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Black Diamond Equipment Skis Outside the Lines and into Fall 2012 Awa

Black Diamond Equipment skis rack up magazine awards this season.

(Salt Lake City, Utah) Black Diamond Equipment, a leading global innovator in climbing, skiing and mountain sports equipment, announces a series of awards for its forthcoming 2012-13 freeskiing and touring ski lines.

“BD’s exhaustive R&D process, lab time, field and real life testing continues to benefit us in terms of winning these accolades,”explains Ryan Gellert, Brand President of Black Diamond Equipment. “Earning these awards conveys our team’s ability to understand consumer demand and build relevant, thoughtfully-designed, high performance gear for skiers, climbers and mountain athletes.”

Coming on the heels of much recognition around the Spring 2012 product collection, Black Diamond Equipment carries this momentum into winter with awards for its 2012/13 winter ski products from Backcountry, Backpacker, Powder and Skiing magazines, as well as from and

“The early indicators for our Fall 2012 ski line are encouraging,” comments Thomas Laakso, Black Diamond Equipment’s Ski Category Director. “Sell through for our Freeskiing Series has been strong and the awards that we’ve garnered from media around our new Touring Series are impressive. Black Diamond Equipment is excited for what the future holds.”

Backcountry magazine awarded “Editors’ Choice” awards to the Revert ski, Carbon Megawatt ski, Quadrant AT boot and Push telemark boot.

Backpacker magazineawarded “Editors’ Choice Snow Award” to the Carbon Megawatt ski.

Powder magazine awarded “Skier’s Choice” awards to the AMPerage ski, Carbon Megawatt ski, women’s Element ski, Factor 130 boots and women’s Shiva freeride boots.

Skiing magazine awarded “Official Selection” medals to the Revert ski and AMPerage ski. awarded Fall/Winter 2012 “Gear of the Year” to the Carbon Megawatt ski. awarded “2012 Ultimate Quiver” to the Justice ski and women’s Element ski.

About Black Diamond Equipment

Celebrating its 23rd anniversary, Black Diamond Equipment is a manufacturer of equipment and clothing for climbing, skiing and mountain sports. By consistently building innovative, standard-setting products and actively preserving the mountain/canyon environment, Black Diamond Equipment has assumed a leadership role in the international outdoor community. For more information on Black Diamond Equipment, visit