Once upon a time in Norway, there was a boy that like many of his peers all over the world, wanted to play soccer. Fin Roger, his father, a great fan of the FIS Alpine World Cup, pushed for the boy to put on skis and boots instead of cleats, judging him equally talented on race tracks out on the slopes. This dad wasn’t wrong in evaluating his son’s talent on the snow: who doesn’t know eight-time Norwegian Olympic medalist and Nordica ambassador Kjetil Andre Aamodt?
His story is about talent and grit, head, and heart. If his myth is timeless, so are the boots and the skis that Nordica designed for him: the Dobermann. Successful icons that for twenty years have been on the feet of the greatest champions.
The 2018-19 line of Nordica Dobermann race gear features new recreational GSR and SLR models as well as the redesigned Spitfire line of race skis with a new race profile and Carbon Race Bridge technology. Along with new skis, the legendary Dobermann GP race boot returns for another season with refined looks and the best of 75 years of boot building expertise.
Now, racers across the United States have the opportunity to be a part of the Dobermann legacy as members of the Dobermann Development Team. The 2018-19 team is made up of eight talented racers from across the country aged 14-17 and will be sporting the latest and greatest Nordica gear next season.
2018-19 Dobermann Development Team
Allison Rathfon – 16, Sun Valley, Idaho
Peter Sell – 15, Woodford, Vt.
Cleo Braun – 16, Eagle, Colo.
Dillon Flinders – 17, Provo, Utah
Dylan Thomas – 15, Truckee, Calif.
Charlie Lang – 17, Norwich, Vt.
Blake Licata – 14, Hopkinton, N.H.
Diego Holscher – 16, Greenwich, Conn.
Nordica will also be running a contest where fans can win the same gear the Doberman Development Team will have for next season. In addition, fans will also have the ability to “Become a Doberman” and create their own Dobermann avatar by joining the Dobermann Club.
The Dobermann team contest prize package will include:
1 x Dobermann flat brim hat
1 x Dobermann tee
1 x Dobermann hoodie
1 x Dobermann face mask
1 x Dobermann Race XL gear pack
1 pair of 2019 GS or SL race skis
To enter, visit Nordica’s Facebook page.