Spyder has been the exclusive apparel partner of the U.S. Ski Team since 1989. The international performance apparel brand is excited to reveal the U.S. Ski Team’s Olympic uniforms with less than 100 days to go until the Winter Olympics Games kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The 2018 Winter Olympic Games uniforms are reflective of the company’s 40-year history in ski as well as a nod to the brand’s longest standing ambassador, Tommy Moe. Spyder launched the “Moe” apparel collection following his gold medal in the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympic Games. The 2018 U.S. Ski Team Olympic uniform is modeled after this collection.
“We couldn’t be more proud of these uniforms,” according to Nick Adcock, CEO of Spyder. “The forthcoming Olympics will mark our eighth consecutive delivery of Olympic uniforms for the U.S. Ski Team. This achievement is amplified with the design inspiration coming from the Moe collection. Merging classic styling with new technology gave this collection the look we are known for and shows our roots in the Olympic heritage”
The 2018 Olympic collection encompasses the performance you would expect from Spyder along with thoughtfully considered details. Combining elements that make the Games the ultimate achievement in an athletes’ career, Spyder crafted a visual story to inspire as well as promote the true spirit of the Games. It is the drive for greatness, the ambition to achieve gold, and the generations before us that allow this collection to truly speak for the U.S. and Spyder’s alpine history in the Games.
The uniforms serve as both reminiscent tokens of inspiration for the ski team as well as a badge of personal accomplishment.
“Growing up ski racing, Tommy Moe was one of my heroes,” said Steven Nyman, U.S. Ski
Team member and Spyder ambassador. “Tommy’s win in Lillehammer inspired me to train to the best of my ability every day. When the collection was released after his win, I wanted a kit so badly—I’m beyond thrilled to finally get one!”
To celebrate the reveal of the Olympic uniforms, Spyder is hosting a launch event on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 PM that will be open to press and the public. Located at the brand’s new pop up shop, Spyder Ski Club, on the 29th Street Mall in Boulder, Colo. Spyder Brand ambassadors, Tommy Moe, Steven Nyman and several more Olympic athletes and hopefuls, will attend the event.
“We look forward to raising a glass to our rich history in ski, our ambassador family, and these iconic Olympic uniforms,” said Brady Collings, VP of Marketing at Spyder.
Release courtesy of Spyder