PARK CITY, UTAH â€” Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Ted Ligety and the rest of the speed demons of the U.S. Ski Team live and breathe at eye-watering speeds, clinging to the edge of human capability and cheating death on a daily basis, and they require the best gear available. After all, their careersâ€”and sometimes their livesâ€”depend on it. You, on the other hand, are not on the U.S. Ski Team. Sad, yesâ€¦but true.
But that doesn't mean you don't need the best ski gear the industry has to offer. And now you can get it. Backcountry.com is the now the official Online Gear Partner of the U.S. Ski Team, and while we can't give you secret race-stock skis and plug bootsâ€”you don't want them anyway, trust usâ€”we can offer you the same hyper-qualified stuff the team wears while racing on and off the World Cup Circuit, all without the hassle of squeezing into a speed suit (unless, of course, you want to).
In addition to being the exclusive online distributor of official U.S. Ski Team gear, Backcountry.com will power the U.S. Ski Team's online shop at http://shop.usskiteam.com.
With momentum and buzz building for the U.S. Ski Team's prospects in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, you and your family can show your support for the home team with performance gear from the likes of Spyder, SmartWool, Reusch, High Sierra, Neve Designs and Under Armor, all decked out with the exclusive badge of the U.S. Ski Team and available exclusively at the U.S. Ski Team Shop and Backcountry.com.
Backcountry.com is an online retailer of high-end outdoor gear. The etailer carries more than 400 brands in various categories, including backpacking, camping, cycling, hiking, climbing, trail running, paddling, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and adventure travel. Backcountry also operates Dogfunk.com, RealCyclist.com, HuckNroll.com, SteepandCheap.com, Bonktown.com, Chainlove.com, Tramdock.com, and WhiskeyMilitia.com. Backcountry.com is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Interactive Group (Nasdaq: LINTA).
About the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding:
The U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding are governed by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the national Olympic organization for skiing and snowboarding. The century old organization manages year round nationwide development and elite programs, including the national teams, in six distinctly different Olympic sports: alpine, cross country, freestyle, nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboarding, as well as two Adaptive sports -adaptive alpine and adaptive cross country. The USSA is based in Park City, Utah. For more information about the Teams, visit www.usskiteam.com or www.ussnowboarding.com.