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2009-01-07 07:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- SnowSports Industries America (SIA) released information from their SnowSports Consumer Panel. Overall, skiers and riders are concerned about the economy but they will participate as they always do, particularly if the snow continues to fall. Research shows that snowfall is a much better predictor of participation and sales than the economy. Despite economic and logistical barriers, so far this season the snow is excellent and snow sports sales of...

2009-01-06 14:30:00

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- While the overall retail market struggled to make it into the black after Thanksgiving, the snow sports market remained healthy with 3% growth according to SnowSports Industries America's (SIA) exclusive research. August to November snow sports sales surpassed $917 million as the overall retail market faltered in the recession's nadir. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080509/AQF019LOGO-a) "Retail trade sales were down 2.0...

2008-12-18 11:27:00

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-two states and more than two hundred ski and snowboard resorts are hosting learning programs during January 2009 -- Learn a Snow Sport Month. It's the first time that this many organizations have collaborated on the initiative. Children and adults who want to learn a snow sport or want to improve their skills are encouraged to take a lesson from a professional ski or snowboard instructor who is trained to teach proper technique. A listing of...

2008-12-09 17:01:00

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Snow sports shoppers are willing to spend their money on snow sports equipment, apparel and accessories even when the overall economy is significantly down. August to October snow sports sales of $507 million were up 9% overall bolstered by very strong sales of carryover equipment and gear for juniors. "Snow sports shoppers went out looking for bargains and they were willing to buy when they found them," said Kelly Davis, Director of Research for...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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