Industry Press Release

All in the Family

05/20/2010

Professional freeskier Ted Davenport joins the Spyder team

Boulder, CO (May 20, 2010) — The team at Spyder Active Sports is reaching great heights with the latest addition of professional freeskier Ted Davenport. The 29-year-old East Coast racer turned worldwide freeskier joins the roster fresh off the adventure of a lifetime.

Davenport recently returned from a month-long ski expedition on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. The trip was kicked off with a bon voyage gift from Spyder; the iconic ski apparel brand delivered a contract for athlete sponsorship to Davenport’s Colorado home the morning of his departure. Davenport immediately inked the deal, faxing the paperwork in from his hotel in Ottawa, Canada before heading out into the snowcapped wild.

“I think my bro (big mountain skier and Spyder teammate, Chris Davenport) signed his contract the morning he left for his expedition on Antarctica, which is a cool coincidence,” said Davenport.

Spyder is a pioneer in the freeski market, leading the genre back in the early Nineties with a progressive line of dedicated freeski apparel for legendary ripper Kent Kreitler. “I’m stoked to be with one of the longest running skiwear brands in the industry. Not only does Spyder have deep roots in the ski culture, but they’re also redefining the direction of their team to remain innovative in the free skiing community. This new direction fits perfectly into my goals and aspirations as a professional skier,” said Davenport.

“Ted adds an additional layer of talent to the team, especially with his extreme weather destinations,” said Laura Wisner, director of marketing. “He’ll provide a unique and valuable voice to product discussions, plus his stories are intriguing to our consumers. It’s a winning situation for us.”

About Spyder Active Sports

Spyder revolutionized ski apparel in 1978 with a padded slalom sweater designed “for racing, by racers.” Spyder products continue to dominate the race circuit and are the choice of the US Alpine and Canadian Alpine World Cup Ski Teams. Renown for progressing on-snow innovation and style, Spyder is the world’s leading skiwear and mountain-based apparel brand. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Spyder products are distributed in over 50 countries worldwide. For more information and to view the current collection, please visit www.spyder.com.