“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 »
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 »
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 »
The first ever expedition of its kind, with French and Chinese mountaineers, organised by the GORE-TEX Experience Tour.
18 days of top level mountaineering in the Siguniang Shan mountains (China), in the company of Chinese and French mountaineers, including Christophe Dumarest of Team GORE-TEX – – this was the opportunity offered to Maris Rozenblats, from Latvia, the lucky winner of the selection process organised by GORE-TEX through the www.experience-tour.com website. The expedition in the mountainous regions of China’s interior has just come to an end.
Christophe Dumarest gives his first impressions: “The Sigun’Exchange expedition, organised by the Groupe Haute Montagne (GHM – High Mountain Group) and supported by GORE-TEX (Gore Experience Tour) has concluded. The whole team has returned fit and well, without injuries or frost bite in spite of the harsh conditions experienced this Autumn in Sichuan, an area in Western China, and especially in the valleys around Rilong at the foot of Mount Siguniang.” read more »
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 »
Register online at www.experience-tour.com and join French and Chinese mountaineers on a first-of-its-kind expedition. read more »
Six ski enthusiasts from different corners of Europe are now ready to go to Romsdalen in Norway for an unforgettable experience with experienced guides.
It is also settled that GORE-TEX Experience Tour has the chance to win two prestigious awards in the PR Report Award in Berlin in April. read more »
Norrøna and W.L. Gore & Associates are proud to announce its strategic partnership with Røldal Ski Resort, Freeride World Tour Røldal and Røldal Freeride Challenge. The agreement cements an overlaying partnership beyond supplying products. read more »
Valle Hermoso 2011 will mark the start of the “Seb Michaud Invitacion III”
After Chile in 2010, Seb and his friends will be returning to the “Argentinian Gauchos”. The base camp will set its sights a little higher this year, pitching at 2,200 metres near the small lake in the Valle Hermoso. A few changes to the riders this year, with 4 girls and 2 boys from the Freeride World Tour joining the existing team. Damian, the winner of the Gore-Tex® competition on Facebook, will have an opportunity to take part in this 3rd outing. read more »
At the grand final of the Grand Raid GORE-TEX MASTERS in Tignes Damian Camathias from Laax claims a convincing victory over the other three finalists. He can now look forward to an unforgettable trip to Argentina with some of the world’s best freeriders. read more »