Telemark/Big Mountain Legend Kasha Rigby joins GARMONT USA pro team

Garmont (, the recognized leader and award-winning creators of backcountry ski and mountaineering boot design, recently announced that female competitive telemark skier Kasha Rigby has joined their team of athletes.

Dubbed, “The best female telemark skier in the known universe” by Outside Magazine, Rigby's career highlights include a trek across India's frozen Zenskar River and the climb and descent of 21 peaks in 21 days.

In addition, Rigby counts the Mongolia Women's Ski Expedition and the Kamchatka Women's Ski Expedition amongst her many career accomplishments.

She's conquered Choy Oyu, explored the Yukon Territories to Dry Bay, Alaska, and traversed the Mt. Lebanon Range. Rigby has descended some of the highest peaks in Siberia as well as the world's highest active volcanoes, Cotopaxi (5897m) and Chimborazo (6310m).

Her passion for telemark skiing evolved as a teenager growing up in Utah; she left college at 19 to pursue telemark racing and extreme skiing competitions full-time.

“We are in awe of Kasha's passion for exploring the world on skis,” said David Fee, President of Garmont, N.A. “She will prove a valuable asset to the Garmont team as she continues to dominate the world of female telemark skiing.”

The internationally recognized pro skier will push the limits of Garmont's outstanding line of telemark boots through comprehensive product testing and provide valuable feedback from the female perspective.

“I am so stoked to join Garmont's elite team of athletes,” Rigby said. “They manufacture an exceptional line of female tele boots that always exceed my expectations for fit and performance.”

ABOUT GARMONT: Pushing the limits of performance and design, Garmont is known worldwide for the creation of high-performance ski boots and technical outdoor footwear. Their outstanding product line includes award-winning alpine, alpine touring and telemark ski boots; and outdoor footwear for mountaineering, backpacking, hiking and trail sports. For more information on Garmont and their diverse collection of performance designs, please visit


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