Ski Center Recognized as SIA SnowSports’ South East Retailer of the Year

February 18, 2009

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ — SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is proud to award Ski Center as the South East SIA US SnowSports Retailer of the Year. Ski Center is located in Washington, DC. Winners of the SIA SnowSports Retailers of the Year and the Canadian SnowSports Retailers and Reps of the Year were honored at an Awards Ceremony during the SIA.09 SnowSports Trade Show, in Las Vegas. Awardees were chosen based on specific criteria and for consistently making a significant impact in the snow sports industry.

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Retailer nominees in the US hailed from seven different regions and were voted on by suppliers and reps in the snow sports industry. Winners of the Canadian accolades came from six different territories in their country. Canadian retail winners were nominated by suppliers and reps while the Canadian Rep winners were nominated by retail shops.

“We were very pleased to see that the industry is continuing to show their support of the snow sports rep and retail community and recognize their hard work and dedication to the industry,” said Sara Hobbs of SIA. “We look forward to continue raising awareness of the overall SIA awards programs and its winners.”

Ski Center’s story goes back 75 years to the time when its founder, Adam Kahane, was a youngster in Europe who fell in love with skiing. In 1959, Adam and his wife Gertrude opened Ski Center. Currently in 2009, Ski Center has a great mix of Ski Center “lifers” and younger passionate working professionals that keep this store ahead of trends both in equipment and clothing. While they have been awarded the best shop in the east several times over the last few years, it is more rewarding to see satisfied customers year after year. They are happy to be adding a new online store to their business. “We are excited to reach a whole new group of skiers/boarders that can benefit from what we have to offer.”

This award is part of the overall awards program that SIA has continued to build over the past several years. Other awards currently included in the program: the US SnowSports Rep of the Year and Supplier of the Year awards. Information on the awards program and previous winners can be found on the association website at snowsports.org. For more information about Ski Center, visit SkiCenter.com.

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SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is a not-for-profit trade association whereby competing on-snow product suppliers magnify their power, by working together, for the development of the on-snow sports industry. For more information, check out www.snowsports.org. SnowSports Industries America, 8377-B Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA 22102-3587. Phone: 703.556.9020, Fax: 703.821.8276, E-mail: SIAmail@snowsports.org.

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