Karhu Launches All-New Karhu.com and Where Will You Ski BlogYour portal to winter exploration and inspiration Seattle, WA (September 17, 2007) – A pioneer of backcountry history with its ground-breaking XCD skis and long an innovator in ski design, Karhu is bringing a new approach to the online ski world. Launched this week, the new Karhu.com is the source for backcountry skiing product and inspiration.  With a completely new look and feel, Karhu.com offers detailed information on the 2007-2008 Karhu ski line, and content that ties in with each of its series of skis and boots. Highlights from the new Karhu.com include: §         Detailed information on the 2007-2008 Karhu ski line, including the ground-breaking Team 130 and Bertha skis, and the redesigned lines of XCD and Widetrak skis and boots. §         The introduction of the new, higher-performance, lower-impact Greenlight™ Core on more than half of its Telemark/Alpine Touring models and the complete line of XCD Series skis. §         In-depth profiles, stories, photos and video from the Karhu Athlete Team, whose roster includes some of the biggest and most influential names in modern freeheel skiing. §         Links to Karhu’s partners in winter, backcountry skiing media, festivals and regional weather and avalanche forecasting websites for North America.§         An events calendar complete with telemark and backcountry festivals, tradeshows, slideshows, Karhu demos, sponsored events and more.  Where Will You Ski Today? While Karhu.com is the place to go for information on all the new Karhu ski gear, Karhu launches a new ski blog, Where Will You Ski (http://wherewillyouski.blogspot.com), as the hub for Karhu adventure. With contributions from Karhu employees, athletes, ambassadors and friends, Where Will You Ski will deliver Karhu content directly to backcountry enthusiasts, with a focus on the photos, videos and especially the stories that inspire you to get out and ski.  “We are passionate skiers, dedicated to making gear that is reliable and enjoyable for exploring winter,” says Graham Gephart, marketing manager for Karhu. “Where Will You Ski is simply our place to interact more with our users and share some of that passion with the ski community, through Karhu news, initiatives, trip reports, contests, photos, videos, stories and much, much more." Where Will You Ski will deliver more of that content directly to backcountry enthusiasts, with the ability to subscribe for new posts, comments and more. Currently featuring the photo stories of its advertising campaign and dispatches from Karhu-sponsored trips to Patagonia, the Berner Oberland and Pakistan, Where Will You Ski invites skiers to stop on by to read where Karhu has been and to see where Karhu is headed. Visit http://wherewillyouski.blogspot.com to begin your excitement for winter.  About KarhuFor over 30 years, Karhu has innovated with skis focused on the wilder side of winter, from Nordic touring through XCD, telemark and alpine touring. Its rich history in developing products for skiing out the back door or deep into the backcountry continues this year with a renewed focus on the health of winter itself. Karhu introduces its new Greenlight™ Core on its XCD Series, Women’s Series and select Mountain Series skis for 2007-2008, which improves performance, cuts weight and helps reduce its footprint through fast-growth, regionally-sourced, high-carbon-sequestration wood. For information on the complete Karhu line and stories from the heart of winter, visit http://www.karhu.com and http://wherewillyouski.blogspot.com.


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