15. November, 2010 ,

Take up the GORE-TEX Freeride Challenge – Apply now and go to Argentina with some of the world’s best freeriders.

GORE-TEX Freeride ChallengeGore is offering freeride amateurs a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend 15 days in open country with some of the world’s best riders: the chance to go on an unforgettable journey to the best freeride spots in Argentina. For the first time ever, superstar Seb Michaud is inviting an amateur to join his team of world class professional freeriders. Interested amateurs can sign up now for the “GORE-TEX Freeride Challenge” on Facebook. The challenges will be taking place on facebook throughout the winter until March 2011.

The path to Argentina takes the candidates through 5 different challenges. First of all, they have to complete a series of four tests on facebook. These are all about knowledge, skills and fun! The candidates who successfully complete all four tests and manage to convince Seb Michaud and the rest of the jury that they are the one they are looking for get the chance to participate in the fifth challenge – the “Grand Raid GORE-TEX” in France. That’s where the decision will be made as to which of the finalists gets to ski the big mountains in Argentina. The lucky winner will then regularly blog about his/her experiences – keeping his/her fan community informed about the preparations as well as the trip and the dream spot itself.

Anyone who feels they are not up to going on tour with some of the world’s best freeriders can use the same link to sign up for an alternative challenge – and win a one week trip to the “Grand Raid GORE-TEX” event in France – including a meeting with some of the undisputed stars of the freeride scene. Seb Michaud and many other top riders will be competing in this contest. For the past seven years Gore has been the title sponsor of the event. The winner of the alternative challenge and an accompanying person can enjoy an unforgettable week spent skiing and watching the freeride off-piste race. Afterwards he/she can record the highlights of his/her week in Tignes on facebook.

To make sure that none of the riders freeze or sweat too much when tackling the off-piste powder, Gore recommends that both professionals and amateurs wear GORE TEX® high-tech products. They keep your insulating layers dry all day long, from the inside and from the outside! After all, you can only concentrate fully on the task at hand and maintain your level of activity if you are warm and dry.

Gore isn’t just making it possible for talented young amateurs to apply on facebook for the Freeride Challenge to ski in Tignes and Argentina alongside the world’s best freeriders. In 2011 the company is also sponsoring “The North Face Ski Challenge 2011“, the biggest series of events for young freeskiers and the world’s best all-round skiers.  Furthermore, with its film project “as we are, a girls ski movie presented by GORE-TEX“, Gore is also supporting the best female freeriders in the Alps. This is only the second movie in the history of skiing to exclusively feature female skiers, in the most beautiful backcountry terrain of the Alps. The movie is currently showing throughout Europe.