ORTOVOX STARTS THE WINTER SEASON WITH TWO NEW PARTNERS

ORTOVOX is delighted to be starting the winter season with two new partners: the Powder Department at the Stubai Glacier and the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF).

NEW PARTNER: POWDER DEPARTMENT AT THE STUBAI GLACIER

The ORTOVOX safety experts and the Powder Department at the Stubai Glacier have agreed to a multiyear collaboration. As part of this partnership, ORTOVOX has set up a training park at Gamsgarten and three checkpoints in the area. At the same time, the sports shop at Eisgrat on the Stubai Glacier has become an official ORTOVOX Test Center. Safety is the top priority for both ORTOVOX and the Powder Department: at the training park, interested parties can practice searching for avalanche victims with avalanche transceivers and probes, free of charge. The appropriate emergency equipment is available for hire at the Intersport stores at Eisgrat and Gamsgarten. The three checkpoints monitor the function of avalanche transceivers, before freeriders venture into the terrain and raise awareness of dangers. Safety training will take place at the training park every Friday morning from now on. Interested parties can register up until one day before the event. On 7th and 8th February 2015, the ORTOVOX SAFETY ACADEMY FREE EVENTS will also be taking place in the Powder Department. During this free avalanche training, participants learn risk-conscious behavior and the correct way to use emergency equipment when on the mountain. From the beginning of December, ORTOVOX and the Stubai Glacier will be raffling off places for the FREE EVENTS on their respective websites. As a Powder Department partner, ORTOVOX is also supporting the Powder Department Freeride Camp, which takes place from 20th to 22nd February 2015, with various products.

ORTOVOX HAS JOINED THE ISMF

Furthermore the mountaineering equipment manufacturer ORTOVOX has joined the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) for the 2014/15 winter season and is now part of the ISMF Manufacturers Pool. “As experts in ski-touring apparel and mountain safety, we are proud to be a partner of the ISMF”, said Hendrik Reschke, Head of Communication at ORTOVOX Sportartikel GmbH. In future, athletes will be able to find ORTOVOX products on the “White List”. With the help of this list, they can find out which products are suitable for ski mountaineering competitions. Products are only listed if they meet the ISMF’s requirements. The ISMF hosts various ski mountaineering competitions, including the annual World Cup season as well as the World and European Championships. The aim of the ISMF is to see ski mountaineering made an Olympic discipline. In November 2012, the Association made an official application to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and in April of this year the ISMF obtained the provisional recognition by the IOC as an Olympic association. The ISMF arose in 2008 from the International Council for Ski Mountaineering Competitions (ISMC) and has its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

 

PRESS CONTACT:

ORTOVOX Sportartikel GmbH

Martina Schweiger

Rotwandweg 5

D-82024 Taufkirchen

Tel.: +49 (0)89 666 74 211

Cell: +49 (0)173 5999 882

mschweiger@ortovox.com

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