Over the weekend, Telluride hosted the third stop of the Subaru Free Ski World Tour and Osprey Packs was there representing as the Official Pack of Telluride. The Tour brings top athletes to contests that go on to become the best in the freeskiing world.
Telluride’s very own Travis Wolfe took the men’s competition while another Colorado resident, Claudia Bouvier, took the women’s competition. Despite the boney areas of protruding jagged rock, these athletes took on the steeps like nobody’s business. The crowd was lively enough with falling snow, hoisting Pabst Blue Ribbons in the air and cheering on the skiers.
Among the freeski-style suits and abundance of furry dogs, Osprey’s front and center presence was strong with a tent parked in front of the base chairlift. Osprey fans and newbies alike were drawn to take a look at the hanging packs, asking questions about the features or just talking about their own Osprey packs. A demo line was on hand, allowing mountain warriors to try out our Kode snowplay series packs as well as our lightweight Talon packs; all assuring inbound skiers an experience that guaranteed ease and comfort on all runs of the day, carrying what they needed.
There was plenty of buzz surrounding a chance to win a raffle of the Osprey Vector 25 Travel wheeled luggage piece, a benefit for the Colorado Environmental Coalition. In addition to having a shot at the drawing, people stopping by the tent didn’t leave with a free hand– picking up an Osprey koozie, waterproof neck capsule, stickers, temporary tattoos or organic lipbalm! The tent was hopping!; be it munchkins drawn in for some chocolates or the local teens showing off their snowblading dance moves. With plenty of young kiddos coming up and asking questions about the packs, we know there is hope for the younger generation!