Industry Press Release



Park City, UT (July 29, 2009) — Wintersteiger has announced its sponsorship as a supplier to The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Center of Excellence equipment tuning room, and was on hand for the grand opening dedication.

It was a celebration of pride Friday, as the athletes of the U.S. Ski Team celebrated the formal opening of the new Center of Excellence. The dedication ceremony was followed by a public open house, allowing fans in the community to get a firsthand look at the state of the art facility including the equipment tuning room.  

Wintersteiger was on hand to discuss how the technicians prepare the athletes equipment. Wintersteiger supplied the equipment tuning room with complete work benches for each discipline, portable wax benches for visiting technicians and mobile racks for skis and snowboards.  

The featured item in the equipment tuning room during the public tours was the Wintersteiger RS350, ski and snowboard race service stone grinder. Used by many manufacturers and national race teams, the RS350 grinder offers a wide range of standard and racing structures including center specific Arrow, Chevron and Sine waves.  

The equipment tuning room at the Center of Excellence is designed to support the U.S. Ski Team’s technicians for preparing the athlete’s equipment. The Center of Excellence is equipped with video technology, which will be used in the tuning room to record and post clinics online for all USSA members to keep up with the latest tuning and waxing philosophies.

“We’re extremely happy that Wintersteiger has expanded their longstanding support of the U.S. Ski Team by outfitting the tuning room in our Center of Excellence.” stated Luke Bodensteiner, the VP of athletics for USSA. “The Center is designed to support all aspects of athlete performance, which include equipment preparation. The tools, workbenches and stone grinders that Wintersteiger has provided give essential support for our athletes, coaches and technicians, and have created an effective workspace to serve our teams.”

In addition to becoming a supplier to the Center of Excellence equipment tuning room, Wintersteiger also renewed their pool sponsorship with the U.S. Ski Team, allowing the technicians access to the most advanced tools and equipment for years to come.  

“It is with years of working with the top race technicians in the world that Wintersteiger has been able to develop the most technologically advanced tuning machines and tools.” says Fritz Hoeckner, President of Wintersteiger USA. “Wintersteiger is very excited to continue our cooperation with USSA and to be a part of the Center of Excellence.”

Wintersteiger has supplied the ski and snowboard industry with machines, racks and tuning supplies since its inception in 1953. The U.S. headquarters are located in Salt Lake City.

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