Press Release: Bode Miller joins SCARPA as ski ambassador

Bode Miller joins SCARPA as ski ambassador

The most successful American alpine ski racer of all time joins ski greats like Chris Davenport as SCARPA launches new GripWalk hybrid boot line.

BOULDER, Colo. (Jan. 12, 2022) – SCARPA, the leading producer of footwear for mountain sports, today named Bode Miller, the most successful male American alpine ski racer of all time, to its athlete roster. Miller joins a range of professional skiers on SCARPA’s athlete team, including Chris Davenport, a longtime SCARPA athlete who also renewed his contract this season.

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“My goal has always been to evolve the sport of skiing and the equipment we use,” Miller said. “A partnership with SCARPA is a natural fit with the company’s long standing track record of developing innovative new ski boots and innovative footwear for all aspects of the mountains. I’m excited to work with the SCARPA team on their launch of a new line of boots for Fall 2022, and other new ski boots in the future.”

Miller has a long history with the SCARPA brand. He began wearing SCARPA climbing shoes as a child while climbing with his family, and was impressed then by the precision and quality. He has continued to use other SCARPA products in outdoor adventures of various kinds since then. Miller said he is excited to work with a brand that not only focuses on innovation, but also keeps sustainability at the forefront of research and development.

“As we prepare to launch our 4-Quattro boot, our first collection of ski boots that are more focused on the alpine-ski world, we wanted to make sure that we built a boot performance-oriented, light and technical enough for the best skiers in the world,” said President of SCARPA Sandro Parisotto. “As we broaden the lens of who SCARPA ski boots are made for, we’re excited for this partnership between the market’s leading ski mountaineering brand and a skier proven as one of the best in the world.”

Miller, who recently relocated to Big Sky, Mont., with his family, has won 33 World Cups, six Olympic medals, five World Championship medals, four golds in World Championships and six World Cup globes.

SCARPA will unveil the Quattro boots at Outdoor Retailer, where it will host a kickoff event the night before the show with Miller, Davenport and other ambassadors. The boots will be available as part of the Fall 2022 line.

About SCARPA and SCARPA North America
Founded in 1938, SCARPA builds performance footwear for climbing, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, trail running and other outdoor pursuits from its headquarters in Asolo, Italy. SCARPA has been owned and operated by the Parisotto family since 1956. In 2005, SCARPA opened its North American headquarters in Boulder, Colo., staffed and directed by veterans of the North American outdoor industry, to oversee sales, marketing and distribution in the U.S., Canada and South America. For more information about SCARPA footwear, visit www.scarpa.com.
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I started skiing in the mid-70s in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania; from then on, I found myself entrenched in the industry. I have worked in various ski shops from suburban to ski town to resort, giving me a well-rounded perspective on what skiers want from their gear. That experience was parlayed into my time as a Gear Review Editor and also consulting with manufacturers as a product tester. Along with being a Masterfit-trained bootfitter I am a fully certified self proclaimed Gear Guru. Not only do I keep up with the cutting edge of ski gear technology, but I am an avid gear collector and have an extensive array of bindings as well as many vintage skis.

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Bode has excellent communication skills
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old school.
 

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Hopefully he has narrow heels and can influence their last. Love that Scarpa breaks on the half size as it allows me to have short touring boots without losing my toenails. But my Maestrale XT's last is so far from my WCR 3's... Would love some narrowing.
 

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