Lots of challenges This Season


Clearly someone did not inform the ski industry that being cooped up indoors meant that outdoor sports would see a resurgence. Both Wilmot and Alpine Valley had good seasons last year. Based on our membership and expectations at the mountains, this year will surpass last year. People who would normally go out west to ski are staying home and relearning what's available in the local area. That means equipment is in short supply. The supply for ski equipment comes from either the Rocky Mountains or Europe. There is little or no manufacturing anywhere else. This is one manufacturing process that is not being produced in China. That's not good news as the global supply chain is broken. Manpower shortages and delayed shipping has created incredible backlogs in all phases of production and distribution. And skis and boards are not exempt. Read the latest newsletter for some alternate sources for equipment.


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