Wintersteiger, the official supplier to US Ski & Snowboard and the exclusive tuning partner for the Center for Excellence, offered ski tuning services at Copper Mountain during the late fall/early winter training block this year.
As the working relationship between Wintersteiger and the US Ski Team continues, both national teams, and any race programs training at Copper Mountain, have benefitted from Wintersteiger machines and technicians at Copper.
Despite strict COVID-19 protocols, the project began on-time with an evaluation of the skis brought to camp by the Development Team and ‘C’ Team athletes and with fewer skis requiring major work.
Wintersteiger Racing Technician Mike Beers and Swix Alpine Director Graham Lonetto used the Wintersteiger Scout and hand-tuning education to raise awareness of ski service among the ski team athletes who attended the camp.
“Despite the challenges that COVID-19 presented, Wintersteiger exceeded our partnership expectations,” said Sasha Rearick, development director, US Ski Team. “With their dedication, commitment and attention to detail, Wintersteiger exposes our athletes to world-class service and the benefit is tangible.”
The temporary shop at Copper Mountain also served as a targeted training venue for Colorado-based tuning centers that invested in automated machines in the last two seasons. Through continued grassroots tuning education supported by the US Ski Team infrastructure, Wintersteiger continues to solidify its partnership position to ski service operations.
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