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Subaru sets up Subie Shacks at ski resorts nationwide

Subie Shacks dot the landscape at ski resorts nationwide.

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A partnership between Subaru of America, Inc. and POWDR, an adventure lifestyle company that owns, among other things, 11 ski resorts, has resulted in the installation of Subie Shacks at ski hills. These Shacks offer guest amenities and Subaru owner perks such as pre-packaged menu items, snacks and Subaru prizing at POWDR resorts nationwide.

Additionally, the two companies announced an extension of their longstanding partnership today. As part of the extension, Woodward, a mountain resort off I-80 in Tahoe, California, also activates a program with Subaru Motorsports USA that is designed to "inspire competition, drive progression, and help grow the next generation of action sports."

Subaru sponsors avalanche detection dog training.Photo courtesy of Subaru of America Inc.

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At POWDR resorts, Subaru owners are able to take advantage of Subaru VIP parking, Subaru concierge and shuttle vehicles, and pop-up activations throughout the season.

"Subaru has been an exceptional partner to POWDR and, with our partnership extension now including Woodward, we are excited to develop more cool experiences for our guests and Subaru owners," says Wade Martin, co-president at POWDR. "Our shared passion for authentic adventure experiences has generated fun, innovative projects that drive value for both of our brands, and, most importantly, our customers."

Subaru is no stranger to mountain activities. The company recently sponsored Snowbird, Copper Mountain, and Mt. Bachelor's avalanche rescue dog programs. The sponsorship includes training and certification support for dogs and handlers, supplies and specialized equipment, a typically very pricey endeavor for handlers.

Subaru WinterFest, the automaker's annual, multi-mountain destination and experiential lifestyle tour is expected to return for the 2021-2022 season after taking a year off due to COVID-19. Subaru is planning to make the celebrations bigger, combining music, adventure, food and beverage, pets, and sustainability to create a unique experience.

"At Subaru, we know our owners seek adventure and enjoy the exciting wintertime experiences that we offer at the nation's top mountain resorts each year," said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Subaru of America, Inc. "That is why we are thrilled to continue our partnership with POWDR and give consumers and Subaru owners an unforgettable experience at POWDR's mountain destinations and Woodward action sports centers."

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Subaru has teamed up with Sleepypod to create a series of pet accessories.

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Subaru loves pets. That's evident from the multiple pet-centric fundraisers and adoption events that the company hosts throughout the year as part of its core Love Promise, which focuses charitable efforts and company goals on a number of core areas including Subaru Loves the Earth, Subaru Loves Learning, and Subaru Loves Pets.

The company today announced the launch of a new line of pet accessories that are designed to keep pets comfortable in their vehicles. The 11-item line features unique items equipped for Subaru vehicles that ensure that owners can take their best friends and goodest boys and girls on road trips and remain protected.

Subaru Sleepypod cat holder Subaru and Sleepypod worked together on a number of the accessories.Photo courtesy of Subaru of America Inc.

"Protecting pets is a key component of our Subaru Loves Pets commitment, and that includes protecting pets on the road," said Joe Daugherty, Director – Accessories, Subaru of America, Inc. "At Subaru, we know that pets are part of the family, and as our owners head out for warmer weather adventures with furry friends in tow, we want to keep them safe and comfortable for the ride."

The pet-friendly gear and accessories were designed using state-of-the-art technology. The roster of items for sale includes:

  • Pet-Friendly Padded Cargo Liner ($249.95)
  • Console Lid Protector ($49.95)
  • Collapsible Pet Kennel ($159.00- $179.99)
  • Pet-Friendly Padded Seat Protector ($229.95)
  • Pet Ramp ($299.95)
  • Sleepypod Pet Harness ($74.99- $94.99)
  • Sleepypod Pet Carrier and Mobile Pet Bed ($199.99)
  • Sleepypod Pet Travel Bowl ($29.99- $39.99)
  • Seat Cover - Rear ($199.00)
  • Rear Bumper Protector Mat ($69.95)
  • Pet Lover License Plate Frames ($34.95)
All prices are for the accessories as placed in the Subaru Forester. Cost may vary by vehicle.

"Sleepypod carriers and car harnesses are packed with proprietary technology that is the result of an intensive engineering effort by Sleepypod's design team to help keep pets safer when traveling in cars," said Michael Leung, Sleepypod co-founder and lead product designer. "The launch by Subaru of a new pet accessories line is a tremendous demonstration of their dedication to the well-being of pets."

The accessories are now available for purchase at Subaru Parts Online and at Subaru retailers nationwide.

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Subaru trademarked the Wilderness name long before the Outback Wilderness debuted.

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Subaru has sought to trademark the word 'Solterra' from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The filing is the type that comes when an automaker is about to announce a new product.

What could Subaru be cooking up? A quick look at Toyota will give you the answer. You see, Toyota and Subaru have an agreement to co-develop products together. That includes the Toyota GR 86, which is modified slightly and sold as the Subaru BRZ and the Toyota Prius Prime, which has donated its powertrain to the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

A few weeks ago, Toyota revealed the bZ4X Concept, an all-electric SUV that will come to market as the bZ4X is the very near future. That concept is just the start of Toyota's electric future and they've detailed what to expect a little more fully via a news release and some trademark searching.

Toyota bZ4X Concept face front The Toyota bZ4X Concept is slightly smaller than the modern Subaru Forester but has about as much inteiror Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Corporation

It's been said all along that Subaru plans to make its own version of that vehicle, and for a long time it's been thought that it was going to be the Evoltis. But, and this is a big but, Evoltis sounds a little more like a concept name rather than a production name. Take 'Viziv'. That's the working name the automaker gave to its Ascent three-row SUV when it was creating it just a few years ago. 'Ascent' feels more in line with the 'Forester' and 'Crosstrek' nomenclature, no? The same for 'Solterra'.

Now there's the Solterra vs. Soltera debate. USPTO has the trademark filing listed under 'Soltera' but a simple click-through reveals that the mark request is actually for 'Solterra'. The double 'r' makes the most sense as Solterra would be the combination of Latin words: 'soltis' means sun and 'terra' means Earth. That fits perfectly with the Subaru company styling.

When reached out to for comment, Subaru replied, "We cannot comment."

Even if the Solterra name isn't used for the new EV, it is possible that we'll see it down the road on a trim level or new style of vehicle. As they say on Reels, stay tuned.

Subaru Solterra A trademark search reveals Solterra is in the process of being trademarked by Subaru.Photo courtesy of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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