Snowsports

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 »

Head up the mountain under your own steam: ski touring, a new trend in sport. The GORE-TEX brand provides tips on how to choose gear and what you should know about avalanches

  12. February, 2014 , , , ,
Escape the crowds. Enjoy a ski experience away from the lifts and mayhem of the ski resorts. Get to where no one else has been. Enjoy breathtaking winter views at the top of a mountain and then float effortlessly through unspoiled powder back down to the valley. That’s one aspect of ski touring. The other is that it is hard work in a cold mountain environment where there are significant risks of avalanches. If you are thinking of taking up ski touring, here are some tips and suggestions on how to choose your gear and garments and what you should know about avalanche safety. 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 to launch new business portal for customers and retailers at ISPO 2014

  17. December, 2013 , , ,
Intuitive, user friendly and service oriented: W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore) is to offer its retailers, customers and consumer oriented fabrics (COF) partners a new online platform. The new business portal is to be officially launched at ISPO 2014. It provides useful information and services related to the GORE-TEX and WINDSTOPPER® brands in ten different languages. read more »

Maloja to join forces with Gore

  07. February, 2013 , ,
„Look before your doorstep to find good things“. That could be the motto for the future collaboration between W.L. Gore & As-sociates GmbH (Gore) and Maloja, the linear distance between the two company locations in Feldkirchen and Rimsting measuring not more than 50 km. Actually though, the aim is to refine the functional designs and cuts of Maloja active wear with innovative fabrics, and in doing so to transfer the high quality and performance standards to attractive styles. Ispo 2013 will mark the date for the inital presentation of the first collection with GORE-TEX and WINDSTOPPER® laminates. read more »

The inner sequences – how the body regulates temperature in hot and cold environments

  01. February, 2013 , ,
For the human body to function properly, the temperature of our vital organs, i.e. the brain, heart, lungs and liver, has to remain at approximately 37°C – at all times. What we take for granted is actually a highly complex regulatory mechanism – but how does this actually work? read more »

The new GORE-TEX Pro membrane technology

  01. February, 2013 , , ,
Innovative technologies for maximum protection and better comfort: W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore) extends its successful GORE-TEX product range to include a new generation of GORE-TEX Pro products. Engineered for professional mountaineers and ambitious outdoor and freeride enthusiasts, these products offer improved ruggedness and significantly increased breathability, thus adding an entirely new dimension to professional hard shell clothing. This is thanks to a revolutionary, patent-pending membrane technology. read more »

GORE-TEX JOB in Space cleans up at iF3 Montreal and Annecy

  05. October, 2012 ,
Innsbruck, 01.10.12 – The team behind Europeʼs newest freeski movie production Junkies On a Budget were gobsmacked by the results of the latest International Freeski Film Festival (iF3) in Montreal and Annecy. Not only did their first ever movie project, GORE-TEX JOB In Space presented by Marker Völkl, get nominated for five different awards at iF3 along with the top dogs in the professional category, it won two awards; the Juryʼs “Coup de Coeur” in Montreal and “Best European Movie” at the iF3 in Annecy! read more »

German Equestrian Show Jumping Team to wear GORE-TEX Jackets During 2012 Olympic Games

During this year’s Olympic Games the German equestrian show jumping team will be well-equipped for the well-known London drizzle. The team will be sporting riding wear by Pikeur, official Olympic outfitter and long-time customer of Gore. read more »

GORE-TEX Active Project: Extreme mountaineers’ expedition series moves on to world’s sixth-highest peak

Benedikt Böhm, Sebastian Haag and Greg Hill prepare for speed ascent of Cho Oyu (8,188 m) read more »