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ORTOVOX Develops Roster of Mountain Athlete Ambassadors

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LONGMONT, CO (December 9, 2015) – Building from the successful introduction of the ORTOVOX MOUNTAINWEAR collection, the brand has developed a new roster of mountain athletes to promote ORTOVOX’s mission of enabling safe mountain experiences.

The ambassador team is made up of rich tapestry of skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering and climbing enthusiasts. From professional big mountain skiers to backcountry marathoners, avalanche educators and professional guides, the ambassador team represents a wide swath of snow lovers whose playgrounds are the mountains of the world.

“I’m excited Ortovox was able to bring together a group of people that represents the snow community on so many different levels,” explains Tom Mason, ORTOVOX’s US Brand Manager. “The US-based athletes are joining an already established group of European ambassadors, together they’ll make for some compelling stories this winter and into climbing season next summer.“

Joining the team are big mountain pro skier Elyse Saugstad of Tahoe City, California, Justin Ibarra of Dillon, Colorado, Nancy Bockino of Jackson, Wyoming, Nick Nason of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, Sarah Ebright of Bozeman, Montana, Aaron Rice of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, Steve Reynaud of Truckee, California, Vasu Sojitra of Bozeman, Montana and Whitney Roland of Cottonwood Heights, Utah. ORTOVOX’s US ambassador team’s biographies are available on

ORTOVOX athlete’s exploits and accomplishments will be highlighted on the brand’s social media channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Follow them for the latest updates on adventures such as Colorado peak bagging, guided Teton adventures, legendary Wasatch powder skiing, Montana backcountry missions and trip reports from far and near.

ORTOVOX athletes are kitted out with the latest MOUNTAINWEAR and avalanche rescue equipment necessary for their endeavors in the mountains. The MOUNTAINWEAR line includes hardshells, softshells, midlayers, insulation, baselayers and accessories each made with either SWISSWOOL as insulation or Tasmanian-sourced merino or both. The apparel line complements the brand’s collection of mountain backpacks and the award-winning line of avalanche rescue equipment, which includes ABS packs, shovels, probes and avalanche transceivers. Together the entire line of exceptional mountain products represents an inventory of gear needed to travel safely in the mountains.

For more information on ORTOVOX athletes, apparel and equipment visit


Based in Taufkirchen, Germany, ORTOVOX is the world’s leading supplier of avalanche transceivers and rescue equipment. More than thirty years of evolution and experience in the mountains enables ORTOVOX to offer a wide range of products catering to mountaineers and adventurers whose playgrounds are the mountains of the world. The complete line of mountain products includes technical apparel and accessories, ABS-packs, backpacks, avalanche rescue equipment and safety equipment for professional and recreational use.