GORE-TEX® Wasatch Ski Mountaineering Race Returns to Outdoor Retailer’s All Mountain Demo


Third Annual Event Supports USSMA; Open for Online Registration

Elkton, Md, - December, 2015 - W. L. Gore & Associates, inventor of GORE-TEX® high performance fabric technologies, announces the 2016 GORE-TEX® Wasatch Ski Mountaineering Race will take place during the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market All Mountain Demo on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Solitude Mountain Resort. The race will support the U.S. Ski Mountaineering Association (USSMA) and is open to anyone over 18 and any ability level.

“We are excited to be partnering with Outdoor Retailer and Utah Ski Mountaineering for our third year to support the USSMA”, said Tom Boyle, Gore strategic marketing. “We saw great success at last year’s All Mountain Demo and look forward to seeing great talent and energy at the SkiMo race that will take place during the 2016 event.”

The race will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the base of the Moonbeam Parking Lot at Solitude and will feature short and long course options, as well as a choice of race or recreation categories. Registration is currently open on the events page here or in person on race day at the All Mountain Demo Chill Zone. Register for the race online or onsite at the All Mountain Demo Chill Zone. The $10 race fee supports the USSMA.

USSMA sanctions and governs competitive ski mountaineering racing in the United States and works to promote and foster recreational ski mountaineering through access, resources, education and community.

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.: Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore posts annual sales of more than $3.2 billion and employs approximately 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world. Learn more at gore.com.

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