Solitude hosted POWDER’s fourth annual Thread the Needle, a gathering of POWDER editors, writers, and top apparel brands. The largest event yet, the 2015 Thread The Needle included 14 brands. It commenced with beers and night-skiing in jeans at Brighton for irony’s sake, followed by two days of high volume group shredding at Solitude in Utah’s beautiful Big Cottonwood Canyon. For many, the event kicks off the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, but most importantly, it helps brands connect with the POWDER staff while receiving feedback on their apparel. Of course, the event also aids the editors in producing legit reviews for the print and digital apparel guides to come in fall 2015.
A special thanks goes to Solitude and all the apparel brands for making the fourth annual Thread The Needle the best event yet. Those manufacturers include: Arc’teryx, Armada, Black Diamond, Eddie Bauer, Descente, Duckworth, Eider, Faction, Flylow, Helly Hansen, Marmot, Patagonia, Scott, and Strafe.