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GORE-TEX® Experience Tour “Freeski Mountaineering Camp” March 28 – 30, 2014

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How would you like to take part in a freeskiing and ski mountaineering session with world-class athletes and FREESKIER magazine? GORE-TEX® is hosting the Freeski Mountaineering Camp in La Grave (Hautes-Alpes) March 28 -30, 2014, and one winner from the U.S. will be chosen to accompany an editor from FREESKIER on the adventure of a lifetime. For complete rules and entry guidelines, visit

One winner will travel to France with our editor, all-expenses paid, to experience an unforgettable freeskiing and ski mountaineering experience with athletes Seb Michaud, Bruno Compagnet, and Christophe Dumarest. The camp will consist of three days of intense skiing and the opportunity to discover brand new GORE-TEX® Pro product technology, ideal for the outdoor pursuits of freeriding and mountaineering. You will be provided with a GORE-TEX® Pro jacket by “Norrona,” and you will also be able to try out GORE-TEX® Gloves with X-TRAFIT™ product technology provided by our “Level” brand partner. Theoretical and practical courses on mountain safety will be given during this three-day session involving freeskiing and ski mountaineering, a rising new trend, all done within a friendly atmosphere.

GORE-TEX® Experience Tour “Free Ski Mountaineering Camp” dates:

  •  Entry: between December 15, 2013, and January 15, 2014
  •  Closing date for votes: January 31, 2014
  •  Announcement of the winners: February 25, 2014
  •  Session: from March 28-30, 2014

Seb Michaud

A skier from the age of three, Seb Michaud first became involved in freestyle skiing and was a member of the French team for five years. He then moved on to freeskiing and, in 1997, joined the Scott and Sun Valley international team. He entered a series of competitions and won his first competition in Chamonix, the Red Bull Snowthrill, on the slopes of Le Brévent. Famous for his backflips from rocky ridges and ledges, he lives in La Clusaz and is one of the 12 riders selected for the Freeride World Tour.

Bruno Compagnet

“Things really took off for me in 1994, when I took part in and won the first Freeriding competition in Europe, after which I became the first Frenchman to go over and challenge the Americans in Alaska. Since then, my life has revolved around skiing, travelling all over the world from Alaska to Kamchatka.”

Bruno has always kept his simple and open character, full of enthusiasm, and an unwavering passion for skiing. 

Christophe Dumarest

The new generation of mountaineering – fast, technical and aesthetic. At the age of 33, among his exploits: the opening in winter on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses (six days) and crossing the eight northern slopes of the Massif des Écrins in 12 days with his friend and climbing partner, Aymeric Clouet. Motivated and spurred on by the search for new routes as well as by human relations, Christophe puts all his energy and drive into high-level mountaineering. 

About GORETEX® Pro Product

With the launch of its new GORE-TEX® Pro clothing, W. L. Gore & Associates is successfully expanding its range of products. The key element of this technology is the new GORE-TEX® Pro membrane.

  • Improved ruggedness. Durable protection in rugged environments and extreme conditions. Long lasting performance 
  • Brand new 100% expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) membrane.
  • Up to 28% improved breathability compared to the previous laminated GORE-TEX® Pro product technology.
  •  Durable waterproofness and windproofness throughout the garments’ lifetime.

About the GORE-TEX® Experience Tour

The GORE-TEX® Experience Tour adventures began in the autumn of 2010 with the ambitious objective of bringing together young amateur adventurers, experts and top athletes.

In addition, the GORE-TEX® brand has enlisted outdoor specialists from all over Europe to share their experiences and their passion as part of each project.

NORRONA Project in co-operation and collaboration with our partners Norrona and Level

Contact Cynthia Amon at, 443-553-0333 W.L. Gore & Associates