Park City, UT, Nov. 6, 2001--U.S. Ski and Snowboard athletes are dreaming of red, white and blue this holiday season with visions of gold, silver and bronzedancing in their heads. You can help support their dreams by giving two presents this holiday season for the price of one as proceeds fromevery purchase of U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team items go towards America's Olympic hopefuls.
The same apparel the U.S. athletes wear along with souvenirs can be found at your local sporting retail outlet or from the U.S. Ski andSnowboard Team Web site (www.usskiteam.com), where you can purchase online official licensed merchandise along with selectco-branded 2002 Olympic Winter Games items. For those passing through Salt Lake City, visit the U.S. Ski Team Ski Shop by Lift House atCrossroads Plaza mall in downtown. STOCKING STUFFERS
A Sock to Stuff -- You can't stuff a stocking without a sock. As the temperature drops, make sure your skier's feet arewarm with the "best ski socks in the world." The U.S. Ski Team Smartwool socks can be found in every U.S. athlete's ski bag. Better for wearingthan stuffing! ($18.00)
Skin Care -- Winter elements are tough on the skin with one of the most dangerous being the sun. Protect your skinand lips with Official U.S. Ski Team lip balm and sunscreen with an SPF of 23 and 30. ($2.50-lip balm and $5.00-sunscreen).
Cheering Bells -- A ski racing tradition, the clamoring of cowbells lets athletes know their fans are cheering for them. The logo engraved bellsare gold in color and made from recycled bullet casings by Moen Bells of Norway. Ring in the New Year and cheer for the home team with thiscollector's item. ($25.00)
Write Any Where -- The Bullet pen has been exhibited in the New York Museum of Modern Art, used in outer space and as in the Team's caseat competitions while it is snowing. It is ideal for the writer that has to write upside-down or right side up. The U.S. Ski Team Fisher Space Penhas guaranteed satisfaction. ($18.00)
Golf Balls -- For the all season sports fan, U.S. Ski Team golf balls look good on the green and the golfer on your list willnever confuse his/her shots with another. (A dozen/$29.00)
UNDER THE TREE
Patriotic Baby Bunting -- Keep babies snug and warm in the red, white and blue fleece bunting from Jolly Tundra. Without over-bundling yourbaby, these hooded jackets are made in the USA. ($58.00)
Tees for Teens -- Step out in style with the new U.S. Ski Team T-shirts from Mole Hill. Some designed with the team's motto"Home of the Brave" depicted on the front. (starting at $8.00)
Thermos -- Standing on the sideline watching your skier, hockey player or figure skater in the cold winter weather? Stay warm onthe inside with Nestle hot chocolate in your U.S. Ski Team thermos, a stainless steel vacuum bottle that keeps hot and cold liquids secure.($28.00)
Toasting Glasses -- Ring in the New Year by toasting friends and family with U.S. Ski Team pub glasses that hold 16 oz. of your favoritebeverage. ($26.00/set)
Warm in Wool -- Keep your skier warm this season with the official U.S. Ski Team sweater made by Dale of Norway. With several styles tochoose from--U.S. Ski Team, Park City and Empire Canyon. The Alpine inspired sweaters also have matching hats and headbands. Allmade from 100% pure wool. (Sweaters/$239.00, hats/$55.00 and headbands/$40.00)
Timing is Everything -- You can be certain of unparalleled accuracy and performance when you sport the rugged and stylish Swiss Army®watch with the U.S. Ski Team logo. ($119.00)
Ultimate Lift Ticket -- For the skier/snowboarder who has almost EVERYTHING, get them the 2001/2002 Gold Pass, the ultimate lift ticket thatis good at over 260 resorts nationwide. The Gold Pass is fully transferable - the only such program of its kind - allowing friends, familymembers and corporate clients to take full advantage of the pass. (Priced at $5,000 each with $4,300 tax deductible). Call 1-800-9PICCABO forthis specific item.
Gift certificates are also available by calling toll free at 800-739-5909.