GeneralNewsBoulder Nordic Sport Hires Roger Knight, Will Distribute SkiGo

FasterSkier FasterSkierAugust 16, 2009

Knight to Manage Wax Brands, Develop Ski*Go Wax, Glove and Clothing Lines.

Roger Knight has joined Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) as the Director of Team and Eastern Operations.  He brings the US distribution of Ski*Go Wax, Tools, Gloves, Rollerskis and Skiwear to BNS and will focus on developing the Ski*Go and Holmenkol brands in the US.  Knight contributes extensive experience in the cross-country ski industry after working as Nordic Product Manager at Swix USA for six years before spending the last 5 years building the Ski*Go brand at Peak Performance in Maine.

Ski*Go is based in Kiruna, Sweden and owned by former Swedish cross-country skiing star Christer Majbäck. Majbäck purchased the company in 1996 and has turned it into a world-renowned wax brand by concentrating his passion and knowledge into the development of wax, gloves, poles and now rollerskis.  Majbäck’s approach has been to lead in product development knowing that superior products will sell well with little marketing support. Majbäck visited BNS in Boulder in early August to meet BNS staff, present the wax line and discuss product development, distribution and marketing.  “Roger has done an incredible job for Ski*Go in the US, and I am very excited to work with a group that knows so much about the technical side of skiing and also has strong relationships with teams and skiers.”

BNS owner Nathan Schultz commented, “Roger is a great fit at BNS and I have been trying to find a way to add his expertise, knowledge and experience to our team for years.  He allows us to establish Eastern support for our stone-grinding business while developing our two wax brands, which will further increase our level of service.”

Knight added, “I’m excited to work with BNS. I’ve always wanted to work with the best companies in my career and BNS has established itself as not only a leader in the Nordic world, but also an innovator and trend setter. To join the already talented BNS team is really exciting and I can’t wait to see what our combined talents and work can do.

“SkiGo has become one of the premium and go to wax brands for the top teams in the US over the last few years, and I’m excited to have a better vehicle in BNS to tell Nordic skiers across the US how great this wax line is. We are working very closely with Christer on developing new and innovative products, and our testing staff is outstanding.”

BNS will distribute Ski*Go and Holmenkol products directly via the web at www.bouldernordicsport.com, by phone (720.227.9400) and at retail locations.  Special team pricing will be available to qualifying team orders.

Boulder Nordic Sport brings World Cup Service to everyone with a full-service cross-country ski shop in Boulder, CO and web site at bouldernordic.com.  BNS specializes in professional ski service using Tazzari stone-grinding equipment as well as sales and advanced fit of cross-country skis, equipment and technical apparel.  BNS carries a full line of wax and professional tuning equipment as well as distributing the Ski*Go and Holmenkol product lines in the US.

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