Yes, change brings opportunity! Yukon Trading is proud to announce the addition of several new and innovative brands to our already solid lineup of companies we represent in the Pacific Northwest.
Sherpa Adventure Gear – Sherpa Adventure Gear is a small company that believes that the brand can strengthen the fabric of the families, villages and country by giving scholarships and meaningful employment to the people of Nepal.
Fjallraven – Fjallraven of Sweden is committed to providing functional, durable and timeless equipment to make the outdoors more enjoyable for all. We continue to find smart, innovative solutions to make every adventure an unforgettable one.
Fox River - Fox River Socks has been proudly making socks in the USA since 1900. We started making socks for lumberjacks in 1900. So we know a thing or two about making socks that last. As America's oldest performance sock brand, we continue to put customers' needs first when designing a sock. We make socks so great, you'll wonder why you'd ever take them off. From hiking to work, we've got you covered.
Mons Royale - From Lake Wanaka New Zealand, Mons Royale creates versatile merino clothing designed to deliver both technical performance and style. We don’t think you should have to compromise either one of these, which is why we strive to design garments that riders love because they work brilliantly and feel great to wear and look good on. We want to create clothes you want to wear every day, not just the days you’re out on the hill.
DrinkTanks - The gang at DrinkTanks®, believes in living vast, but not losing your roots. Traveling, but not leaving home and enjoying a drink along the way. Their passion for exploration combined with a love for local craft beer led to the creation of the perfect travel or at home companion. The products are designed and assembled by devout adventurers, one at a time, in Bend, Oregon.
Eureka Camping - All our tents are designed for fast, easy set up. So when a piece of Earth calls your name, you can make yourself at home in minutes. And once the tent is up it's time to kick back and relax in one of our lightweight and durable, packable chairs.
Buff - Partnering with superior manufacturers of raw materials, over the past 25 years, BUFF® has premiered and innovated the tubular headwear category. Our company-owned factory, which is located downstairs of our headquarters in Spain, allows us to ensure that, start to finish, excellence is built into every product.
This year's Crystal Ball was our biggest and best! The annual event was the perfect mix of great people, great snow and a fun apre ski party!
By the numbers -- 700+ people, 125 pizzas, 12 kegs and countless smiles.
Here's a link to a gallery of the 2017 Crystal Ball action. Crystal Ball Pictures
The 2016 Yukon Trading Banks Lake Bugaloo proved to be another great event. The turnout was our best ever, more stores sent staff members, and the weather was typical 'Banks Lake warm and sunny.' Thanks to all of you who participated.
Banks Lake photos by Michael Curtis
Be sure to post any of your photos on Facebook and Instagram and tag: #bankslakebugaloo and @yukontrading.
Join us September 8th-11th for some fun in the sun at Jones Bay at Steamboat Rock State Park, WA on Banks Lake
- Open to retail staff and one guest each, this event is a great opportunity for your team to recreate together, learn more about the products they sell and have a great time.
- Chances are good that they’ll return educated, motivated with some cool swag and maybe a little sun burnt.
- The event is free for first time attendees or $25 total for returning staffers and $15/night for +1’s.
- We provide tents plus all the food and drink for the whole event. Pretty cool.
- Optional clinics and product demos will happen throughout the event with plenty of time to get out and enjoy the great climbing, paddling, fishing and hiking that Banks Lake has to offer.
· Check out the Survey Monkey link to rsvp and for more info: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bankslake16
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thanks and we hope to see you there!
The Yukon team..
The FULL video from the Marmot Crystal Ball! Thanks to all who made this project happen and to all of you who came. It was a great event and we're already brainstorming on how to make next year bigger and better than ever. #marmotcrystalball
Hello! #Yukonicon will be replacing our Cinco De Marmot event and is the first Yukon event of 2016!! (since Rainier was cancelled) We miss you guys!
A little history for those who are new: A few times throughout the year, Yukon Trading Company puts on dealer outings in an effort to connect your staff to the products they’re selling in the environment they were intended for. These events provide a unique opportunity to camp with your reps, demo the brands and products that Yukon represents—not to mention tons of fun in a partylike atmosphere happening in the middle of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. This is a very casual camp environment and the sole purpose is to get out, with friends and enjoy the beautiful outdoors with other like-minded people and super heros. There are a handful of clinic opportunities throughout the event for products you currently carry as well as those which you might consider. All of it is optional so come for a day, a night or the whole thing.
Get your RVSP in as soon as you have the time off!
RSVP here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/yukonicon2016
January 14 - 17, 2016
If you're looking to join us on Rainier in January for the Yukon Winter Campout then you've come to the right place! There are just a few important details for us to share and then a few questions we have for you:
We will provide sleeping and cook tents as well as stoves and fuel. You'll need to bring all your own bedding, eating utensils, headlamps, etc. as well as your own food and drink plus all the usual stuff for winter camping.
If you're not sure what to bring, Google "winter camping checklist" for a good start. You'll also need snowshoes or skis to get to camp as the snow will be too deep to just wear boots. Last but not least, you'll need a five gallon bucket with a lid to store your food in. Bears are not an issue but there are some pretty "friendly" foxes in the area that will eat your lunch.
Camp and heated bathrooms with running water are within about 200 yards of your car. This makes it easy to throw in an extra layer or two, bring extra food and camp in style. It's also a great opportunity to introduce someone to winter camping so bring someone new! We'll have some sleds to help get your gear to and from the cars as well as some shovels to help excavate your tent.
The road from Longmire to Paradise is gated each night. Here's the gate schedule, weather permitting:
Gate open 9:00 am
Uphill gate closes 4:00 pm
Gate closed 5:00 pm
Allow half an hour to return to the gate from Paradise.
Last but not least TIRE CHAINS ARE REQUIRED IN THE PARK ABOVE LONGMIRE!! You rarely ever need them but sometimes the rangers will check and will turn your car around if you don't have them.
ROCKFORD, Mich. — Dec 28, 2015
Every year, in the tradition of the Masters, Chaco presents a coveted green jacket to its sales agency of the year. At its recent sales meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the team at Chaco awarded the official gecko-embroidered jacket to Yukon Trading Company.
“The Chaco sales group as a whole are some of the best in the business. We are greatly honored to receive this award,” said Kevin Rinderle, owner/general manager and key account manager for Yukon Trading Company.
Established in 1983, Yukon covers the Pacific Northwest and has been with Chaco since 2010. The team worked hard to build awareness for the brand in 2015, and saw double-digit growth for Chaco in both independent and national retailers.
“The team at Yukon Trading delivered its fourth consecutive year of record revenue growth, while continuing to provide superior account service, strong communication, and significant infrastructure investment in growing our business and driving brand awareness,” said Chaco Vice President of U.S. Sales Todd Gordon. “They’re a passionate and highly experienced team and have done an excellent job in creating opportunities, delivering results, and strengthening our relationships with our retail partners in their territory.”
Born on the river in 1989, Chaco builds premium footwear for the outdoor-minded. As a result of the brand’s proprietary LUVSEAT™ footbed, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has awarded the Seal of Acceptance to all Chaco footwear styles. The APMA Seal is intended to raise awareness by identifying products of exceptional quality that are manufactured with comfort, health, and safety in mind. Simply put, Chaco is fit for adventure. Please visit us on the web at www.chacos.com, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Chaco is a part of Wolverine Worldwide’s Performance Group, which also includes the notable lifestyle brands Merrell and Saucony.
- 6th annual Cinco De Marmot was a huge success
- Leavenworth, WA (heart of outdoor rec in the cascade mountains)
- Paddling within 20 feet of camp
- Climbing mecca
- May 7th- 10th (one of the Yukon four event series)
- Retail staff all over the northwest (13 stores) and REI HQ
- Some came as far as Medford, OR (a 9 hour drive!)
- Over 250 RSVPS
- High social media engagement
Next up: Banks Lake in September... Stay tuned and check out some of the photos below!
Yukon Trading regularly hosts fun outdoor events for sales staff of our retail partners.