Blizzard and Tecnica are excited to announce that Elyse Saugstad, the former Freeride World Tour Champion and winner of Powder Video Awards "Best Female Performance", has joined the Blizzard Tecnica team. "Elyse is one of the premier female athletes out there and we are stoked to have her join our team" says Frank Shine, Blizzard Tecnica Freeride Team Manager.

"With winter knocking on the door I couldn't be more thrilled to join forces with Blizzard Tecnica. Both brands have always been known for innovative, high-quality products, so their gear will not only allow me to charge big lines, but will allow me to have more fun on all sides of the mountain. The icing on the cake for me is the fact that Blizzard Tecnica truly caters to women at all levels. Since I'm passionate about educating, inspiring and just plain skiing with women around the world, this partnership between Blizzard Tecnica and I represents an all-around collaboration. I couldn't be happier to help show the world how good Blizzard and Tecnica products truly are."

Other career highlights include:
Winner of iF3 Movie Awards "Best Female Freeride Segment"
Co-Founder and instructor of SAFE AS, a women's specific avalance and safety course
TEDx talk speaker in San Francisco
Named as one of ESPN's "Top 50 Women in Action Sports"
Nominee for Powder Video Awards "Best Female Performance" 4 times out of the last 5 years

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