Last week the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) held an important press conference on the fate of mountain biking on federally managed wilderness. Their planes included a very strong advocacy position. Mike Van Abel, IMBA’s President and Executive Director stated, “After thoughtful deliberation and careful consideration, including conversations with many partners and stakeholders, IMBA’s board […]
The Fate of Mountain Biking on Federally Managed Wilderness; IMBA Steps-up Advocacy
Mammoth Resort Buys Big Bear and Snow Summit
Ski and snowboard resorts continue to consolidate (just last month, Vail Resorts announced it had purchase Park City), this time with the announcement from Mammoth Mountain Ski Area that is is purchasing Southern California’s Big Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Here’s more: Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, owner of Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, announced today […]
Sustainability X Action Sports: Mountain Dew X Burton’s The Green Mountain Project Hits the Market, Plus More from Label Networks’ Sustainability and the State of the Future Youth Culture Study
When Mountain Dew partnered with Burton Snowboards, last year, during their initial announcement of “The Green Mountain Project,” it marked a big move by a youth culture action sports brand (other than Patagonia) and a drink company to highlight the growing importance of sustainability in today’s marketplace. The project started with a line of hand-crafted, […]
X Games Re-Cap: Athletes to Watch for Upcoming Olympics, Fresh New Sports, and Hot New Heroes (and Sponsorship Opportunities)
Here’s why the ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen are considered the Alternative Winter Olympics and in many cases, better, as new sports are tested and new heroes created with a completely different vibe.