Board Retailers Association Votes In New Chairman and Hires Executive Director via Press Release on Shop Eat Surf

Board Retailers Association Votes In New Chairman and Hires Executive Director via Press Release on Shop Eat Surf

PRESS RELEASES | Published Aug 7, 2019 BRA Names New Chairman, Executive Director The Board Retailers Association (BRA), a non-profit organization representing thousands of independently owned surf, skate, snow and wake retailers, is pleased to announce that it elected a new Chairman, George Leichtweis of Modern Skate & Surf this year.  Having been on the Board of Directors as the Chairman of the Skateboard Committee for many years, George was a founding member of BRA and has been in the specialty retail business for 40 years.  Former Chairman, Bruce Cromartie will remain on the Board of Directors. BRA Chairman George Leichtweis George is passionate about independent retailers being successful and believes that they are the backbone and feeder system for all the board sport industries.  “It is where young kids have their first impression of each sport that will stay with them as they continue to grow into adults and pass on the ‘stoke’ to others.  Board Retailers Association can provide smaller retailers with the tools to be successful and keep their doors open to continue to turn new kids on to the sports that they love.” George is the owner and president of Modern Sports, Inc, dba Modern Skate & Surf as well as Modern Skate Park.  Over the last 40 years, he has operated multiple Modern Skate & Surf stores in Michigan and also the world-renowned Modern Skate Parks in Novi, Madison Heights and Grand Rapids, Michigan and has been involved in the “Extreme Sports” arena since 1979.  He currently operates one location that consists of a retail store for Specialty Sporting Goods, a World Class Skate Park...
A Guide to 7 of the Best Late-Season Ski Resorts After a season of record snowfall, these resorts are still spinning their lifts. by Dustin Beatty via ASN

A Guide to 7 of the Best Late-Season Ski Resorts After a season of record snowfall, these resorts are still spinning their lifts. by Dustin Beatty via ASN

A Guide to 7 of the Best Late-Season Ski Resorts After a season of record snowfall, these resorts are still spinning their lifts. By Dustin Beatty There’s no debating that the 2018/19 winter will live on in infamy as many of our favorite resorts got pummeled with powder. One of the best things about the seemingly endless season is that skiers and snowboarders got to double-down on epic conditions one storm after another with many mountains reporting double digit snowfall week after week. It looks like Mr. Weatherbee’s predictions were correct and powder hounds rejoiced! Lucky for us, the season is still in swing. The math certainly adds up in our favor as record snowfall and unpredictable weather patterns mean a longer season for prime resorts in Colorado and west of the Rockies. For those still wanting a fix, shred some great late-season conditions from a few resorts milking the most of this endless winter. Mount Bachelor, OR: Open Through Memorial Day Weekend Oregon’s iconic stratovolcano ski resort boasts one of the longest seasons in the nation typically lasting from November to May. That means half a year of standing sideways or planking your way down America’s second largest single mountain ski hill. Since Oct. 1, Bachelor’s mid-mountain snowfall totaled 443 inches and its West Village total hit 380 inches. Even after it closes, skiers and snowboaders will be tempted to hike its slopes – but until then you can squeeze in a few more turns. Snowbird, UT: Open Through Memorial Day Weekend Utah’s premier destination is only open on weekends until their last lifts lurch into action at the end of...