Athletes

GORE-TEX Athletes and Event-Sponsoring

We have a long tradition of sponsoring professional athletes and selected projects. One of our first endeavours was to support Reinhold Messner in the late seventies with a product engineered with GORE-TEX product technology on an expedition in the Himalayas. Since then, we’ve been working with numerous athletes around the world and have supported hundreds […] read more »

GORE-TEX BRAND SHIPTON-TILLMAN GRANT RECIPIENTS AWARDED 22nd ANNUAL PIOLETS d’OR

  14. April, 2014
GORE-TEX BRAND SHIPTON-TILLMAN GRANT RECIPIENTS AWARDED 22nd ANNUAL PIOLETS d’OR Canadians Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted Honored for K6 West Ascent  Elkton, Md., April 14, 2014: GORE-TEX Brand Shipton-Tilman Grant recipients Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted were honored with a Piolets d’Or on March 29, 2014, in Courmayeur, France, for their ascent of the 2,500-meter vertical, […] read more »

Freeski Mountaineering Camp 2014 (28.3.-30.3.2014)

“She’s the boss!” At least that’s the way Joe Vallone puts it. He’s referring to La Meije, the 3974 metre high mountain that governs the lives of everyone in the nearby village of La Grave and any skiing they may do. The small ski resort of La Grave cowers 2500 metres below the spectacularly rugged rock and ice of the north face of La Meije. Joe is originally from America. As an avid freeskier he came to La Grave many years ago and has stayed on ever since. He was one of the participants in the Freeski Mountaineering Camp, an event that was organised as part of the GORE TEX Experience Tour. The participants were accompanied by legendary freeriders Seb Michaud and Bruno Compagnet and professional alpine mountaineer Christophe Dumarest. Joe and five other ambitious freeskiing enthusiasts from all over Europe were chosen to take part in the event which involved GORE-TEX athletes Seb Michaud, Bruno Compagnet and Christophe Dumarest guiding them down the spectacular descents and steep couloirs of La Meije. read more »

Freeriding with perfect gear: GORE-TEX athlete Nico Zacek explains the hottest ski trends for the 2013/14 winter

  24. January, 2014 , ,
The mountains shine with a fresh coat of white and induce a hankering for action amongst the snow. Yet real snow lovers are not drawn to pistes but to untouched powder snow. The trend is undeniably towards the backcountry”, confirms Nico Zacek. The German freeski veteran and longstanding GORE-TEX athlete explains everything you need in order to have the most fun on the ultimate powder trip during the 2013/14 winter. read more »

GORE completes elimination of PFOA from raw material of its functional fabrics

  10. January, 2014
GORE completes elimination of PFOA from raw material of its functional fabrics ELKTON, MD, January 10, 2014 – GORE, inventors of the GORE-TEX brand product technology for comfort and protection, announces it has successfully completed a project to eliminate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from all raw materials used in the manufacturing of weatherproof functional fabrics. This […] read more »

GORE TO SPONSOR GORE-TEX WASATCH SKI MOUNTAINEERING RACE AT OUTDOOR RETAILER’S ALL MOUNTAIN DEMO

  12. December, 2013
GORE TO SPONSOR GORE-TEX WASATCH SKI MOUNTAINEERING RACE AT OUTDOOR RETAILER’S ALL MOUNTAIN DEMO Elkton, Md, – December 20, 2013 – W.L. Gore & Associates (gore.com), inventor of GORE-TEX high-performance fabric technologies, announces its sponsorship of the 2014 GORE-TEX Wasatch Ski Mountaineering Race. For the first time as part of the Outdoor Retailer show, the […] read more »

W.L. GORE & ASSOCIATES’ FABRICS DIVISION SHARES SUSTAINABILITY REPORT RESULTS FOR FIRST TIME ON “CRADLE TO GRAVE“ MANUFACTURING PROCESS

  25. July, 2013
W.L. GORE & ASSOCIATES’ FABRICS DIVISION SHARES SUSTAINABILITY REPORT RESULTS FOR FIRST TIME ON “CRADLE TO GRAVE“ MANUFACTURING PROCESS  ELKTON, Md. (JULY 25, 2013) – W.L. Gore & Associates’ Fabrics Division today shared the results of its Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) report for the first time with the public, examining its entire manufacturing process. LCA […] read more »

FIVE CLIMBING TEAMS SHARE $25,000 THROUGH THE GORE-TEX BRAND SHIPTON-TILMAN GRANT PROGRAM

  01. May, 2013
FIVE CLIMBING TEAMS SHARE $25,000 THROUGH THE GORE-TEX BRAND SHIPTON-TILMAN GRANT PROGRAM Elkton, Md., May 1, 2013: Eric Shipton (b. 1907) and Bill Tilman (b. 1897) were arguably the greatest team of mountain explorers of our time. They were strong advocates of traveling in small, compact teams and remaining respectful of the terrain, unburdened by numbers of […] read more »

ARMADA AND GORE EXPAND RELATIONSHIP TO INCLUDE FULL RANGE OF GLOVES FOR WINTER 2013

  28. January, 2013 ,
ARMADA AND GORE EXPAND RELATIONSHIP TO INCLUDE FULL RANGE OF GLOVES FOR WINTER 2013  New Line Designed with Armada Athlete Insight and Leading GORE-TEX Glove Technologies   Elkton, Md. – January 28, 2013— W. L. Gore & Associates (“Gore”), inventor of GORE-TEX high performance fabric technologies, and Armada (www.armadaskis.com), the premier rider-owned, rider-driven independent ski […] read more »

’30th and 31st March 2013′: Free ride Camp with Seb Michaud (La Clusaz)

Participate to the Free ride Camp with Seb Michaud Seb Michaud is a French free rider, famous for his back flip. He’s one of the most experienced free riders in the world. He’s giving you the chance to go free riding with him in La Clusaz, a French ski resort in the heart of the Alps. Go discover Seb ‘playground’ area for an unforgettable week end. read more »