From Descente PR Dept:
Skiing and Descente have literally grown up together. 80 years ago, when Descente introduced their revolutionary pair of stretch-style ski pants, recreational skiing was in its infancy, and ski apparel was virtually non-existent. Over the next eight decades, Descente’s legendary research and development team used groundbreaking technology to produce competition wear that consistently put athletes on top of podiums while forever changing the notion of conventional skiwear.
Today, Descente incorporates their generations of experience and knowledge into every jacket, pant and suit that they produce. In addition to this base of technical knowledge, the company believes that their physical base is just as important. In 2004, at the urging of then-mayor of Ogden, Utah, Matthew Godfrey, Descente relocated to the base of the Wasatch mountains. Mayor Godfrey, the Ogden Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Goal Foundation envisioned the area as a “Hub” for the winter sports industry. As one of the first companies to relocate to the burgeoning winter sports community, Descente saw the wisdom of operating their company so close to some of the world’s most esteemed ski resorts.
Being so close to the action allows Descente to better develop not only products for skiers, but also relationships with ski resorts. These relationships are evidenced in Descente’s North American Passport Program. The popular program is aimed at promoting and supporting North American ski resorts by encouraging active involvement in the sport. With the purchase of a specially marked Descente Passport Jacket, the buyer receives a Passport filled with coupons good for a free lift ticket at over 30+ resorts in the United States and Canada.
The Passport Program Products, as well as Descente’s other collections, are known for their cutting-edge technology, attention to detail and exceptional materials and construction. Descente products have been selected as the official uniform of ski resorts around the world as well as the Swiss, Japanese, Spanish, and Korean national alpine ski teams along with the Canadian Ski Cross team.
For more information on Descente’s history of innovation, products and the North American Passport Program, visit www.descente.com
Descente is been synonymous with racing and high performance technical skiwear but recently has let their hair down and added a softer more relaxed feel to their product line without loosing or abandoning their core values. Descente still continues to offer their world class speed suits and race suits (along with some of the best cycling clothing) but their all mountain lines have been expanded and diversified with a younger appeal yet complementing their DNA series of freeride wear. As with Descente's sister product line, DNA the product testing of these lines will continue through this season and reviews will be posted as we get them on snow.
There has been much talk and excitement about Descente's great "Passport" program that works with premier ski areas around North America. You can read more about what other Epicski members are saying about the Passport program here. Deals can vary from resort to resort from 2 for 1 lift tickets to free day passes, resorts include...
- California- Alpine Meadows, Big Bear Mountain Resorts, Homewood Mountain Resort
- Colorado- Winter Park
- Maine- Sunday River
- Massachusetts Nashoba Valley Ski Resort, Wachusett Mountain
- Michigan- Boyne Mountain or Boyne Highlands, Indianhead, Shanty Creek
- Minnesota- Spirit Mountain
- Montana- Whitefish Mountain Resort
- New Hampshire- Bretton Woods,
- New Mexico- Angel Fire Resort
- New York- Hunter Mountain, Windham Mountain
- North Carolina- Appalachian Ski Mountain
- Pennsylvania- Hidden Valley Resort
- Oregon- Mount Hood Meadow
- Utah- Alta, Solitude Mountain Resort, Sundance Ski Resort, The Canyons
- Vermont- Jay Peak
- Washington- Mission Ridge
- Wisconsin- Trollhaugen Ski Resort, Mount La Crosse
- Canada- Big White British Columbia, Blue Mountains Ontario, Olympic Park Alberta, Hockley Valley Resort Ontario, Mont Saint Sauveur Resorts Province of Quebec, Norquay Banff Alberta, Panorama Mountain Village BC, Silver Star British Columbia, Sun Peaks Resort British Columbia
(please check the particulars for each resort in your Passport book)