Oslo (December 19, 2012) — The Norwegian outdoor manufacturer, Norrøna, is proud to announce their new ambassador team signing, snowboarder Andreas Wiig.
Five X Games medals, three of them gold, and several other trophies in his pocket, make Andreas Wiig one of the best snowboarders in the world. He will now join the Norrøna team, riding mainly the new Narvik line, and he will also help with further development of the products.
"Andreas is one of the heroes of snowboarding. He has had great success in Europe and especially America, and is still a huge inspiration for both younger and older snowboarders. He has long experience in the mountains and knows what kind of clothes you need to ride your best and stay comfortable, and we believe that he will be a great asset to our team. We also believe that this collaboration will open new doors for both partners,” says team manager, Chris Holter.
The past couple of years, Wiig has been spending a lot of time in the backcountry and also doing a lot of filming, and he will continue doing that in 2013, where he will participate in X Games Real Snow Backcountry video contest, film for his Rockstar webisode Sesies "Under the Wiig" and film a new 2 year AWSM Team movie.
"I’m proud to team up with a brand with so much history that has been around me since I was born. Teaming up with Norrøna means that I will be wearing the highest quality, most technical clothing when I’m out in the backcountry, and I’m looking forward to staying dry and warm all day!” Says the new Norrøna rider, Andreas Wiig.