January 24, 2006FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPip Simmonds, New Zealand’s three-time national freeride and halfpipe champion, Mammoth, California rider, and self-styled entrepreneur, joins Liberty Skis as newest sponsored pro rider.Said Ms. Simmonds, “Liberty is the perfect company for me.  We share the same philosophies, and they are totally committed to producing the best possible product, and I want to represent a company that I can be proud of and one that is proud of me.” 

 Andy Vanica, Liberty’s chief operating officer said, “We are excited to welcome Pip to the Liberty Skis team, and we look forward to Pip’s input in Liberty’s new women’s twin tip ski line.”Dan Chalfant, president and CEO of Liberty, “We believe that Pip will be a strong presence in the women skiing for the foreseeable future, and we are thrilled to have her.  She will also provide great exposure for Liberty in the southern hemisphere.”In addition to Pip’s national championships, her accomplishments include proudly representing the New Zealand national freeride team as a finalist at this year’s U.S. Freeskiing Open, representing women’s skiing in events such as the Queen’s Cup in February at Park City, Utah, and promoting women’s park skiing in New Zealand at Snow Girls Camp at Snowpark NZ.Liberty Skis Corporation is based in Edwards Colorado, and features among its professional riders, the world famous Phil Larose. For contact or further information, please call 866-SKI-LIBE, or email info@libertyskis.com.