SIA launches on-line contest


McLEAN, Va. (SIA release) - Skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers can win great prizes throughout the 2002-03 winter season on the award-winning Web site, Snowlink is the consumer Web site of SnowSports Industries America (SIA), the national, not-for-profit trade association that represents ski, snowboard and other winter sports outdoor companies.

The contest is accessible from a graphic link on Snowlink's home page. The contest will feature new prizes every two weeks through the beginning of April. The prizes have been donated by more than 30 SIA members and include items such as parkas, snowboard boots, snowshoes, ski and snowboard videos, goggles, helmets, gloves, hats and accessories. The first prize period began Monday, December 2, and runs through Thursday, December 12.

The first 24 registrants will win prize packs with several great items, and two people will win Redfeather snowshoes and a Screamer hat. "We hope these great prizes will be an incentive for people to check out Snowlink on a regular basis throughout the winter," said editor Diane Scholfield. "The site has a lot of great information for people who enjoy snow sports -- and especially for those who think they might like to give snow sports a try."

Other companies that have donated prizes are Alpina, Atlas Snow-Shoe Co, Auclair Sports, Avocet, Boeri Sport USA/MPH Associates Inc., Bugaboos Eyewear, Bula Inc., Bushnell Performance Optics, Bollé, Christine's, Da Kine, DC Shoes, Inc., Earbags of Sweden, Epiphany Enterprises, 411 Productions, Fox River Mills, Highland Trading Co., Inc. (distributor for Sportube travel cases), K2 Snowboarding, Kombi Ltd., Leki USA, Inc., Mental Headgear, Nordwear, Outdoor Research, Panoptx, Inc., Planet Earth, Premier Snowskates, PSOLAR, Ripzone, Seirus Innovation, Silk Trails, Inc., Ski Lift/Mountain Chalet, Transpack, Tubbs Snowshoes, V2 Optics - Velvet Eyewear, V2 Optics - Version Eyewear, Video Action Sports/, Wild Roses, Yukon Charlie's Winter Systems and Zero/The Fairfield Line. has more than 200 pages of snow sports information, including sections on getting started with skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. It also has more than 1,000 links to the Web sites of equipment manufacturers, retailers, ski and snowboard clubs, resorts, weather services and events.

For more on SIA issues, go to SnowSports Industries America Site