By Nick McKelvey
Over the past 9 months the BASI office team has been working tirelessly to pull together a strong pool of sponsors for the BASI Interski Team who will travel to Ushuaia, Argentina at the end of August to take part in the Interski Congress 2015.
As the departure date gets closer and closer we are pleased to announce that we have sourced a range of sponsors who have committed to supporting the team with a range of products and services. A big thank you to all our generous sponsors who have come forward to support the BASI Interski Team 2015.
The team suits have been provided by BASI supplier, Avalanche. The suits include full outer wear and a white mid layer puffer jacket similar to the jackets worn by current BASI trainers. These mid layers will become a vital part of the team uniform as they will be embroidered with all the sponsors logos and will be worn when travelling as well as at all the off snow events. BASI has been working with Avalanche for 3 years now as they are the current supplier for BASI trainer uniforms. As we have come to expect from Avalanche, the clothing provided is of the highest quality and looks fantastic.
A number of our long standing Pro Deal suppliers have also offered support with Icebreaker providing base layers for the team and Salomon making a major commitment by supplying the team with that latest lab boots, skis and poles and snazzy trainers for off snow.
10 Peaks will be providing the entire Interski delegation with gloves and we are happy to say they have also committed to running a Pro Deal for BASI members in 2015/16. This new member offer is already up and running and you can find it in the members’ area of the BASI website. From hands to feet, Wigwam socks, a family owned company from the USA, will provide the delegation with the ultimate in ski sock performance. They too have also agreed to come on board as a Pro Deal supplier. The member deal will be launched in September, so keep an eye on your member’s area for details.
Head protection and eye wear is sponsored by Neon Optics, an exciting Italian brand providing; helmets, goggles and sunglasses.
Obviously it is important that the team look as good off the hill as they do on it, so with this in mind, Norwegian clothing supplier Odlo has agreed to come on board, providing casual clothing for the team to wear around town and at official events. Odlo will also be coming on board as a Member pro deal supplier and will produce a limited edition BASI branded clothing range which will be available on our website in the coming months. We’ll keep you updated when this is available.
Once the team have collected all their shiny new equipment and clothing, they will need something to carry it in. UK based company Snokart will be providing the team with luggage bags, making sure all the equipment makes it to Argentina.
Dogtag Insurance, providers of the BASI members’ travel insurance product are not only providing travel insurance for the entire delegation to South America for the event, but they are contributing also to the off snow clothing requirements for the team. Finally, BASI business partners BASS has provided a sponsorship donation towards the cost of attending the Interski Congress.
Pointy Hill Productions is providing video film and editing support so that we have an exciting visual story of the event to share with the membership. Remember you can keep up with the Interski Team on the dedicated web site page.
In total, the market value of the sponsorship is valued at £35,500 from all the sponsors and we are very grateful to them all for their support.
The sponsorship cycle is a 3 year one for Interski and we look forward to showcasing the sponsor brands, their services and products. We hope this relationship will continue to grow over the next few years as we look towards Interski 2019.
If you would like to get involved with Interski or BASI, as a sponsor or supplier, then please do get in touch; we will be happy to work with you to ensure that both parties benefit from the relationship.