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Obermeyer Athletes
& Ambassadors

Our athletes and ambassadors are fueled
by the same sense of passion for the sport
of skiing as our founder, Klaus Obermeyer.

Jonah Williams
Jonah Williams

Athlete
Nickname: Patiently awaiting one to be assigned 
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Home Mountain: Powder Mountain, Alta, Woodward
Instagram: @jonahwilliams

How did you start riding: I was lucky enough to grow up in a family of shredders.  My Mom, Dad, and Grandpa would take my siblings and I skiing every weekend when we were younger (Grandpa led the charge, as he had been a professional skier in his younger years..  'Ski Ballet' and 'Freestyle' were his expertise).  As I grew older, opportunities to ski during the week presented themself more often, and I took every one I could get!  The addiction had begun.

What does being an Obermeyer ambassador mean to you: Obermeyer is a family.  They have already gone out of there way to show me similar care and support that a family would.  I have the opportunity to support a brand that I believe in, and vice versa; that is something special.  I have always wanted to be a part of a brand that is willing to listen, share ideas, build relationships, and stick to the positive thinking and morals of their original roots.  This is that brand. 

What is your go to Obermeyer Gear: The Chandler Shell line, for sure!  Comfortable, weather proof, stylish, just what you need for any given day. 

What is something that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face: If I'm on the chairlift with someone, and they offer me a delectable snack, I will definitely be smiling.

Ethan Swaberg
Ethan Swaberg

Athlete
Nickname: Swaz -Bozeman Montana
Hometown: Dillon, Colorado
Instagram: @swadburglar
https://vimeo.com/296558467
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzKYKGb4C6c
https://vimeo.com/167773744

What makes you smile? Skiing with friends.

Why do you ride Obermeyer? A Colorado family owned company that has a rich history of innovation and a passion for skiing.

Career Highlights: 1st place Aspen Open 2016 & 2017, "Strictly Business" (2018), appearances in Level 1 production’s movies (2016-present), appearance in Good Company’s “Guest List” (2017)

Anna Tedesco
Anna Tedesco

Athlete
Nickname: Anna Tabasco
Home Mountain: Labrador Mountain, now Alta Ski Area

How did you start riding: As I toddler I cried in daycare while my parents went skiing... they finally gave in and put me on skis :)

What is something that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face: Simple: going skiing with my friends :)

What does being an Obermeyer ambassador mean to you: Being an ambassador is a beautiful reminder of WHY we ski amongst all of the industry noise... to bring people together, create life long memories and fulfill your soul!

What is your go to Obermeyer Gear: No 4 Shell over Ion Stretch Puffy Jacket & Felicity bibs! 

Tae Westcott
Tae Westcott

Athlete
Nickname: Tae 
Hometown: Aspen, Colorado
Instagram@taewescott

What makes you smile? Skiing, Pancakes, going on random adventures, practical jokes, surfing

Why you rock Obermeyer? Super stylish, comfy clothes

Why do you wear Obermeyer? Klaus is a BOSS!

Bob Legassa
Bob Legassa

Ambassador
Nickname: LeSausage - Bobarazzi  Hayden, Idaho:
Hometown: Hayden Lake, Idaho
Instagram@@freeridemedia
https://vimeo.com/381515106 

What makes you smile?  Big powder days, Big Dogs and being surrounded by like-minded people

What gear do you wear? The Raze Insulated Jacket, the Chandler Shell, the Force suspender Pant

What does being an Obermeyer ambassador mean to you: I'm extremely proud to be involved qwith and representing the Obermeyer barnd for over 20 years dating back to 1998. 

Career highlights: Main Stunt double for O’Callahan in the Movie “Hot Dog”,  US Freestyle Ski Team, The Volvo Ski Show Aerial Team, Performed Backflips with skis off a 45’ Tall Moving float in the 100th Rose Bowl Parade, Performed ski jumps at NFL Halftime shows, Emmy Award Winner for a Skiing TV Show, Attacked by a Grizzly Bear and survived.

Pete Arneson
Pete Arneson

Athlete
Nickname: Varsity Pete 
Home Mountain: Mt. Spokane

How did you start riding: A good friend by the name of Jason Guthrie peer pressured me into leaving my snowboard at home and trying skiing, and the rest is history!

What does being an Obermeyer ambassador mean to you: Being involved in a family and a tradition that is a part of the heart of skiing. As well as being in the mountains, and looking great while you’re out there!

What is your go to Obermeyer Gear: The Down Snowshirt, on and off the hill.

What is something that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face: A sunny ski day, or my dog Edgar :)

Nick Hall
Nick Hall

Ambassador
Nickname: Aka: Turbo, Bungy
Hometown: Cumberland, Maine Sugarloaf, USA 

What makes you smile? Face shots will always bring a smile to my face. 

How did you start riding: Started riding when I was 4, my parents brought me to this little mom and pop ski hill in Maine and I’ve been obsessed ever since. 

What does being an Obermeyer ambassador mean to you: To me, being an Obermeyer ambassador means representing a company that is the heart of ski outerwear and has been for so long. The iconic name and styles have been so predominant throughout the years and continue to change the game. I also love that Obermeyer is starting to break into the freestyle/ freeride game and I am honored to be a part of it. 

What is your go to Obermeyer Gear:  The go to gear for me is; The Iron oxide Chandler shell paired with the camo Perseus bib pants.

Uncle E
Uncle E

Ambassador
Nickname: Uncle E - Squaw Valley
Hometown: Lake Forest, CA

What makes you smile? Shredding the slopes, spreading the enthusiasm of Klaus Obermeyer’s brilliance and continue educating and entertaining the greater general market audience about the snow sports world.

What gear do you wear?  The Density jacket in the Alpine Collection fills the bill with a relaxed fit, sweet features and an off-duty color in a camo print that rocks.

Career highlights: Professional Emcee/ Events Director About: Creator of the Sport of SkierCross, Host of Winter XGames for Skiing events for 13 years. Host/MC of Ski Events at 2002, 2010 Olympics Host of Powder Awards for 8 years, Former Aerialist for Coors Light Tour 25 years in the Snow Sports industry

Kiffor Berg
Kiffor Berg

Ambassador
Nickname: Kiff
Hometown: Aspen, Colorado

What makes you smile?  I have had a passion for skiing since the minute my parents drug me up and down the rope tow. I was hooked and I knew that skiing would play a major role in my life for the rest of my days. Nowadays I am teaching math and spanish to Aspen area kids and coaching gymnastics & skiing to our next generations.

What gear do you wear?  The Foundation is my go-to jacket with classic alpine styling and all the features that make for a versatile all-weather coat that can deliver the goods no matter what the day throws down.

Career highlights: 3-Time Colorado Big Mountain winner, Aspen Big Air winner