In front of a cadre of international media at the ispo On Snow Preview in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the G3 TARGA Ascent was awarded the prestigious ‘ispo Outdoor Award’ for best outdoor innovation in the Hardware Category of the Winter 2006-07.

Honoring innovation, function and design, the award has been presented to an outdoor manufacturer since 2003. Presented by an international jury, the ‘ispo Outdoor Award’ is given in four categories, including Hardware, Footwear, Textiles and Others.

“The remarkable performance of the G3 TARGA Ascent is the result of a great team effort that began with the feedback of active, working guides. It’s very satisfying to see the TARGA Ascent rewarded by such a knowledgeable skiing community,” said Oliver Steffen, president of G3.

For the ‘ispo Outdoor Award’, the international jury included Olaf Beck (Planet Snow), Christian Penning (Skimagazin), Laurent Belluard (Skieur), Niki Nagel (Bergstolz), Rita Balon (Aktiv), and Heinz Krecek (former Technical Expert FIS), Klaus Polzer (Skiing), Wolfgang Greiner (ISPO News), and Tobias Grober (Ski ISPO). The judges evaluated the products based on four criteria — function, quality, and technical solutions; innovation; user-friendliness and serviceability; and design.

The G3 TARGA Ascent is now in production with limited quantities available at select retailers world-wide in late February.