Giro Sport Design, a leader in high-performance snow helmets and goggles, announced a new four-year commitment to support athletes of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard as an official competition supplier of race helmets and goggles. In addition, Giro announced that Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team alumnus Daron Rahlves will serve as Giro’s liaison to the U.S. Ski Team, providing the next generation of ski racers invaluable insight into competition strategy.
“We’re proud to support such an incredibly talented team of skiers and snowboarders and really look forward to growing our relationship over the next several years together,” commented Jim Heeney, Global Sports Marketing Manager at Giro. “And, to that end, we’re particularly thrilled about the role that Daron Rahlves will be able to play in helping to cement this relationship, offering the whole team—particularly the newest members—his vast reserve of expertise on everything from race technique to off season training. It’s a tremendous opportunity for us and the racers to have Daron out there.”
While the 2019-20 race season was cut short due to COVID-19, the 2020-21 season is officially underway with alpine ski racing kicking off the season with giant slalom races in Soelden, Austria on October 17, 2020. U.S. Ski & Snowboard is taking all of the necessary precautions to keep the teams healthy and racing through the full scheduled season, which includes the FIS Ski World Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, February 8-21.
“Giro has been synonymous with advanced snow performance for over 30 years and we are thrilled to have their continued partnership,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Director, Jesse Hunt. “Giro’s attention to detail and commitment to superior protection and high-quality products enables our athletes to ski to the best of their ability on the world’s highest stages. We look forward to the next four years with Giro.”
With sights set on the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China, the involvement of Daron Rahlves will be an incredible asset to the athletes competing in these high-profile events. As one of the most decorated downhill skiers in American history, racers will be able to leverage his deep knowledge of courses, conditions and competitors.
Fans can live stream the 2020-21 FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Tour and the FIS Freestyle World Cup Tour this season via NBC’s new streaming platform, Peacock Premium. NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBC Sports’ digital platforms will also air World Cup coverage all season. Broadcast and streaming listings will be available throughout the season at USSkiandSnowboard.org.
And to learn more about how to support U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes this season, please visit KeepTheFlameAlive.org.