Sponsors and Prizes

NB: International prize winners will be asked to cover shipping.

Concept 2: Team Challenge Title Sponsor | SkiErg

Concept2 was founded by Dick and Peter Dreissigacker in 1976. Fresh from Olympic training, the two brothers designed and manufactured carbon fiber racing oars, then went on to create the world’s first air-resistance indoor rower. The SkiErg, launched in 2009, builds upon Concept2’s years of experience in designing and manufacturing high-performance training equipment. For more information about Concept2, visit concept2.com.

Borah Teamwear: Custom Pro XC Ski Suit

In business since 1997, Borah Teamwear has grown to become a premier manufacturer of high-quality custom sublimated active outdoor apparel. Borah’s offering includes cycling, running, triathlon, nordic, alpine and casual wear. All of Borah’s products are 100% custom made at the company’s solar-powered headquarters in Coon Valley, WI, where the latest technological advancements in apparel design and production are utilized.

L.L.Bean: Winner Picks From a Selection

Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, L.L.Bean began as a one-room operation selling a single product, the Maine Hunting Shoe. Still family owned, Shawn Gorman, great grandson of Leon Leonwood Bean, was named Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2013. While its business has grown over the years, L.L.Bean continues to uphold the values of its founder, including his dedication to quality, customer service and a love of the outdoors. In the past five years, L.L.Bean has donated over $6 million toward conservation and land stewardship. L.L.Bean currently operates 40 stores in 17 states across the United States, along with 27 stores in Japan. The 220,000-sq. ft. L.L.Bean retail store campus in Freeport, ME, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and welcomes more than 3 million visitors every year. L.L.Bean can be found worldwide at www.llbean.com

Julbo: 2 Julbo Aerospeed

Julbo's Aerospeed is the go-to frame for top World Cup nordic athletes. It features our shock-absorbing temple system so the stay put and our REACTIV Photochromic lens technology that automatically adjust to lighting conditions.

Suunto: 2 Suunto Ambit3

The Suunto Ambit3 Peak is your ultimate GPS watch for sports and adventure. It guides you every step of the way, providing all you need to progress and stay safe on your quest. Follow the altitude profile of your route’s ascents and descents during exercise directly from the watch. Connect your watch wirelessly to your smartphone and use the free Suunto Movescount App to adjust the watch on the go and visually enrich, relive and share your adventure. There is no better companion out there to make every move count.

Boulder Nordic Sport

Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) is a leading resource for world-class advice, equipment, fitting and ski service for everyone from elite racers, to first-time skiers and ski tourists. With full-service ski shops in Boulder, CO (HQ); Bloomington, MN; Portland, ME, and online at bouldernordic.com, BNS believes in setting the highest possible standard through sharing its knowledge and experience. BNS specializes in professional ski service using Tazzari stone-grinding equipment as well as sales and advanced fit of cross-country skis, equipment, and technical apparel. BNS imports Holmenkol and SkiGo wax lines and carries a full line of wax and professional tuning equipment from over ten wax brands.