(Encinitas, Calif.)–– The Outdoor Industry Association is hosting the second annual OIA Outdoor Inspiration Awards presented by Adidas Outdoor at winter Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City January 19-22 to recognize the programs, people and companies that are breaking new ground and getting people active outdoors.

This year they had 250 nominations and Boardworks has been nominated as one of the SMALL COMPANY category winners, and is one of three finalists for the award. Final selection of the winners is being made by a panel of outdoor business and community leaders who have their own inspirational track records to draw from. Winners will be determined by Monday, January 9.

Hundreds of business and outdoor leaders will gather during the evening of January 20, 2011, at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City to recognize the winners and formally present the awards. Mountaineer Reinhold Messner and champion climber Sasha DiGiulian will be on hand to talk about their own inspirations and to take part in the Award presentations.

For more information on the awards and the celebration, please visit Outdoorindustry.org