AUBURN, N.H. — Fischer Skis announced today it will host Carbonlite Demo Centers at 33 retail locations nationwide bringing skiers everywhere the opportunity to try and buy the most successful cross country skis and boots from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. Carbonlite Demo Centers will be available at participating retail shops daily during the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 ski seasons. RCS Carbonlite skis and boots won more medals than any other brand in Vancouver in 2010.
“We’re excited to create this once in a lifetime opportunity for skiers of all levels to experience and purchase the same equipment that world-class Nordic athletes are winning on this very season,” said Peter Ashley, vice president, Nordic Division, Fischer Skis U.S.A. “We’re convinced that once skiers try Carbonlite skis, boots and poles, they will not only understand why more World Cup athletes choose Fischer products than all the other brands combined – but also be inspired to adopt the gear the pros choose.”
Demo centers feature a wide selection of RCS Carbonlite skis, boots and poles. The RCS Carbonlite Hole Ski sports Fischer’s revolutionary hole in the tip, designed to reduce energy loss and power exertion and enable higher stride frequencies and speeds.
“Getting new skis from my ski sponsor, Fischer, is exciting because they are always so good, and my RCS Carbonlite Hole Skis are just amazing,” said Kikkan Randall, U.S. Ski Team member and 2009 World Championship Silver Medalist. “The Hole Ski’s unique design allows the ski to be light and responsive and includes all of Fischer’s advanced ski technologies that give me a competitive edge in World Cup racing.”
The new RCS Carbonlite Skating boots feature Fischer’s innovative World Cup Carbon Crosslink and World Cup Carbon Cuff to deliver optimum power transfer. The boots’ Torsion Control System and Frame Technology ensure a perfect fit.
“Lasting comfort is what makes Fischer’s new boot so awesome for both racers who wear them every day and recreational skiers who want to maximize the enjoyment of their experience,” added Chandra Crawford, Canadian National Team member and 2006 Olympic Champion. “Also impressive are the boots’ customizable canting angles and an effective — yet small — buckle for the foot.”
Participating retail outlets are listed below. For more contact information please visit http://www.fischerskis.com/en/national/ and click on Carbonlite Demo.
Photos are available upon request and via the Fischer image database at http://www.fischerskis.com/en/idb.php.
State, City Retail outlet
AK, Anchorage Alaska Mountaineering & Hiking
CA, Mammoth Lakes Brian’s Bicycles & Cross Country Skis
CA, Tahoe City Alpenglow Sports
CA, Truckee Paco’s Truckee Bike & Ski
CO, Boulder Boulder Nordic Sport
CO, Breckenridge Breckenridge Nordic
CO, Durango Pine Needle Mountaineering
CO, Steamboat Mountain Crest Sports Inc.
ID, Boise Idaho Mountain Touring, Inc.
ID, Ketchum Elephant’s Perch
MA, Adams Berkshire Outfitters
ME, Portland Boulder Nordic Sport East
ME, Portland Gorham Bike & Ski
MI, Garyling Cross Country Ski Shop
MI, Ironwood A.B.R. Inc.
MI, Marquette Sports Rack Ltd.
MI, Roscommon Cross Country Ski Headquarters LLC
MI, Traverse City Brick Wheels
MN, Duluth Ski Hut
MN, Long Lake Gear West Ski & Bike-MN
MN, Maple Grove Pioneer Midwest Inc.
MN, St. Louis Park Hoigaard’s
MT, Bozeman Bangtail Bicycles, Inc.
NH, Jackson Gorham Bike & Ski
NY, Lake Placid High Peaks Cyclery
OR, Bend Web Skis
OR, Portland Oregon Mountain Community
UT, Park City Jans/White Pines
UT, Salt Lake City Wild Rose Sports
VT, Burlington Ski Rack-VT
WI, Haywood New Moon Ski Shop
WI, Lac Du Flambeau Planet Nord/Minocqua Winter Park
WY, Laramie Cross Country Connection
About Fischer Sports Nordic Ski Division
Founded in Austria in 1924, Fischer Sports is the world’s preeminent Nordic ski manufacturer, with a long history of dominating the race circuit as well as recreational sales. Fischer Skis U.S.A. is the top-ranked Nordic ski brand sold in America today. The company also markets bindings, boots and poles for Nordic racing, cruising, touring, jumping, backcountry and recreational skiing. For more information please visit www.fischerskis.com.