The disputes between Park City Mountain Resort and Vail Resorts have been resolved as of September 11, 2014 with the announced that Vail Resorts would acquire Park City for $182.5 million. In addition, next season Park City will connect to the beloved Canyons to produce a super resort of more than 7,000 acres of snowboarding […]
Park City Purchased by Vail for $182.5 Million–Plans to Connect to The Canyons to Form a Super Resort
Windells and High Cascade Snowboard Camp Bury the Hatchet, Create New Partnership for World’s Greatest Action Sports Camps: The Funnest Place on Earth
After years of being highly competitive towards capturing youth to attend their action sports camps, last week Windells Camp and High Cascade Snowboard Camp announced that they will be forming a partnership to deliver premiere year-round Snowboard, Freeski, Skateboard, and BMX camps under the newly formed We Are Camp, LLC. The strategic partnership draws upon […]
Taka Higashino Takes Gold in Moto X Freestyle, Bucky Lasek Makes History with Gold in Skateboard Vert, and Vickie Golden Makes Herstory with Bronze in Moto Whip, Among Other Highlights from the Last X Games in Los Angeles
Photos by Tom Wallace More highlights from the 11th and final X Games in Los Angeles August 1-4, 2013 launched with all eyes on Japanese motocross phenom, Taka Higashino in Moto X Freestyle. For a record 3rd time, Higashino’s unique approach included a Kiss of Death backflip and a Rock Solid backflip in a pair […]
Urban Skiing and Snowboarding—The Next Wave in the Growing Urban Sports Culture
As the snow sports industry continues to struggle with how to make itself a more eco-friendly business and outdoor technical apparel companies struggle along the same course, some skiers and snowboarders are figuring out ways to make the most of their urban environment, save on the cost of lift tickets, and utilize the local bus […]
X Games Descends on LA, Freestyle MotoX Pushes Limits with Japan’s Taka Higashino Taking Gold
Photos by Tom Wallace Last weekend, June 28-July 1, 2012, downtown Los Angeles was transformed into the platform for the X Games, often referred to as the alternative Olympics by action sports fans. Events ranging from skateboarding vert and street, to BMX in the same disciplines, freestyle motoX, and rally car racing make for […]
Motocross Freestyle Packs In Fans As Top Global Riders Perform Amazing Feats in X Games 17
Once shunned as un-motocross-like, the freestyle event at X Games is now one of its biggest draws. Here’s why.
Olympics Are Probably Moaning as ESPN X Games Announces New Expansion Now With 6 Events Globally
While the question continues to rage on, “what is action sports these days?” the X Games continues its global domination.
Action Sports Retailer Trade Show Folds, and Talk of a New ASR Already in the Works–How the Industry Has Reacted and What This Means, Really
Action sports organizations are lining up with statements, positioning, and talk of a new trade show. Label Networks weighs in.
Action Sports Size of Market–Surf, Skate, Snowboarding, BMX, Wakeboarding, FreeSkiing, Motocross–Plus Preferred Sports Programming Show Shifts in Youth Preferences, Participation, Opportunities, and Decline
To accurately quantify size of market requires data of youth that participate vs. those that don’t vs. those interested. Label Networks’ Fall Youth Culture Study includes fresh results for all action sports, plus shifts in programming preferences, viewing patterns, and crossover potential.