Helly Hansen chosen as the new ski apparel partner for Ski Team Sweden Alpine

Skiing, Sweden
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Helly Hansen, the leading provider of apparel for ski professionals around the world, is selected as the new ski apparel supplier for the Ski Team Sweden Alpine. “The ability and experience to develop innovative, professional level ski apparel were key factors in our selection of a new apparel supplier, and Helly Hansen fulfills all the important criteria. Partnering with Helly Hansen will provide necessary support as we train and work to improve on the slopes. We are confident the equipment from Helly Hansen will help us push the limits of alpine racing”, says Tommy Winter, Alpine Director at Ski Team ...

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Published September 16

Goats On Gimli

Outdoor, Canada
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It’s not everyday that you get to experience something extraordinary in your own backyard. Our HH Ambassador JF Plouffe goes above and beyond to push his limits and always experiences something new. Keep reading to find out what happened when JF and his friend climbed Mount Gimli. “In Scandinavian mythology, Gimli means heaven, the most beautiful place on Earth and I couldn’t agree more! Mount Gimli (9100 ft) is situated at the south end of the Valhalla Provincial Park in Southern British Columbia. The mountain is beautiful from all angles, but is particularly stunning when viewed from the south. ...

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Published August 9

Stand Up Paddleboard – the extreme version.

Outdoor, Canada
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Part 4 of the adventure to SUP from Bella Coola across 250kms to find untouched snow to ski and lonely waves to surf. By Chris Christie JF Plouffe, Chris Christie, Jimmy Martinello, Jon Burak, and Dennis Flett complete their Bella Coola SUP Expedition. Read below for the final accounts of the trip. “Sadly our time came to an end and we had to return to Bella Coola. Our boat arrived and we loaded up for the journey into the Burke Channel and North Benedict Arm. The crews were still hungry for more adventure to complete the expedition ...

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Published May 30

Stand Up Paddleboard – the extreme version.

Outdoor, Canada
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Part 3 of the adventure to SUP from Bella Coola across 250kms to find untouched snow to ski and lonely waves to surf. By Chris Christie As the days went by, the crew; JF Plouffe, Chris Christie, Jimmy Martinello, Jon Burak, and Dennis Flett, continued to enjoy their expedition... "We continued out the Dean Channel and entered the Fisher Channel and hugged the shoreline of King Island while working the currents and wind. We explored some lagoons that offered shelter from the moderate South East winds and countless bald eagles curiously eyed up the crew while whale spouts were ...

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Published May 30

Stand Up Paddleboard – the extreme version.

Outdoor, Canada
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Part 2 of the adventure to SUP from Bella Coola across 250kms to find untouched snow to ski and lonely waves to surf. By Chris Christie After a couple of days out in the wilderness, Chris Christie, JF Plouffe and team mates Jimmy Martinello, Jon Burak and Dennis Flett continue their adventures in their Bella Coola SUP Expedition. “We committed to long hours and made the Bella Coola inlet late on the 2nd day. The inflow winds hammered us for the final 20km and pulling up to the dock was a bit of a relief. The original idea ...

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Published May 26

Stand Up Paddleboard – the extreme version.

Outdoor, Canada
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Part 1 of the adventure to SUP from Bella Coola across 250kms to find untouched snow to ski and lonely waves to surf. By Chris Christie What would it be like to go on a 250km, 16 day Standup Paddle Board expedition? Read about HH ambassador JF Plouffe, photographer Chris Christie and their partners on their most recent expedition to Bella Coola. “Our goal was to Ski Mountaineer, River paddle, ocean Tour and finally surf. The idea was to use the spring runoff as an artery to the ocean where we would paddle out the long Fjord of the ...

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Published May 25

Let The Ocean Be Your Safety Net

Outdoor, Canada
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18 years ago, on a sandy shore in Thailand, HH Ambassador JF Plouffe and a few of his friends rented a guide and the use of his long-tail boat for the day. “Take us to the rocks”, they asked. Encouraging the guide to get as close to the rocks as he could, JF stepped off the boat and onto the vertical surface that emerged from the sea and he simply started to climb. It was this moment that launched his adventures of deep water soloing. Deep water soloing (aka, solo rock climbing) is an activity practiced on sea cliffs at ...

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Published May 19

Our Elevation Shell Jacket wins the Red Dot Design award

Skiing, Norway
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Oslo, Norway (March 22, 2016) Helly Hansen’s Elevation Shell Jacket has become the 139-year-old brand’s most award-winning product with recent accolades coming from the Red Dot design jury in Essen, Germany. This month the Elevation Shell Jacket was recognized as a leader among 5,214 new products in the competition reviewed by a jury of 41 design experts, including ICE and Transrapid designer Alexander Neumeister, fashion icon Jimmy Choo and automotive design legend Chris Bangle. The professional-grade Elevation Jacket received the award based on its functionality, degree of innovation and recognized quality. Built for big mountain skiers, the jacket features ...

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Published March 22

Helly Hansen partners with the only Norwegian skier in the FWT

Skiing, Norway
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Dennis Risvoll (28) has signed a clothing deal with active wear supplier Helly Hansen. Risvoll is the first Norwegian skier in three years taking part in the Freeride World Tour, and is aiming high. He is now gearing up for success wearing Helly Hansen’s ULLR collection from top to bottom. Dennis Risvoll started his professional career at the age of 18. Growing up in Vågå, in the western part of Norway, with perfect skiing conditions right outside his doorsteps, Risvoll has become one of Norway’s finest freeride skiers. Spending hours in the snow throughout his life has yielded strong results, ...

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Published January 11

Helly Hansen is the Choice of Professionals at Aspen Snowmass

Skiing, United States
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Aspen Snowmass and Helly Hansen extend their long-term strategic partnership through 2019 ASPEN, Colo. (Jan. 7, 2016) – Aspen Snowmass today extended a four-year agreement on its strategic partnership with Helly Hansen that tasks the ski apparel and workwear manufacturer with designing uniforms for more than 3,400 mountain professionals at four premium mountain resorts in Colorado. The relationship that started during the 2008 ski season will now extend through 2019. Trusted by professionals since 1877, Helly Hansen, the world’s premier uniform provider for more than 100 winter resorts and guiding operations, has worked with Aspen Snowmass over the past eight ...

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Published January 8

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