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Partying with the Nation’s Best

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More than 200 industry leaders partied with some of the nation’s best ski shops, sales reps and employees at the 2nd annual Skiing Business Industry Awards party presented by Hestra on Thursday, Jan. 26.

“It’s crucial to recognize the people who push our industry to be better,” says Ryan Dionne, Skiing Business editor. “Hanging out with the leading shops, reps and employees in a low-key setting reminds us why we’re in this industry: because it’s fun.”

Skiing Business awarded seven retailers and three sales reps in a total of 14 categories as well as three Shop Heroes—which are some of the best ski shop employees in the country.

Skiing Business Industry Award winners

Skiing Business Industry Award winners (click here for more party pics)

Through a partnership with Skiing magazine, those Shop Heroes will travel to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort at the end of February for an all-expense paid trip compliments of Ski.com, Fischer Skis, Helly Hansen and Hestra.

Congrats to all the winners. It was your peers who nominated you.

Be on the look out late next fall as we start taking nominations for next year’s Skiing Business Industry Awards.

Retail Categories:

Best in-shop merchandising: Softgoods
Evo, Seattle, WA

Best in-shop merchandising: Hardgoods
Sturtevant’s, Bellevue, WA

Best in-shop merchandising: Accessories
Evo, Seattle, WA

Skiing Business Industry Awards partiers

Skiing Business Industry Awards partiers (click here for more party pics)

Most knowledgeable staff:
Start Haus, Truckee, CA

Best vibe:
City Garage, Ellicotville, NY

Best marketing practices:
Evo, Seattle, WA

Best women’s engagement:
Willi’s Ski Shop, Pittsburgh, PA

Best backshop: Ski tuning:
Sports Page, Queensbury, NY

Best backshop: Bootfitting:
Start Haus, Truckee, CA

Best family shop:
Joe’s Ski Shop, St. Paul, MN

Best digital services
Evo, Seattle, WA

Evo accepting an award

Evo accepting an award (click here for more party pics)

Sales Rep Categories:

Best Accessibility
Dane Stephenson

Best Presentation
Tom Blair

Best Shop Knowledge
Mike Martini

Shop Heroes:

Trey Clauss, City Garage, Ellicotville, NY
Lindsay Cline, Loveland Ski Area Ski Sport Shop, CO
Jim Riley, Crystal Mountain Sports, Thompsonville, MI

Categories: Features Newswire

3 Responses to “Partying with the Nation’s Best”

  1. Nice work @evogear You are going to have to build another shop for your awards.

  2. Mike Fleming says:

    Liz- They couldn`t have done it without you behind them.
    You are the coolest person in the Ski Industry.

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