Skiing Business Names 2013 Industry Awards Winners

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At Skiing Business, we like to recognize the best of the best in the ski industry, and what better way than to throw a rager?

We had our Industry Awards party Thursday night to celebrate some of the best retailers, sales reps, brands and shop employees in the ski industry and hang out after the first day of the SIA show.

Photos by Eleanor Williamson

“Having some of the ski industry’s best in one room is great,” says Skiing Business editor Ryan Dionne. “Despite sales ups and downs, everyone can still kick back and have a great time. After all, we’re all in this industry to have fun.”

With the help of our partners, business-systems company NetSuite, as well as Bolle for the party favors, JammyPack for the tunes, LoLa for the food, and Oskar Blues Brewing Co. and Breckenridge Distillary for the drinks.

And a big shout out to our Shop Hero partners Descente, Sierra Designs, Icebreaker, Klean KanteenDakine and Hestra,

Each winner was nominated by their peers and chosen on a pure number-of-votes system. A huge congrats to all of the well-qualified finalists too.

And the winners are…


Best in-shop merchandising: Softgoods
Granite Chief, California

Best in-shop merchandising: Hardgoods:
Sports Page Ski and Patio, New York

Best in-shop merchandising: Accessories:
Sports Page Ski and Patio, New York

Knowledgeable Staff:
The Boot Doctors, Colorado and New Mexico

Best Vibe:
The City Garage, New York

Photos by Eleanor Williamson (click the photos for more party pics)

Most Innovative:
Evo, Washington

Women’s Engagement:
Sturtevant’s, Washington

Ski Tuning:
Sports Page Ski and Patio, New York

Start Haus, California

Famiy Shop:
Bobos Mogul Mouse, Nevada

Digital Services:
Evo, Washington

Rep Awards:

Best Accessibility:
John Schmoock

Best Presentation:
Dane Stephenson

Best Shop Knowledge:
Mike Martini

Brand Award

Dealer Services:
John O’Connor (K2 Sports)

Shop Heroes:

Jamie Georgelos
Randy Haskell
Brian Hearld

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