SMC Blog

2017 SMC SKI TRIP

SMC's 16th annual ski trip was held April 3-8 in Park City, UT, and a great time was had by all. We had a total of 129 participants from member shops and the SMC office staff. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the SMC suppliers who provided demos,...

SMC Announces New Members

Snowsports Merchandising Corporation (SMC), the premier buying group of specialty ski and snowboard shops in the wintersports industry, is pleased to announce new members for 2017. “In the last year we’ve had three sets of owners retire and sell their businesses,”...

SMC 2016 SKI TRIP

SMC's 15th annual ski trip was held April 4-9 in Steamboat Springs, CO, and a great time was had by all. We had a total of 75 participants from member shops and the SMC office staff.   We were fortunate to have a powder day on Tuesday and three beautiful clear and...

Summit Ski andSnowboard Opens Second Location

Teddy and Leah Schiavoni are happy to announce the newest addition to the Summit Ski and Snowboard family, their Westford, MA location, at the base of Nashoba Valley ski area. The store is approximately 5,000 sq. ft. and is easily accessible on and off the slopes with...

2015 SMC Ski Trip

   SMC's 14th annual ski trip was held April 6-11 in Park City UT, and a great time was had by all. We had a total of 63 participants from 12 member shops, in addition to representatives from SMC.    A heartfelt thank you goes out to the SMC suppliers who provided...

Alpine Shop Acquires Fifth Outdoor Retail Location

ST. LOUIS – Alpine Shop, a St. Louis-based and family-owned outdoor retailer, has signed a letter of intent to purchase The Pathfinder, a specialty outdoor store in Manhattan, Kansas, according to Alpine Shop’s owners, Russell “Holly” and Lisa Hollenbeck. As the fifth...

Azcarate to Coach the Best of the Best Skiers in Chile

Locals know Miguel Azcarate for many things. He’s a former professional ski racer from Spain. He and his wife Kimberly Reading own the landmark Mud Sweat n’ Gears Ski and Snowboard Shop. He is the Training Center Director at Holiday Valley. He’s a longtime ski coach...

Alpine Ski Shop Golf Tournament to Fight ALS

A great time was had by all at the 6th Annual Alpine Ski Shop Golf Tournament, held June 29th at the River Creek Golf Club in Leesburg, VA. Chris and Tyler Bunch, co-owners of Alpine Ski Shop in Sterling and Fairfax, VA, started the tournament six years ago. “We...