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Salt Lake City, UT Mar. 31–Evolution USA, the makers of handcrafted skis and snowboards and the official ski sponsor of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, UT, has recently announced the addition of two new athletes to their ski team.
Extreme alpine and nordic skier and former two-time World Telemark Champion, Heather Paul, and former US Olympian and 1998 Pro Mogul World Champion, Sean Smith, will join the Evolution USA Team just in time for the 2002 Olympics.
Paul continues to race, recently competing in this year’s Gravity Games. Her overall love for skiing and telemarking has driven her to create and develop the Ultimate Groove, a series of instructional ski clinics for women.
“I was thrilled to join Evolution’s team because I wanted to be involved with a company that has a passion for the sports that have been so good to me,” commented Paul.
Smith, a seven year US Freestyle Ski Team member, will represent Evolution as a competitor, a product developer, and a color analyst for various winter sports programs.
“As one of the companies that make all their products in the US, I’m very proud to be named to Evolution’s team,” said Smith. “When I travel around the US, it’s fun to see how people associate pride, quality, and craftsmanship with the Evolution name.”
In July 1999, shortly after they were named the official ski of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Evolution announced the production of a limited number of skis to commemorate the Games. These limited-edition custom adult skis will feature the Olympic Silver Crystal graphics.
Evolution plans to only make 1,000 pairs of each of the three Olympic models. The skis, which carry a suggested retail tag of $795, will be available in lengths of 163cm-203cm.