Welcome to the new NSSRA Newsletter. This monthly publication will be sent to all NSSRA members via email and be posted on the NSSRA website, www.nssra.com.

We welcome your comments and ideas for articles in future issues. In addition, if there is an issue troubling you, this newsletter is the appropriate vehicle to bring that topic to the attention of your fellow retailers.

Wilbur Rice, Equipe Sport
NSSRA Chairman of the Board

Larry Weindruch
NSSRA President
A Letter from the 
NSSRA Board of Directors

The NSSRA Board has been busy this summer. We have great news to announce, a point of sale data trending partnership that will provide valuable information to participating retailers each week. 

Industry Interview: NSAA President Michael Berry
Michael Berry has served as the president of the National Ski Areas Association, since January 1993. In this interview, we asked him how specialty snow sports retailers and ski areas can work together to attract more participants to the slopes. 

Last Opportunity To Renew Your Membership for 2015

If you have not yet completed the NSSRA membership renewal process for 2015, now is the time to do so.

EWSRA Board Keeps
Winter Show Dates
Sporting Goods Business reported that after a lengthy conference call to discuss the recently announced change in the Outdoor Retailer show dates for 2016, the Eastern Winter Sports Reps Association (WSRA) board of directors voted unanimously to "stay the course" for the 2015-16 show schedule.
Are Your Shipping Invoices Increasing?
Small package carriers FedEx and UPS are now applying dimensional (DIM) weight pricing to all packages. This is a significant change from last year, when only packages measuring at least three cubic feet were subject to dimensional weight pricing. If you're still confused about how to calculate DIM weight or what you can do to keep your costs down, NSSRA's shipping service provider PartnerShip can help. 
August 2015 Issue
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NSSRA Thanks These Supporting Members


Apex Sports Group, LLC


Boa Technology, Inc.


Comfort Zone Apparel


Cross Insurance


Dalbello Sports


Dryguy, LLC


Fischer Skis US


Head, USA


Horizon Agency, Inc.




Leisure Trends Group


Leki USA, Inc.


Marker-Volkl USA


National Ski Areas Association (NSAA)


Nils, Inc.


Nordica USA








Smith Optics


Snowsports Industries America (SIA)


Sports, Inc.


Tecnica Group USA


Turtle Fur Group