SIA Recgonizes Top US, Canadian Snow Sports Retailers & Reps

The Best of 2012: SIA Recognizes 13 Retailers and 15 Reps


WASHINGTON (Feb. 27, 2013) -- SnowSports Industries America (SIA) honored 13 retailers and 15 regional sales reps from the United States and Canada with 2012 SnowSports Retailer of the Year Awards and 2012 SnowSports Rep of the Year Awards for consistently making a significant impact in the snow sports industry. Honorees received awards made out of beetle kill wood representing the beetle issues affecting an unprecedented 50,000 acres of forest in the American West.

The SIA U.S. Retailer of the Year Award is based on a shop's contributions to the growth of the snow sports industry, their promotional and marketing techniques and their success in the ski, snowboard, tele, cross country and/or snowshoe categories. The award winners are nominated and selected by suppliers and reps in the snow sports industry.

All of the winning shops are listed as "snow experts" in SIA's Snow Expert database and can use the program's marketing materials to signify their expertise to their customers.

The award is an honor for retailers. "We work as hard as we play, and to be recognized for that by a jury of our peers is so rad," said Brendan Madigan, owner of Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City, Calif. "The entire team at Alpenglow takes immense pride in being vested in the community."

Read more about the 2012 Retailers of the Year in the United States and Canada:


Mid-Atlantic Ski Barn | Paramus, NJ

Mountain Milosport | Salt Lake City, UT

New England Summit Ski & Snowboard | Framingham, MA

North Central Pierce Skate & Ski | Bloomington, MN

Pacific Alpenglow Sports | Tahoe City, CA

South Central St. Bernard Sports | Dallas, TX

Southeast Peter Glenn | Miami, FL


Alberta The Source | Calgary, AB

Atlantic Ballistic Skate & Snow | St. John's, NL

British Columbia Comor- Go Play Outside | Vancouver, BC

Central Propaganda Shop | Prince Albert, SK

Ontario Sporting Life | Toronto, ON

Quebec Boutique Daniel Lachance | Mont-Tremblant, QC

The SIA U.S. and Canadian SnowSports Regional Rep of the Year recognizes sales reps in the snow sports industry that have successfully fostered relationships with retail storefronts to help move winter sports products. Nominations and winners for this accolade came from snow sports retailers across the industry.

"I'm truly honored to be named Rep of the Year and feel very fortunate to be able to still, after all these years, be involved in an industry that I’m very passionate about," said Drew Sivers, a Salomon Rep of the Year from Ontario, Canada 

Read more about the 2012 Reps of the Year in the United States and Canada:



Atlantic Greg Morrison

Eastern Lakes John Kerkhof

Mid-West Tim Parker

Northeast Ivar Dahl

Northern California Clem Smith

Northwest Tobey Crane

Rockies Nick Vigos

South Suzie Parnell

West Jeff Darby



Alberta Ian Hunter

Atlantic Guy Pellerin

British Columbia Jason Wutke

Central Bill Yano

Ontario Drew Sivers

Quebec Nick Rochon

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