News Flash: Week of April 27, 2020

News Flash: Week of April 27, 2020

“News Flash” is FREESKIER’s online column designed to keep you up-to-date with snippets of outdoor news you need to know about. This article is published weekly on Tuesdays and updated throughout the week.

Folsom Custom Skis halts ski production to make facemasks for medical workers

As of April 20th, there was a supply gap of 880,000 face shields in the state of Colorado alone, according to Folsom.  For this reason and to aid the global pandemic, Folsom is now manufacturing PPE Face Shields to protect our frontline workers and healthcare professionals.  Face masks are available for wholesale or individual purchase. Click here to learn more.

The North Face launches “Remade Collection” featuring up-cycled garments

Each Remade garment originates from returned, damaged or defective product that is then individually analyzed and repaired with materials from other deconstructed products based on creative standards established by The North Face Design team. 

Pit Viper launches new style of sunglasses: The Grand Prix

Pit Vipers are some of the world’s greatest tools for wind bucking, light dimming, party enhancement and, generally, keeping shit out of your eyes. While they’ve dialed in the optimal blend of style and performance over the past eight years, the Utah-based brand figured our friends in quarantine needed another way to express themselves. And for those people, there’s the Grand Prix.

FREESKIER’s Auction For Action rallies the ski community to give back during COVID-19 crisis

FREESKIER’s Auction For Action was an enormous success. With over $40,000 of ski gear, lift tickets, exclusive travel experiences, limited edition merchandise up for grabs to benefit GlobalGiving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, we cannot thank everyone who participated enough. We’ll be tallying up donation totals and will announce the results as soon as possible.

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