Ski Season is upon us. Foot traffic in & around mountain towns and ski lodges is stepping up, as retailers gear up for winter, and business quickly becomes brisk for all of you savvy retailers
Snow sport enthusiasts will be on the hunt for new, trendy attire and the latest in survival gear. From GPS beacons to goggles
; cold weather consumers are hot on the trail. Boots & bindings, ski-jackets and gloves, the list goes on and on. Stock up now or run the risk of being left out in the cold. From down-hill skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling to the trendy new "free ski mountaineering"; Retailers will earn hot profits by stocking cool gear necessary for all of these activities.
Playing to the needs of tourists that will be flooding the local communities of ski towns, here are just a few places that would do well to have some or all of this merchandise on hand.
- Gas Stations ~ Gassing up before heading up to the mountain.
- Convenience Stores ~ Last minute purchases before hitting the slopes.
- Lodges ~ Warming up between runs.
A counter-top goggle display next to the cash register, stocked with the latest styles, is a perfect way to generate sales.
2013 United States Ski/Snow Hot Spots:
5. Vail Mountain Resort
: The largest skiable terrain in the United States, located in Vail, CO. Opens November 22, 2013. For current conditions on the mountain click here
4. Alpine Meadows
: Lake Tahoe, CA with a network of runs and 7 bowls, accessible via 13 lifts. Covering 2,400 skiable acres. Find current conditions here
. Opens December 13, 2013
3. Telluride, CO
: 2,000 acres of skiable terrain, in Telluride, CO. 127 trails, with a 4.6 mile long run. Opens November 28th, 2013. Get up to the minute mountain conditions here
: Opening Day is TODAY! Current conditions; depth 19", 36˚at base, 26˚ Mid-Mnt. & 49˚ Peak Temp. Partly sunny with light flurries. Located in Alta, Utah.
1. Jackson Hole
Opens Thursday, November 28, 2013 (Thanksgiving Day) with a Community Free Ski Day! Current conditions offer a 26" snow depth, mid-mountain and 32" at the summit. Located in Tenton Village, WY. This easy to access resort boast it'a own airport with daily inbound flights from most major airlines.
Our very own Mt. Hood Meadows, located in the Columbia River Gorge was among the top 5 ski towns as listed by Skiing Magazine and is still a favorite for local Oregonians. The Meadows opens in just 2 days, November 23, 2013!
Maximize your profits with our wholesale goggle line. See video below to checkout our fast selling goggles and learn how to display them.