Friday, September 26, 2008

Head Skis and Mountain Action Network announce partnership/sponsorship

Head USA supplier of alpine and snowboard gear and Mountain Action Network announce a partnership to help Head skis build its brand presence online. This partnership enables Head to connect skiing consumers with specialty retailers online and drive traffic through promotion into stores via Shopatron. The Mountain Action Network collection of winter sports sites reaches over 2 million skiers each winter.

The sponsorship will include Head promoting a complimentary Mountain Sports Club premium membership with the purchase of each Head ski, snowboard and boot. Redemptions will be done online and add value for the consumer while encouraging more frequent participation in skiing and snowboarding. “Adding value to any purchase with a MSC membership that delivers savings will help retailers with their sell-through this season”, added Mike Bisner, Director of Marketing for HEAD.

Head will be featured in key content areas throughout the Mountain Action Network such as travel desk, resort pages, shop/marketplace and on outbound emails to email subscribers and members. This integrated promotion will include point of sale promotion in specialty Head retail stores, print advertising, at consumer ski shows and on product with hang tags.

The growing Mountain Action Network audience will be introduced to Head products and their points of sale, as the official ski & snowboard equipment company within this popular network. Head products will be featured and consumers will be driven to purchase Head winter products at all authorized specialty retailers nationally through the Shopatron Network.

About Mountain Action Network: Producing sites for the Mountain Sports enthusiasts since 1998, this growing network consists of;;; with more sites to be released and announced. The Mountain Sports Club offers members valuable savings on lift tickets, services, lodging travel and more at resorts throughout North America. For more information contact John Siewierski at 303.554.6555 or via email at



HEAD USA is a division of HEAD NV which owns such premier sporting goods brands as HEAD (tennis, racquetball, and squash racquets; alpine skis and boots; snowboards, bindings and boots; athletic and outdoor footwear; accessories and apparel), Penn (tennis balls and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings), Mares and Dacor (both scuba diving equipment).

ABOUT HEAD: HEAD NV is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium branded sports equipment. HEAD NV's ordinary shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange ("HEAD").Our business is organized into four divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving and Licensing. We sell products under the HEAD (tennis, squash, paddle and racquetball racquets, tennis balls, tennis footwear, badminton products, alpine skis, ski bindings and ski boots, snowboards, bindings and boots), Penn (tennis and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings), and Mares/Dacor (diving equipment) brands. We hold leading positions in all of our product markets and our products are endorsed by some of the world's top athletes including Richard Gasquet, Andrew Murray, Ivan Ljubicic, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Patty Schnyder, Amelie Mauresmo, Hermann Maier, Bode Miller, Didier Cuche, Marco Büchel, Patrick Staudacher, Maria Riesch, Elisabeth Görgl, Sarka Zahrobska, Jon Olsson, Gianluca Genoni and Jack Huczek.. For more information, please visit our website:



Terri Fischetti

HEAD USA Wintersports

800-872-3236 ext. 1603

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Loveland Ski Area Fires up Snowmaking

Georgetown, Colo., September 25, 2008 – With cooler weather in the high Colorado mountains Loveland Georgetown, Colo., September 25, 2008 – Colorado ski resort Loveland ski area fired up snowmaking operations. The resort fired up the guns last night, making the ski area the first in North America to start snowmaking operations for the 2008-2009 ski season.

Sitting at the continental divide the base of the ski area is at 10,600 feet. This enables an early start in an effort to get the ski and snowboard season started. Resort peaks sit on the Continental Divide at 13,010 feet, already covered with new snow, it was only a matter of time before temperatures at the base were cold enough for snowmaking.

Loveland frequently is one of the first each season to open, with approximately 1,000 vertical feet served by a triple chair available for skiers on opening day. We'll keep you updated as the season opening day gets closer.

Register now for a Mountain Sports Club premium membership and save on lift tickets at resorts nationwide.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Bike Blow out at Sun and Ski Sports, Huge savings now...

I sure love this time of year for cycling. Cooler weather setting in and changing leaves makes for great riding. Now with inflation being driven by gas prices on the rise, I've been seeing more and more folks opt for two wheeled transportation to get around town. Commuters can get unlimited gas mileage for $0 per gallon on a trusty bike. So naturally cycling gear sales are on the rise. Plus fall is a great time to be making bike sales since it's a perfect transitional season sport. Want some more good news? The Sun & Ski Bike Blowout started today so shoppers can save up to 50% on select bike gear! WhaHoo!

During the Sun and Ski Bike Blowout, you can save on bike accessories, gear and apparel. Details on the deals are listed below.

This sale runs through September 29th, 2008. Details are listed below.

Click on the great deals below to save and then put the pedal to the pavement!!

Save $15 on Pearl Izumi Womens Quest Mtb Cycling Shoes

Up to 25% off Select Cycling Helmets

$10 off Serfas Seca-RS Folding Road Tire

17% off Pearl Izumi Mens Quest Mtb Cycling Shoes

50% off Serfas RD-1 Saddle Bag

Up to 15% off Blackburn Delphi Cycling Computer