Industry Press Release



Enter to win a trip to the 2008 Birds of Prey World Cup Ski Race, Spyder outerwear and accessories

St. Paul, MN (September 1, 2008) — Thinsulate» Insulation, the brand that has brought “true performance” to consumers for 30 years, is offering consumers a chance to win a trip to see the ultimate in performance – the 2008 Birds of Prey World Cup Ski Race at Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado.

Consumer entries for the 30th Anniversary Sweepstakes will be accepted from September 1 through October 31, with prizes being awarded the first week in November. To enter, consumers simply log onto: and fill out an entry form. Links to the 30th Anniversary Sweepstakes entry form will also appear on the following websites: Thinsulate» Insulation (, Spyder Active Sports (, Birds of Prey, ( and the U.S. Ski Team ( and

Slated for December 4-7, the 2008 Birds of Prey World Cup Race Week will include men’s downhill, Super-G, Giant Slalom and Super Combined events. The Birds of Prey will once again mark the only men’s World Cup event in the United States and the only World Cup site for either men or women to feature all four events, aside from the World Cup Finals. Thinsulate insulation from 3M, a “Platinum Circle Sponsor” of the event, will be on-site at a tent easily accessible to race spectators near the finish area.

Consumers will also have an opportunity to win outerwear and accessories from Spyder Active Sports. A complete copy of the Official Rules for the Sweepstakes is available on

Grand Prize:

3-day/2-night trip for two to the Birds of Prey World Cup Ski Race at Beaver Creek Resort, Colorado. Package includes airfare, hotel, skiing and VIP passes to the races

2nd Prize:

Spyder Breakaway Insulator Jacket featuring Thinsulate» Insulation with recycled fibers

3rd Prize:

Spyder Alpine Ski Gloves featuring Thinsulate» Insulation

Thinsulate insulation is pleased to be celebrating “30 Years of Innovation” in 2008. It’s been three decades since 3M first began inventing a family of products that captured consumers’ attention: thin insulation that provides warmth without bulk. Thus, the Thinsulate insulation brand was born — the first thin synthetic insulation that gave consumers new choices beyond down and wool to keep warm and comfortable. This revolutionary insulation has been embraced by apparel manufacturers, retailers and consumers alike and has since become one of the most well-known insulation brands on the market today.

About Thinsulate insulation

Introduced 30 years ago, Thinsulate insulation was the original “warmth without bulk” insulation. Since the inception of Thinsulate insulation, 3M has continued to look for more innovative and high-tech warmth for today’s active, outdoor enthusiast. The current line of Thinsulate insulation products includes Thinsulate LiteLoft» insulation, Thinsulate Ultra insulation, Thinsulate Supreme insulation and Thinsulate Flex insulation. Thinsulate insulation is the official insulation of the US and Canadian Alpine and Para-Alpine Ski Teams. For more information, visit

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