LAYTON, UTAH, February 6, 2013 – Descente, designers of premium ski apparel for those who value quality and technology, have inked a deal with professional skiers, Erik Roner and Matt Philippi for the 2013/2014 season.
Roner has skied professionally since 2001 and is regarded as one of the founders of ski BASE jumping. He has appeared in nearly 20 major ski films and is a cast member of MTV's Nitro Circus television and movie series.
Philippi established himself as a park master, racking up an impressive list of wins, before transitioning into big mountain skiing and a feature in TGR's The Dream Factory. He is also a participant of the FullCircle Project, dedicating himself to helping mountain communities in need across the globe.
Joining Descente team member Ashley Battersby, Roner and Philippi will wear the Descente label exclusively while on-mountain.
"Erik and Matt are both exceptional skiers whose years of experience have given them an appreciation for performance ski apparel," said Brook Barney, Head of Product Development and Marketing for Descente North America. "They both have firsthand knowledge of Descente's commitment to craftsmanship, research and development – that they chose Descente is a great testament to the quality of our product."
The building of the new Descente Team, along with the anticipated launch of the new All Mountain collection, is all part of a new direction for Descente. All Mountain makes use of Descente's extensive research and development capabilities to create premium ski apparel with superior fabrics, features, technology and craftsmanship. Incorporating Recco technology, Heat Navi elemental harnessing insulators, D-Laser cutting techniques and more, All Mountain debuted at the 2013 SIA Snowshow in Denver.