The Scandinavian Village is heading to the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in Denver at the end of this month, with eight participating companies. The village has become a familiar sight at Ispo Munich and at the OutDoor fair in Friedrichshafen, since it was launched by the Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG) 15 years ago. The participants in the inaugural U.S. version of the village are Hestra, the Swedish glove specialist; Norrøna from Norway; Ecco, the Danish footwear brand; Craft from Sweden; Light My Fire, the Swedish brand of outdoor accessories; Bergans of Norway; Skhoop, a Swedish outdoor apparel brand; and Reima from Finland. The Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show is taking place in Colorado from Jan. 25 to 28 – a somewhat unfortunate timing for some companies since the dates are almost exactly the same as Ispo Beijing, which will be held on Jan. 24 to 27, while Ispo Munich has been scheduled for Jan. 28 to 31. The Scandinavian Village at the U.S. trade fair could be regarded as a pilot since there is interest from many other companies. The SOG said that 39 brands will be taking part in the Scandinavian Village at Ispo Munich.