromise with the Marker Tour F10s because...
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03 / 06 / 2013
America's Best Ski Towns
Huffington Post - "There's nothing like a hot tub and ski-in, ski-out lodging, but a great ski town needs more than that," says Steve Kopitz, founder of specialty gear shop Skis.com. We certainly won't argue with a man who has traveled to more than 40 ski towns across America. As Kopitz suggests, our favorites not only deliver the bars, restaurants and...
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02 / 02 / 2013
Adventure Travel Tip: Scope Your Ski Area
AccuWeather.com - "Going to a new ski resort for the first time can be a bit overwhelming, so my #1 advice is to use your first day (which is usually a travel day anyway) to really get a lay of the land. First I check out the shuttle/transportation system (where does it stop, where does it go and when). Next I hit the base village to scope out the food and watering...
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01 / 17 / 2013
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month is Underway in 34 States
First Tracks Online Ski Magazine - Washington, DC - Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM) is in full swing from coast to coast throughout January with large and smaller ski and snowboard resorts in 34 states hosting special programs for beginners. Anyone, anywhere who takes a beginner lesson during January can get a $50 gift certificate for their effort from skis.com, an online...
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01 / 10 / 2013
Fashion on the Slopes Goes Street Style
The Wall Street Journal - The whole look is topped off by new materials that work like outerwear but look like streetwear: herringbone tweed, plaid flannel, and—particularly popular with snowboarders—camouflage prints. Jackets designed to look like flannel, corduroy and jacquard are hot stuff. "Skiwear is becoming more like streetwear," says Steve Kopitz, chief executive of online retailer Skis.com and...
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01 / 09 / 2013
Fashion on the Slopes Goes Street Style
The Wall Street Journal Online - Styles are going skinny on the slopes. Carving a sharp turn away from the bulky layers that have long prevailed, ski and snowboard apparel makers are designing body-hugging outerwear that is heavily influenced by the slim shapes on the fashion runways in Paris and Milan. Ski pants are trimly tailored and often more like leggings, with tightly woven...
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01 / 08 / 2013
Skis.com Offers Discounts for 'Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month'
Sneaker Report - Washington, DC - Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM) is in full swing from coast to coast throughout January with large and smaller ski and snowboard resorts in 34 states hosting special programs for beginners. Anyone, anywhere who takes a beginner lesson during January can get...
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01 / 08 / 2013
Adventure Travel Tip: Avoid Winter Weight Limit Woes
The Active Times -Staying under the 50lb weight limit per bag is always difficult when going on a week-long ski trip. Since your ski boots typically weigh 10 to 15 pounds, getting them out of your suitcase will help. Therefore, I recommend carrying your boots on the plane to eliminate this extra weight from your suitcase—they'll also be safe and sound in the unfortunate case of your airline losing your bag ...
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01 / 07 / 2013
Sweet Discount!
SELF Magazine - Sweet Disount! Save 10 percent on your apparel purchase at Skis.com/self. You're welcome. If snow is in your forecast this winter, here's exactly what to wear. Throw a snowball: It's a "leather" moto jacket that's also a technical ski jacket. Sip a hot toddy (or two): Your base layer shouldn't be blah: Thermals are pants in a fun pattern...
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01 / 04 / 2013
Crack Open a New Ski
Thrillist - Skis.com CEO Steve Kopitz knows a thing or two about skiing. Actually he probably knows thousands of things, but because for some people ADD isn't just the only mathematical function they can do without a calculator, we got him to break down his five favorite skis for the new season by what gnar you'll be shredding. Groomed and Soft Snow Rossignol Experience 83 Skis with TPX Axium 120...
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01 / 04 / 2013
Wool is the New Black
Sporting Goods Business - Unless you've had your head in the sweater closet for the last half-dozen seasons, you know wool is all the rage - in socks, base layers, lifestyle, and now also in insulated outerwear. There are currently more than 60 suppliers of merino garments in the active lifestyle space. But has this highly praised natural fabric really made its way onto shelves as a yearround seller? "Absolutely," said Skis.com...
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01 / 04 / 2012
Fleece, Flannel Provide Warmth Without Wool's Itch
Trib Live Online - It's the inside that matters. Fleece- and flannel-lined apparel and accessories provide warmth during brutal winter cold. "Fleece is super warm, and it is naturally water-resistant," says designer Amber Coppings of Stanton Heights, who creates gloves and vests from recycled fleece. She recently added flannel-lined pockets to her hoodie vest line. "The fleece I use is...
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01 / 03 / 2013
Adventure Travel Tip: Scope Your Ski Area
The Active Times - "Going to a new ski resort for the first time can be a bit overwhelming, so my #1 advice is to use your first day (which is usually a travel day anyway) to really get a lay of the land. First I check out the shuttle/transportation system (where does it stop, where does it go and when). Next I hit the base village to scope out the food and watering...
Skis.com | PRINT
01 / 02 / 2013
Hand it to Consumers with Features That Appeal
SIA Snow Show Preview - From space-age touch-screen technologies to hardware store-like work gloves, snow sports companies capitalize on two (very opposite) trends consumers can't stop reaching for. More companies than ever are suncing with the frenzy for touch-screen compatibility, either ballooning their number of offerings or introducing it for the first time. For 2013-14, we'll see it in everything from finger...
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01 / 01 / 2013
Boot Up
Nylon Guys - ...
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01 / 01 / 2013
How To Sell Outerwear Supply Chain Sales Strategy
Sporting Goods Business - Mary Mancini, apparel merchandise manager for Colorado Ski & Golf and Coulder Ski Deals, buys for six stores on Colorado's Front Range. "As a specialty retailer commited to giving our guests the experience of a lifetime, it is critical for our salespeople to have confidence in the product we sell. Every piece of ski and snowboard outerwear we carry in our stores is built for the sport...
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12 / 21 / 2012
Ski Chic
Valley News Dispatch - Skiwear is no longer only stylish on the mountain. It has an apres-ski life as well. With plenty of chic options, women have ventured out in this clothing beyond slopes and lodges to everyday life. "Skiwear is so pretty these days," says Donna Gagliardi, manager of Willi's Ski & Snowboard Shop in Castle Shannon. "We sell a lot of skiwear to women who don't ski, but who hang out at ...
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12 / 21 / 2012
Ski Chic
Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Skiwear is no longer only stylish on the mountain. It has an apres-ski life as well. With plenty of chic options, women have ventured out in this clothing beyond slopes and lodges to everyday life. "Skiwear is so pretty these days," says Donna Gagliardi, manager of Willi's Ski & Snowboard Shop in Castle Shannon. "We sell a lot of skiwear to women who don't ski, but who hang out at...
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12 / 20 / 2012
Skiwear is Plenty Fashionable These Days
Trib Live Online - Skiwear is no longer only stylish on the mountain. It has an après-ski life as well. With plenty of chic options, women have ventured out in this clothing beyond slopes and lodges to everyday life. "Skiwear is so pretty these days," says Donna Gagliardi, manager of Willi's Ski & Snowboard Shop in Castle Shannon. "We sell a lot of skiwear to women...
Skis.com | WEB
12 / 17 / 2012
2012 Holiday Stock Stuffers Gift Guide
On The Snow Online - The snow has finally picked up this ski season and the holidays are upon us. While gifts like the Jones Solution Splitboard or Mountain Collective Pass found in our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide get all the press around the holidays, many times it's the gifts found in our stockings that are the real hidden gems. Thanks to a little help from our friends at Skis.com, we've...
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12 / 12 / 2012
America's Best Ski Towns
Travel + Leisure Online - "There's nothing like a hot tub and ski-in, ski-out lodging, but a great ski town needs more than that," says Steve Kopitz, founder of specialty gear shop Skis.com. We certainly won't argue with a man who has traveled to more than 40 ski towns across America. As Kopitz suggests, our favorites not only deliver the bars, restaurants, and adventures that ...
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12 / 10 / 2012
Win Today
Women's Health - Win it: Sportswear or equipment for a strong, secy body. Enter one of our daily sweepstakes for a chance to snag fitness gear, gadgets, apparel and more! Prizes include: Bags from Athena, Gear from Gym Girl, Apparel from Celliant, Sneakers from Reebok, Pants from Scott, Equipment from Nordic Track, Jackets from Patagonia, Earbuds from Urbanears, Skis from Skis.com...
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12 / 10 / 2012
Gift List, Shredded Size Slope-Based Gifts for Someone
Urban Daddy - Ski & Board Edition Newsletter - Hey. You're late. No, not for the dentist. Okay, that too, but you're behind schedule on your mission to procure the greatest gifts for the deserving this season. And by behind, we mean you haven't started. Some help is below. Still, call the dentist. Don't be rude. In some parts of the planet, people are snowshoeing from an early...
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12 / 04 / 2012
10 Favorite Winter Essentals From Skis.com
Sneakerreport.com - Sneaker Report took a moment to talk to Steve Kopitz, the CEO of Summit Sports and founder of Skis.com about his favorite ski boots, boards, and mountain-ready tech this winter. For any skier or boarder out there, Skis.com is a goldmine of information and product insight from what seems like a massive family of Michigan Skiers. Along with more boards and bindings...
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11 / 29 / 2012
Holiday Gift Guide: For the Fitness Fanatic
Shape Online - Smooth Ride The raised tips of the Völkl Essenza Charisma skis ($899; skis.com) make initiating turns easier, so even beginners can swoosh downhill with confidence....
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11 / 26 / 2012
Cyber Monday
Sports Executive Weekly - The Shifting Face of Black Friday Weekend... The traditional Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Monday that signal the start of the annual holiday shopping period may be giving way to market forces, technology and convenience as retailers deploy more sophisticated techniques and technologies to beat the competition in the race for the consumer's dollar....
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11/ 13 / 2012
Find the Best Winter Jacket for the Slopes
MensHealth.com - When your idea of the ideal winter getaway is snow-capped mountains instead of white-capped waves, you know the importance of gear that works. We turned to Steve Kopitz, Ski-E-O of skis.com, a website featuring thousands of apparel and gear choices, to break down the confusing jargon of the snow sport biz. Here's what to be on the lookout for before you hit the...
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11 / 08 / 2012
Seal the Snow Gear Deal: Snowboard Edition
FitnessMagazine.com - Let the flakes fly! Temperatures are dropping with the East Coast's first glimpse of winter this week and ski resorts have followed suit, revving up their snowmaking machines for the 2012-2013 season. Are you stoked to hit the slopes? Proper equipment is key to enjoy the ride, but navigating the snow gear marketplace can be a doozy. We want you to start...
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11 / 05 / 2012
Ski Fashion Trends for Winter 2013
BostonGlobe.com - There were years, and many of them, when it appeared that snowboarders were being swallowed by their clothes. Jackets two sizes too big and pants with legs wide enough to cover the thighs of professional football players were de rigueur for boarders. That style was quickly adopted by skiers — and it appeared unshakable. But as the gap between ski wear...
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11 / 04 / 2012
Body-hugging trends for boarders, skiers
Boston Sunday Globe - There were years, and moany of them, when it appeared that snowboarders were being swallowed by their clothes. Jackets two sizes too big and pants with legs wide enough to cover the thighs of professional football players were de rigueur for boarders. That style was quickly adopted by skiers - and it appeared unshakable. But as the gap between ski wear...
Skis.com | PRINT
11 / 04 / 2012
Body-hugging trends for boarders, skiers
Sunday Telegram - There were years, and moany of them, when it appeared that snowboarders were being swallowed by their clothes. Jackets two sizes too big and pants with legs wide enough to cover the thighs of professional football players were de rigueur for boarders. That style was quickly adopted by skiers - and it appeared unshakable. But as the gap between ski wear...
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11 / 01 / 2012
So Many Channels, So Few Quality Leads
Direct Marketing News - Want to reach prospects and cultivate leads? The choices are overwhelming. Surveys and anecdotes extol everything from Pinterest boards to sandwich boards as the best way to attract new business. Even radio logged back-to-back years of overall spending growth in 2010 and and 2011 after falling from 2007's record levels. Simply put, there...
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11 / 01 / 2012
How To Prepare For a Ski Vacation
South Florida Luxury Guide - Use a checklist: Lay out all your gear to be sure you don't forget anything. I recommend using a checklist - we provide a thorough one on our site to help ease the packing process. www.skis.com/ski-packing-list. Maximize Luggage Space: With all that gear, it's tough to get everything into two bags that weigh less than 50 lbs. It's a...
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10/ 29 / 2012
Skis.com Partners with K2 to Launch First Virtual Shop-in-Shop
SIA | Snowsports.org - Custom Microsite Launches in Celebration of K2's 50th Anniversary Bloomfield Hills, MI (October 29, 2012) -- Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, announces the launch of its first custom microsite in partnershipwith valued brand partner K2. Acting as a virtual shop-in-shop, customers can now explore...
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10/ 29 / 2012
Skis.com Partners with K2 to Launch First Virtual Shop-in-Shop
Malakye.com - Custom Microsite Launches in Celebration of K2's 50th Anniversary Bloomfield Hills, MI (October 29, 2012) -- Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, announces the launch of its first custom microsite in partnership with valued brand partner K2. Acting as a virtual shop-in-shop, customers can now explore...
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10 / 12 / 2012
Trends and Picks from a SKI-E-O
Denver Post - The president and ahem - SKI-E-O of Skis.com offers up some of his favorites for 2012-13. 1. Sidecountry gear: "This new equipment makes offpiste skiing much more user-friendly to those who do not customarily venture under the ropes," he says. Try: Salomon Guardian bindings that switch from ski to hike mode by releasing the heel; Lange XT 120...
Skis.com | PRINT
09 / 25 / 2012
What Has Outerwear Done For You Lately?
SBG Weekly - Bright color blocking, mixed-material construction, wool, innovative laminates, lighter weight...all are just a few of the trends consumers are looking in outerwear this Fall. And manufacturers are gibing it to them, via specialty shops, big boxes, and online, with a renewed focus on quality, environmental sensitivity and innovation. If retailers...
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09 / 25 / 2012
Ski-Commerce
SKI Magazine - Online sales have changed how skiers buy gear. But don't say adios to your shop just yet. When the founders of Bluehouse, a boutique ski brand based in Salk Lake City, launched their company in 2005 they decided on a radical new approach to sales; forgo ski shops entirely. The markup shops charge would make their skis too expensive, they...
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09 / 04 / 2012
Here's what you need to know before buying a new pair of skis
Freeskier Online - With the many advances in ski technology over recent years, choosing the right pair of boards has not gotten any easier. Today's countless designs excel in different areas and choosing the right pair boils down to how and where you like to ski. While you may not know exactly what skis...
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09 / 01 / 2012
How to Buy Skis
Freeskier Magazine - With the many advances in ski technology over recent years, choosing the right pair of boards has not gotten any easier. Today's countless designs excel in different areas and choosing the right pair boils down to how and where you like to ski. While you may not know exactly what skis you need, you probably have a good idea of what you want them to...
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08 / 28 / 2012
Ski-Commerce
SKI Magazine Online - When the founders of Bluehouse, a boutique ski brand based in Salt Lake City, launched their company in 2005 they decided on a radical new approach to sales: forgo ski shops entirely. The markup shops charge would make their skis too expensive, they reasoned. The solution: sell 100 percent online, direct to consumers. "By cutting out the middleman we can pass along...
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08 / 24 / 2012
Skis.com Partners with Freeskier to Launch 'We Hert Twins' Campaign and Model Search Contest
Malakye.com - (Bloomfield Hills, MI) August 21, 2012 – Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, will celebrate twins this winter in partnership with Freeskier Magazine. The We Heart Twins campaign first launched in Winter 2011 and celebrates "twin" models as a playful take on the vast selection of twin tips available...
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08 / 22 / 2012
Skis.com Model Search!
Newschoolers - Always wanted to be a model in the ski industry? Now's your chance! Through a combination of voting and staff picks, Skis.com is looking for a new model for next year's "twins" ad campaign. 2013 Skis.com Model Search Contest is a competition in which female contestants over the age of 18 create an online profile at this site to be entered to win. The online profile or "entry"...
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08 / 14 / 2012
Are e-Tailer Shifting Focus?
Skiing Business Newsletter - From retailers that started as brick-and-mortar stores to those that started as online, more e-tailers are putting emphasis on physical locations to increase brand exposure and offer more options to customers. "We feel the brick-and-mortar stores are critical to doing our online business well," says Steve Kopitz, president and chief executive officer of Summit Sports...
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08 / 12 / 2012
Summit Sports Launches Snowboards.com
CBS Detroit - BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Summit Sports Inc. announced the company has launched www.Snowboards.com, an online storefront for snowboarders of all ages, genders and abilities. The Web site provides ease of use for visitors with easily searchable categories including snowboards, boots, bindings, and apparel for men, women and children. A vast selection of accessories, such as helmets, goggles...
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06 / 28 / 2012
Skis.com Launches Snowboards.com
Shop-Eat-Surf.com - SKIS.COM ELEVATES SNOWBOARDING PLATFORM WITH LAUNCH OF SNOWBOARDS.COM | (Bloomfield Hills, MI) June 26, 2012 – Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, continues its expansion as a pioneering force in the snowsports retail industry as it comes up on its eighth year in business. The company is proud to announce the re-launch of its snowboarding business sector under...
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06 / 27 / 2012
Skis.com Launches New Snowboarding Website
Transworld Business - Online ski shop Skis.com has announced the relaunch of its snowboarding business sector, Snowboards.com. Snowboards.com, now live, is the revamped version of the company’s former snowboarding-specific retail site, Snowboards.net. The new site can be accessed independently, as well as via Skis.com. "We are thrilled to finally give our snowboarding business...
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06 / 27 / 2012
Skis.com Launches Snowboards.com
Malakye.com - Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, continues its expansion as a pioneering force in the snowsports retail industry as it comes up on its eighth year in business. The company is proud to announce the re-launch of its snowboarding business sector under the Snowboards.com domain. The company’s former snowboarding-specific retail site, Snowboards.net, has re-emerged...
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06 / 26 / 2012
Skis.com Elevates Snowboarding Platform With Launch of Snowboards.com
Snowboardmag.com - (Bloomfield Hills, MI) June 26, 2012 – Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, continues its expansion as a pioneering force in the snowsports retail industry as it comes up on its eighth year in business. The company is proud to announce the re-launch of its snowboarding business sector...
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06 / 26 / 2012
Skis.com Elevates Snowboarding Platform With Launch of Snowboards.com
SIA snowsports.org- (Bloomfield Hills, MI) June 26, 2012 – Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, continues its expansion as a pioneering force in the snowsports retail industry as it comes up on its eighth year in business. The company is proud to announce the re-launch of its snowboarding business sector...
Skis.com | WEB
06 / 26 / 2012
Skis.com Elevates Snowboarding Platform With Launch of Snowboards.com
SIA snowsports.org- (Bloomfield Hills, MI) June 26, 2012 – Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, continues its expansion as a pioneering force in the snowsports retail industry as it comes up on its eighth year in business. The company is proud to announce the re-launch of its snowboarding business sector...
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08 / 28 / 2013
Virtual Storekeeper
SKI Magazine -Andy Schepper has been hawking gear online since 1998. The head of e-commerce for skis.com says people tend to shop online for two reasons - and neither is price. and guess what piece of ski hear he sells most of?...
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03 / 07 / 2013
Editors Set Up - The Rookie
SKI online -Marker Tour F10 Binding This season I decided it was time to test the waters of alpine touring. Knowing I wouldn't have many chances to ski the sidecountry and with a budget as tight as Mick Jagger's pants, I wasn't ready to invest in a full AT setup (boots, bindings, and skins). Luckily, I was able to compromise with the Marker Tour F10s because...
Skis.com | PRINT
01 / 10 / 2013
Fashion on the Slopes Goes Street Style
The Wall Street Journal - The whole look is topped off by new materials that work like outerwear but look like streetwear: herringbone tweed, plaid flannel, and—particularly popular with snowboarders—camouflage prints. Jackets designed to look like flannel, corduroy and jacquard are hot stuff. "Skiwear is becoming more like streetwear," says Steve Kopitz, chief executive of online retailer Skis.com and...
Skis.com | PRINT
01 / 07 / 2013
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month is Underway in 34 States
SELF Magazine - Sweet Disount! Save 10 percent on your apparel purchase at Skis.com/self. You're welcome. If snow is in your forecast this winter, here's exactly what to wear. Throw a snowball: It's a "leather" moto jacket that's also a technical ski jacket. Sip a hot toddy (or two): Your base layer shouldn't be blah: Thermals are pants in a fun pattern...
Skis.com | PRINT
01 / 04 / 2013
Wool is the New Black
Sporting Goods Business - Unless you've had your head in the sweater closet for the last half-dozen seasons, you know wool is all the rage - in socks, base layers, lifestyle, and now also in insulated outerwear. There are currently more than 60 suppliers of merino garments in the active lifestyle space. But has this highly praised natural fabric really made its way onto shelves as a yearround seller? "Absolutely," said Skis.com...
Skis.com | PRINT
01 / 02 / 2013
Hand it to Consumers with Features That Appeal
SIA Snow Show Preview - From space-age touch-screen technologies to hardware store-like work gloves, snow sports companies capitalize on two (very opposite) trends consumers can't stop reaching for. More companies than ever are suncing with the frenzy for touch-screen compatibility, either ballooning their number of offerings or introducing it for the first time. For 2013-14, we'll see it in everything from finger...
Skis.com | PRINT
01 / 01 / 2013
Boot Up
Nylon Guys - ...
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01 / 01 / 2013
How To Sell Outerwear Supply Chain Sales Strategy
Sporting Goods Business - Mary Mancini, apparel merchandise manager for Colorado Ski & Golf and Coulder Ski Deals, buys for six stores on Colorado's Front Range. "As a specialty retailer commited to giving our guests the experience of a lifetime, it is critical for our salespeople to have confidence in the product we sell. Every piece of ski and snowboard outerwear we carry in our stores is built for the sport...
Show Older Posts >>
Skis.com | PRINT
12 / 21 / 2012
Ski Chic
Valley News Dispatch - Skiwear is no longer only stylish on the mountain. It has an apres-ski life as well. With plenty of chic options, women have ventured out in this clothing beyond slopes and lodges to everyday life. "Skiwear is so pretty these days," says Donna Gagliardi, manager of Willi's Ski & Snowboard Shop in Castle Shannon. "We sell a lot of skiwear to women who don't ski, but who hang out at ...
Skis.com | PRINT
12 / 21 / 2012
Ski Chic
Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Skiwear is no longer only stylish on the mountain. It has an apres-ski life as well. With plenty of chic options, women have ventured out in this clothing beyond slopes and lodges to everyday life. "Skiwear is so pretty these days," says Donna Gagliardi, manager of Willi's Ski & Snowboard Shop in Castle Shannon. "We sell a lot of skiwear to women who don't ski, but who hang out at...
Skis.com | PRINT
12 / 10 / 2012
Win Today
Women's Health - Win it: Sportswear or equipment for a strong, secy body. Enter one of our daily sweepstakes for a chance to snag fitness gear, gadgets, apparel and more! Prizes include: Bags from Athena, Gear from Gym Girl, Apparel from Celliant, Sneakers from Reebok, Pants from Scott, Equipment from Nordic Track, Jackets from Patagonia, Earbuds from Urbanears, Skis from Skis.com...
Skis.com | PRINT
11 / 26 / 2012
Cyber Monday
Sports Executive Weekly - The Shifting Face of Black Friday Weekend... The traditional Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Monday that signal the start of the annual holiday shopping period may be giving way to market forces, technology and convenience as retailers deploy more sophisticated techniques and technologies to beat the competition in the race for the consumer's dollar....
Skis.com | PRINT
11 / 04 / 2012
Body-hugging trends for boarders, skiers
Boston Sunday Globe - There were years, and moany of them, when it appeared that snowboarders were being swallowed by their clothes. Jackets two sizes too big and pants with legs wide enough to cover the thighs of professional football players were de rigueur for boarders. That style was quickly adopted by skiers - and it appeared unshakable. But as the gap between ski wear...
Skis.com | PRINT
11 / 04 / 2012
Body-hugging trends for boarders, skiers
Sunday Telegram - There were years, and moany of them, when it appeared that snowboarders were being swallowed by their clothes. Jackets two sizes too big and pants with legs wide enough to cover the thighs of professional football players were de rigueur for boarders. That style was quickly adopted by skiers - and it appeared unshakable. But as the gap between ski wear...
Skis.com | PRINT
11 / 01 / 2012
How To Prepare For a Ski Vacation
South Florida Luxury Guide - Use a checklist: Lay out all your gear to be sure you don't forget anything. I recommend using a checklist - we provide a thorough one on our site to help ease the packing process. www.skis.com/ski-packing-list. Maximize Luggage Space: With all that gear, it's tough to get everything into two bags that weigh less than 50 lbs. It's a...
Skis.com | PRINT
10 / 12 / 2012
Trends and Picks from a SKI-E-O
Denver Post - The president and ahem - SKI-E-O of Skis.com offers up some of his favorites for 2012-13. 1. Sidecountry gear: "This new equipment makes offpiste skiing much more user-friendly to those who do not customarily venture under the ropes," he says. Try: Salomon Guardian bindings that switch from ski to hike mode by releasing the heel; Lange XT 120...
Skis.com | PRINT
09 / 25 / 2012
What Has Outerwear Done For You Lately?
SBG Weekly - Bright color blocking, mixed-material construction, wool, innovative laminates, lighter weight...all are just a few of the trends consumers are looking in outerwear this Fall. And manufacturers are gibing it to them, via specialty shops, big boxes, and online, with a renewed focus on quality, environmental sensitivity and innovation. If retailers...
Skis.com | PRINT
09 / 25 / 2012
Ski-Commerce
SKI Magazine - Online sales have changed how skiers buy gear. But don't say adios to your shop just yet. When the founders of Bluehouse, a boutique ski brand based in Salk Lake City, launched their company in 2005 they decided on a radical new approach to sales; forgo ski shops entirely. The markup shops charge would make their skis too expensive, they...
Skis.com | PRINT
09 / 01 / 2012
How to Buy Skis
Freeskier Magazine - With the many advances in ski technology over recent years, choosing the right pair of boards has not gotten any easier. Today's countless designs excel in different areas and choosing the right pair boils down to how and where you like to ski. While you may not know exactly what skis you need, you probably have a good idea of what you want them to...
Show Less >> | Back To Top
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03 / 06 / 2013
America's Best Ski Towns
Huffington Post - "There's nothing like a hot tub and ski-in, ski-out lodging, but a great ski town needs more than that," says Steve Kopitz, founder of specialty gear shop Skis.com. We certainly won't argue with a man who has traveled to more than 40 ski towns across America. As Kopitz suggests, our favorites not only deliver the bars, restaurants and...
Skis.com | WEB
02 / 02 / 2013
Adventure Travel Tip: Scope Your Ski Area
AccuWeather.com - "Going to a new ski resort for the first time can be a bit overwhelming, so my #1 advice is to use your first day (which is usually a travel day anyway) to really get a lay of the land. First I check out the shuttle/transportation system (where does it stop, where does it go and when). Next I hit the base village to scope out the food and watering...
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01 / 17 / 2013
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month is Underway in 34 States
First Tracks Online Ski Magazine - Washington, DC - Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM) is in full swing from coast to coast throughout January with large and smaller ski and snowboard resorts in 34 states hosting special programs for beginners. Anyone, anywhere who takes a beginner lesson during January can get a $50 gift certificate for their effort from skis.com, an online...
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01 / 09 / 2013
Fashion on the Slopes Goes Street Style
The Wall Street Journal Online - Styles are going skinny on the slopes. Carving a sharp turn away from the bulky layers that have long prevailed, ski and snowboard apparel makers are designing body-hugging outerwear that is heavily influenced by the slim shapes on the fashion runways in Paris and Milan. Ski pants are trimly tailored and often more like leggings, with tightly woven...
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01 / 08 / 2013
Skis.com Offers Discounts for 'Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month'
Sneaker Report - Washington, DC - Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM) is in full swing from coast to coast throughout January with large and smaller ski and snowboard resorts in 34 states hosting special programs for beginners. Anyone, anywhere who takes a beginner lesson during January can get...
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01 / 08 / 2013
Adventure Travel Tip: Avoid Winter Weight Limit Woes
The Active Times -Staying under the 50lb weight limit per bag is always difficult when going on a week-long ski trip. Since your ski boots typically weigh 10 to 15 pounds, getting them out of your suitcase will help. Therefore, I recommend carrying your boots on the plane to eliminate this extra weight from your suitcase—they'll also be safe and sound in the unfortunate case of your airline losing your bag ...
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01 / 04 / 2013
Crack Open a New Ski
Thrillist - Skis.com CEO Steve Kopitz knows a thing or two about skiing. Actually he probably knows thousands of things, but because for some people ADD isn't just the only mathematical function they can do without a calculator, we got him to break down his five favorite skis for the new season by what gnar you'll be shredding. Groomed and Soft Snow Rossignol Experience 83 Skis with TPX Axium 120...
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01 / 04 / 2012
Fleece, Flannel Provide Warmth Without Wool's Itch
Trib Live Online - It's the inside that matters. Fleece- and flannel-lined apparel and accessories provide warmth during brutal winter cold. "Fleece is super warm, and it is naturally water-resistant," says designer Amber Coppings of Stanton Heights, who creates gloves and vests from recycled fleece. She recently added flannel-lined pockets to her hoodie vest line. "The fleece I use is...
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01 / 03 / 2013
Adventure Travel Tip: Scope Your Ski Area
The Active Times - "Going to a new ski resort for the first time can be a bit overwhelming, so my #1 advice is to use your first day (which is usually a travel day anyway) to really get a lay of the land. First I check out the shuttle/transportation system (where does it stop, where does it go and when). Next I hit the base village to scope out the food and watering...
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12 / 20 / 2012
Skiwear is Plenty Fashionable These Days
Trib Live Online - Skiwear is no longer only stylish on the mountain. It has an après-ski life as well. With plenty of chic options, women have ventured out in this clothing beyond slopes and lodges to everyday life. "Skiwear is so pretty these days," says Donna Gagliardi, manager of Willi's Ski & Snowboard Shop in Castle Shannon. "We sell a lot of skiwear to women...
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12 / 17 / 2012
2012 Holiday Stock Stuffers Gift Guide
On The Snow Online - The snow has finally picked up this ski season and the holidays are upon us. While gifts like the Jones Solution Splitboard or Mountain Collective Pass found in our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide get all the press around the holidays, many times it's the gifts found in our stockings that are the real hidden gems. Thanks to a little help from our friends at Skis.com, we've...
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12 / 12 / 2012
America's Best Ski Towns
Travel + Leisure Online - "There's nothing like a hot tub and ski-in, ski-out lodging, but a great ski town needs more than that," says Steve Kopitz, founder of specialty gear shop Skis.com. We certainly won't argue with a man who has traveled to more than 40 ski towns across America. As Kopitz suggests, our favorites not only deliver the bars, restaurants, and adventures that ...
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12 / 10 / 2012
Gift List, Shredded Size Slope-Based Gifts for Someone
Urban Daddy - Ski & Board Edition Newsletter - Hey. You're late. No, not for the dentist. Okay, that too, but you're behind schedule on your mission to procure the greatest gifts for the deserving this season. And by behind, we mean you haven't started. Some help is below. Still, call the dentist. Don't be rude. In some parts of the planet, people are snowshoeing from an early...
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12 / 04 / 2012
10 Favorite Winter Essentals From Skis.com
Sneakerreport.com - Sneaker Report took a moment to talk to Steve Kopitz, the CEO of Summit Sports and founder of Skis.com about his favorite ski boots, boards, and mountain-ready tech this winter. For any skier or boarder out there, Skis.com is a goldmine of information and product insight from what seems like a massive family of Michigan Skiers. Along with more boards and bindings...
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11 / 29 / 2012
Holiday Gift Guide: For the Fitness Fanatic
Shape Online - Smooth Ride The raised tips of the Völkl Essenza Charisma skis ($899; skis.com) make initiating turns easier, so even beginners can swoosh downhill with confidence....
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11/ 13 / 2012
Find the Best Winter Jacket for the Slopes
MensHealth.com - When your idea of the ideal winter getaway is snow-capped mountains instead of white-capped waves, you know the importance of gear that works. We turned to Steve Kopitz, Ski-E-O of skis.com, a website featuring thousands of apparel and gear choices, to break down the confusing jargon of the snow sport biz. Here's what to be on the lookout for before you hit the...
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11 / 08 / 2012
Seal the Snow Gear Deal: Snowboard Edition
FitnessMagazine.com - Let the flakes fly! Temperatures are dropping with the East Coast's first glimpse of winter this week and ski resorts have followed suit, revving up their snowmaking machines for the 2012-2013 season. Are you stoked to hit the slopes? Proper equipment is key to enjoy the ride, but navigating the snow gear marketplace can be a doozy. We want you to start...
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11 / 05 / 2012
Ski Fashion Trends for Winter 2013
BostonGlobe.com - There were years, and many of them, when it appeared that snowboarders were being swallowed by their clothes. Jackets two sizes too big and pants with legs wide enough to cover the thighs of professional football players were de rigueur for boarders. That style was quickly adopted by skiers — and it appeared unshakable. But as the gap between ski wear...
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11 / 01 / 2012
So Many Channels, So Few Quality Leads
Direct Marketing News - Want to reach prospects and cultivate leads? The choices are overwhelming. Surveys and anecdotes extol everything from Pinterest boards to sandwich boards as the best way to attract new business. Even radio logged back-to-back years of overall spending growth in 2010 and and 2011 after falling from 2007's record levels. Simply put, there...
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10/ 29 / 2012
Skis.com Partners with K2 to Launch First Virtual Shop-in-Shop
SIA | Snowsports.org - Custom Microsite Launches in Celebration of K2's 50th Anniversary Bloomfield Hills, MI (October 29, 2012) -- Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, announces the launch of its first custom microsite in partnershipwith valued brand partner K2. Acting as a virtual shop-in-shop, customers can now explore...
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10/ 29 / 2012
Skis.com Partners with K2 to Launch First Virtual Shop-in-Shop
Malakye.com - Custom Microsite Launches in Celebration of K2's 50th Anniversary Bloomfield Hills, MI (October 29, 2012) -- Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, announces the launch of its first custom microsite in partnership with valued brand partner K2. Acting as a virtual shop-in-shop, customers can now explore...
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09 / 04 / 2012
Here's what you need to know before buying a new pair of skis
Freeskier Online - With the many advances in ski technology over recent years, choosing the right pair of boards has not gotten any easier. Today's countless designs excel in different areas and choosing the right pair boils down to how and where you like to ski. While you may not know exactly what skis...
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08 / 28 / 2012
Ski-Commerce
SKI Magazine Online - When the founders of Bluehouse, a boutique ski brand based in Salt Lake City, launched their company in 2005 they decided on a radical new approach to sales: forgo ski shops entirely. The markup shops charge would make their skis too expensive, they reasoned. The solution: sell 100 percent online, direct to consumers. "By cutting out the middleman we can pass along...
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08 / 24 / 2012
Skis.com Partners with Freeskier to Launch 'We Hert Twins' Campaign and Model Search Contest
Malakye.com - (Bloomfield Hills, MI) August 21, 2012 – Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, will celebrate twins this winter in partnership with Freeskier Magazine. The We Heart Twins campaign first launched in Winter 2011 and celebrates "twin" models as a playful take on the vast selection of twin tips available...
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08 / 22 / 2012
Skis.com Model Search!
Newschoolers - Always wanted to be a model in the ski industry? Now's your chance! Through a combination of voting and staff picks, Skis.com is looking for a new model for next year's "twins" ad campaign. 2013 Skis.com Model Search Contest is a competition in which female contestants over the age of 18 create an online profile at this site to be entered to win. The online profile or "entry"...
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08 / 14 / 2012
Are e-Tailer Shifting Focus?
Skiing Business Newsletter - From retailers that started as brick-and-mortar stores to those that started as online, more e-tailers are putting emphasis on physical locations to increase brand exposure and offer more options to customers. "We feel the brick-and-mortar stores are critical to doing our online business well," says Steve Kopitz, president and chief executive officer of Summit Sports...
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08 / 12 / 2012
Summit Sports Launches Snowboards.com
CBS Detroit - BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Summit Sports Inc. announced the company has launched www.Snowboards.com, an online storefront for snowboarders of all ages, genders and abilities. The Web site provides ease of use for visitors with easily searchable categories including snowboards, boots, bindings, and apparel for men, women and children. A vast selection of accessories, such as helmets, goggles...
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06 / 28 / 2012
Skis.com Launches Snowboards.com
Shop-Eat-Surf.com - SKIS.COM ELEVATES SNOWBOARDING PLATFORM WITH LAUNCH OF SNOWBOARDS.COM | (Bloomfield Hills, MI) June 26, 2012 – Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, continues its expansion as a pioneering force in the snowsports retail industry as it comes up on its eighth year in business. The company is proud to announce the re-launch of its snowboarding business sector under...
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06 / 27 / 2012
Skis.com Launches New Snowboarding Website
Transworld Business - Online ski shop Skis.com has announced the relaunch of its snowboarding business sector, Snowboards.com. Snowboards.com, now live, is the revamped version of the company’s former snowboarding-specific retail site, Snowboards.net. The new site can be accessed independently, as well as via Skis.com. "We are thrilled to finally give our snowboarding business...
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06 / 27 / 2012
Skis.com Launches Snowboards.com
Malakye.com - Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, continues its expansion as a pioneering force in the snowsports retail industry as it comes up on its eighth year in business. The company is proud to announce the re-launch of its snowboarding business sector under the Snowboards.com domain. The company’s former snowboarding-specific retail site, Snowboards.net, has re-emerged...
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06 / 26 / 2012
Skis.com Elevates Snowboarding Platform With Launch of Snowboards.com
Snowboardmag.com - (Bloomfield Hills, MI) June 26, 2012 – Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, continues its expansion as a pioneering force in the snowsports retail industry as it comes up on its eighth year in business. The company is proud to announce the re-launch of its snowboarding business sector...
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06 / 26 / 2012
Skis.com Elevates Snowboarding Platform With Launch of Snowboards.com
SIA snowsports.org- (Bloomfield Hills, MI) June 26, 2012 – Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, continues its expansion as a pioneering force in the snowsports retail industry as it comes up on its eighth year in business. The company is proud to announce the re-launch of its snowboarding business sector...
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06 / 26 / 2012
Skis.com Elevates Snowboarding Platform With Launch of Snowboards.com
SIA snowsports.org- (Bloomfield Hills, MI) June 26, 2012 – Skis.com, The Ultimate Online Ski Shop, continues its expansion as a pioneering force in the snowsports retail industry as it comes up on its eighth year in business. The company is proud to announce the re-launch of its snowboarding business sector...
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