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GoPro Recaps Mid-Season with Snow Team Standouts

Vonn, I-Pod, Brown, Horgmo, Kotsengurg, Jackson, Brisse, Backstom, Turski, Benchetler and Davenport Added to the 2013 GoPro Roster

SAN MATEO, CA (February 26, 2013)- GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile camera and producer of today’s most engaging content, catches up with its all-star snow roster in this mid-season recap. GoPro welcomes Olympic Gold medalist and multi-world cup champion, Lindsey Vonn, to its roster of premier snow athletes and sends her well wishes on a speedy and healthy recovery. GoPro will continue to provide Vonn’s unique personal perspective through her rehabilitation sessions.

 

GoPro steps up the game in the snow space this year, sponsoring top names ski and snowboard athletes in the sport. Vonn joins GoPro’s talented team of ski athletes that includes, Tom Wallisch, Bobby Brown, Tanner Hall, Tucker Perkins, Kaya Turski, Grete Elliassen, Julia Mancuso, Andrew Whiteford, Julian Carr, Eric Roner, JT Holmes, Chris Benchetler and Chris Davenport. GoPro’s snowboard team is made up of Shaun White, Iouri Padladchikov, Eric Willett, Torstein Horgmo, Sage Kotsenburg, Tim Humphreys, Jamie Anderson, Hannah Teter, Mike Basich, Devun Walsh, John Jackson, Dan Brisse and Ralph Backstrom.

 

“The 2013 winter season elevates GoPro to a level we’ve always wanted to attain, being the official camera sponsor of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team, as well as welcoming additional international, backcountry and contest ski and snowboard all-stars to our roster. We’re stoked to support our athletes who use GoPro’s to train for competitions all over the world, helping them to visualize their winning runs to take home the gold,” says Paul Crandell, Vice President of Marketing for GoPro.

“As a member of the U.S. Ski Team, we’re using the GoPro camera as a training tool. It’s extremely beneficial for me to review unique angles, race footage and amazing shots to see how I can improve my skiing throughout the season as I prepare for the Sochi Olympics in 2014,” says Lindsey Vonn.

Fresh off X Games Aspen earlier this year, eight GoPro snowboard athletes are slated to compete in the upcoming Burton US Open in Vail, Colorado February 25- March 2, 2013. Be sure to stay tuned for all the action coming from Shaun White, Eric Willett, Hannah Teter, Jamie Anderson, Torstein Horgmo, Sage Kotsenburg and Iouri Podladchikov on the slopestyle and halfpipe courses. Check out the Kirkwood, CA stop of the Freeride World Tour, where Tahoe-native Ralph Backstrom currently sits in first place heading into the event Feburary 27- March 3, 2013. Continue to watch the GoPro snow team as they travel to X Games Tignes March 20-22, 2013.

GoPro video and photo content produced by GoPro and its snow athletes is shared online on the GoPro Network, viewable at GoPro.com and on GoPro’s YouTube Channel. The GoPro Network is a collection of some of the most exciting content on the planet. Not just limited to sports, the GoPro Network showcases many of the passionate and inspiring things humans are doing in the world today.

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Mark Burnett, five-time Emmy award winner and avid GoPro customer, said in a previous statement, "We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible. GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next."

"In a world of smartphones and increasingly small cameras, GoPro is still the film fans device of choice and the rugged gadget that will launch the careers of many future directors. If in doubt, check out the home made rocket that took a GoPro to space or the shark footage, both on YouTube." - T3 Award for the GoPro HERO3

EY named Nick Woodman as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year in Retail and Consumer Products Category

"Despite a lot of newcomers in the field, GoPro is still the leader in adventure cameras. The new Hero3 Black manages to pack an f/2.8 wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel sensor, and the power to shoot 30 still frames per second into a camera body that’s smaller than a bar of soap" – Outside Magazine "Gear of the Year" 2013

"Smaller, lighter, sharper, better … It’s the runaway POV cam of the year." National Geographic "Gear of the Year" 2013

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition wins Men's Journal Gear of the Year 2014

"The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition produces some of the best – if not the best – video we’ve seen from an action cam." – CNET

The GoPro HERO3+ is the "Best of the Best…’Top Gear’ Of The Year" - GearJunkie Gear of the Year 2013

"GoPro Cameras Can Make You A Better Bass Angler" - Field & Stream

"Top 10 YouTube Brand Videos" - AdWeek


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