Would You Rent Ski Clothes?
How? By providing trip- or season-long ski and snowboard apparel rentals. Or as Julian puts it, “Rent. Experience. Return.”
You’ve probably already heard of this idea before, only it was for renting ski and snowboard gear. You know how it works. You’re planning a ski trip half-way across the country, so rather than schlep all your skis, poles and boots, you arrange a rental before you go. When you arrive, your equipment is waiting for you.
Think of this same arrangement, only for coats, pants, and other ski and snowboard clothing.
Or, maybe you’re going to ski or ride all winter, but you’re not quite ready to invest in high-quality, technical ski wear. Maybe your kids are still growing – FAST – and you don’t want to purchase an expensive coat that they’re sure to outgrow midseason. Or maybe you’re new to the sport and you think you’re going to love it, but you’re not sure. You know that you need good, warm, waterproof clothing, so why not rent brand-new, top-of-the-line gear?
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If you’ve got just a few minutes, please check out his GetOutfitted.com survey to learn more about his company and to help him market test his big idea!
What in Heck is NASJA? And Why Should I Care?
The quick answer?
NASJA is an association for snowsports writers, authors, bloggers, broadcasters videographers, photographers and industry professionals.
If you fall into any of those categories, you should care about NASJA. Why? Because, especially if you’re freelance or independent, NASJA will open doors, provide connections and lead you down ski slopes of which you’ve never dreamed.
I know, because two years ago, I joined NASJA. I had no idea what to expect, but since I wanted to establish my name and Brave Ski Mom brand in world of snowsports journalism, I figured it couldn’t hurt.
It hasn’t hurt. In fact, NASJA has helped me plenty. I’ve traveled to resorts, that I wouldn’t have otherwise. I’ve made face-to-face contacts throughout the ski and snowboard industry, that I wouldn’t have otherwise. I’ve met veteran journalists and learned from them. Along the way, I hope that I’ve opened their eyes to possibilities of blogging.
For me, joining NASJA helped establish credibility (there are minimum credentials that you must show) and built my résumé. And while I didn’t win the NASJA award for Blog Writing in 2013, I did come in second, with an Honorable Mention. That doesn’t hurt either.
This year, I am serving, along with Kim Kircher (author of The Next 15 Minutes, reviewed here in 2011) and others on the NASJA Board of Directors. If you have any questions about NASJA, about whether it might benefit you, please let me know! I’m happy to share my experience with you.
Also, check out this video, with testimonials from some long-time members.
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