BOULDER, Colo. – Spyder Active Sports, Inc., the Colorado-based manufacturer of premium technical ski apparel, has secured even more talent on its big mountain athlete roster thanks to a renewed relationship with Chris Davenport and the signing of Sierra Quitiquit, both to three-year deals.
Davenport, an industry veteran who has been a Spyder athlete since 2010, has enjoyed a storied career as a professional big mountain skier and ski mountaineer, having amassed an impressive list of on-mountain accomplishments that have included, most recently, epic adventures on Colorado’s 14ers, the Pacific Northwest’s volcanoes, and Mt. Everest.
Quitiquit, 23, grew up ski racing in Park City, UT, with her father, a former member of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team, as her coach. She recently burst onto the scene as not only a talented and driven big mountain skier, but also as a globally recognized fashion model. Defining diverse talent, when she’s not skiing big lines in Utah, Quitiquit can be found in New York City where she anchors a global ad campaign for American Eagle Outfitters.
According to Spyder’s VP of Global Sales and Marketing, Russ Rowan, both athletes add tremendous value to the Spyder brand in the way of personality and well-rounded, topnotch talent. Rowan commented: “Anyone who knows the ski world is aware of Chris Davenport’s impressive list of accomplishments. And beyond his unmistakable talent as an athlete, Dav has been a huge part of the success we’ve had with our White Spyder Collection in the last few years, working closely with us throughout the design process. He’s the kind of professional who is really great to work with and is a great ambassador for Spyder.” Regarding Quitiquit, Rowan stated: “Sierra Quitiquit is a name that not everyone in the industry has heard, but that’s about to change. She rips on skis, has a magnetic personality, and lights up every room and glossy page she appears in—that combination is a perfect fit for our brand, especially given our desire to welcome more female consumers into the Spyder fold. We hope everyone enjoys getting to know her as much as we have.”
About Spyder Active Sports
Renowned for integrating high-tech fabrics, fashion and functionality, Spyder is the world’s leading skiwear and mountain-based apparel brand. Launched in 1978 with the development of revolutionary padded slalom race sweaters, the iconic brand continues to develop progressive apparel, season after season. Rigorously tested by top athletes across the world including the U.S. and Canadian Alpine Ski Teams plus big mountain, freeski, and park & pipe professional skiers. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Spyder products are distributed in over 50 countries worldwide. For more information and to view the current collection, please visit www.spyder.com. You can also follow
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