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The Outdoor Retailer Show is Back in Utah. Well, Not Really…It’s The Big Gear Show!

Something called The Big Gear Show is coming to Park City this summer in the hopes of reinvigorating Utah’s quest for outdoor brand recognition. The beehive state and Utah’s former governor Gary Herbert blew it big time when they let the hugest retail expo in the land move onto Colorado’s pastures, taking with it MILLIONS in tourism dollars. The inaugural […]

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First Look: Outdoor Gear For Winter 2021

Ski Gear for Winter 2021

Twice a year the outdoor industry gathers to get a sneak peak at upcoming trends and gear; they mingle with fellow gearheads and brand execs, and they drink more than most adults should. But the ultimate goal is to see what’s should be in stores for next winter (or summer).  The Outdoor Retailer and Snowsports Industry of America combined trade […]

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Outdoor Retailer and SIA Snow Show Merge

Outdoor Retailer and SIA

It’s been an insane year for Emerald Expositions, LLC (“Emerald Expositions”), producer of Outdoor Retailer.  When the largest conference for reps, retailers and manufacturers of outdoor goods (Outdoor Industries Association/OIA) recently took a political stand and bailed on Utah, it forced Emerald to hunt for new digs for the OIA expo when their contract expires with Salt Lake City in 2019. […]

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Salt Lake Olympics’ Light Shines On

Fifteen years ago last week, Utah saw a party like no other. For a brief three weeks, the world’s eyes turned to Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake Olympics. Who would have guessed that the Beehive State with its crappy liquor laws and right-wing politics could host the world’s biggest party; especially after the devastation of 9-11 in 2001. […]

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