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ORTOVOX Teams Up with Big Mountain Skier Chris Davenport

rygr December 9, 2021

German mountain brand partners with former world extreme skiing champion as official avalanche rescue ambassador

LONGMONT, Colo. (December 7, 2021) ORTOVOX, the global expert in avalanche rescue equipment and technical wool for mountain sports, announces a new athlete partnership with Chris Davenport, the two-time World Extreme Skiing Champion and ski mountaineering pioneer. Davenport will join the ORTOVOX athlete ambassador team this season, bringing awareness to avalanche education and helping spread ORTOVOX’s mission to protect both people and the environment in the mountains.

“We take tremendous pride in our mission to enable safe mountain experiences at ORTOVOX. Chris Davenport is the perfect addition to our ambassador team as a mountain athlete who has set the bar high when it comes to ski mountaineering achievements and leadership in avalanche awareness,” says Tom Mason, U.S. brand manager at ORTOVOX. “We’re joining forces with ‘Dav’ at a time when backcountry skiing has grown exponentially, which gives us a great opportunity to share compelling stories tied to mountain safety and advocacy for avalanche awareness.”

Davenport is one of the world’s most accomplished big mountain skiers and mountaineers. In 2007 Davenport became the first person to ski all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in less than one year. He has numerous first descents of peaks around the globe, from the Himalaya to Alaska. In addition to being a world-renowned athlete, Davenport is passionate about avalanche education, climate advocacy and guiding. He is the author of two books and lives in Aspen, Colorado, with his wife and three sons.

“Joining the ORTOVOX athlete team as an avalanche ambassador was an easy decision for me. ORTOVOX is the brand that pioneered avalanche rescue equipment and continues to push the innovation threshold in avalanche rescue technology to this day. ORTOVOX’s deeply rooted values in environmental protection solidified my decision,” says Davenport.

To learn more about ORTOVOX’s latest avalanche rescue equipment, visit For media inquiries, please contact Account Manager Maria Brickman at

About ORTOVOX: ORTOVOX is a four-season mountain brand headquartered in Germany known as an expert in avalanche rescue equipment and wool apparel designed specifically for ski touring, freeriding, mountaineering, alpine climbing and alpine touring. Since its founding in 1980, ORTOVOX has stood for a sophisticated approach to protection and comfort in the mountains, characterized by the responsible treatment of people and nature. As pioneers in avalanche rescue, ORTOVOX has played a key role in the development of emergency equipment and targeted training measures for mountain sports, with protection as the brand’s most important value. This protective ethos extends to include safe and fair working conditions for its employees, setting the highest standards of animal welfare on the brand’s Tasmanian merino farms and ensuring environmentally friendly manufacturing of its products. 

Contact: Maria Brickman

970-236-1668 ext. 2104