FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
X Games 13 Gold Medalist, Xavier Bertoni Signs with Orage
(Montreal, QC – August 6, 2009) ‐ Hot off the press with wet ink still on the paper, Orage is proud to
announce French superpipe phenom, and Winter X Gold Medalist, Xavier Bertoni as the newest member
of the Orage Pro Team.
Hailing from La Clusaz, France, Xavier joins fellow X Games 13 Slopestyle Gold Medalist and veteran Orage
athlete TJ Schiller, along with Phil Casabon, JP Auclair and Michelle Parker to round out what is now one
of skiing’s most diverse international teams. Xavier is no stranger to Orage and the brands presence
throughout the global freeski scene. “We’ve had our eyes on Xavier for a few years now stretching back
to ‘07 – ‘08 when Xavier took home the silver medal at the Orage European Freeski Open in Laax,
Switzerland,” comments Mike Nick, Orage Marketing Director.
Xavier’s been on the scene for a few years now but officially launched himself into the big leagues last
season at the Winter X Superpipe event where he put pressure on, and ultimately introduced some of
skiing’s biggest names to podium spots they were not at all accustomed to. In a showdown of epic
proportions Xavier threw down three flawless runs to outdo the likes of Simon Dumont and Tanner Hall
taking home his (Bertoni’s) first X Games Gold.
There’s a new breed of pipe skiers on the scene and Xavier’s one of the best. With a huge bag of tricks
and the rocket boosters to match, Bertoni will spend his summer in New Zealand training for a jam packed
comp season to come. Included in the deal, Orage and Bertoni have begun working on Xavier’s first
signature model outfit slated to hit stores in 2010.
For more on Xavier Bertoni visit www.Orage.com and follow him along the 2009 – 2010 competition
circuit with stops at The Orage European Freeski Open, Winter X 14, The Dew Tour, The European X
Games, The Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival and many more.
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