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Olympic medallist Nico Porteous signs for Mons Royale

Olympic medallist Nico Porteous signs for Mons Royale

Mons Royale are very proud to announce that halfpipe skier Nico Porteous, the 2018 Winter Olympic Bronze medallist has signed for New Zealand’s most technical merino base layer company, Mons Royale.

New Zealand’s youngest ever Olympic medallist grew up in the mountains and has an insatiable appetite for progression, these are values at the heart of Mons Royale’s success and it makes Nico a perfect fit for Mons Royale. Founder Hamish Acland is passionate about supporting New Zealand best athletes and seeing them reach their potential.

“As a professional skier from New Zealand in the late 90’s and early 2000’s I often felt isolated competing overseas. It is something that has stuck with me and now having the opportunity to support Kiwi athletes as they compete on the biggest stage is something that makes me immensely proud.”

Mons Royale have 550 retailers and headquarters in Innsbruck, Austria and Whistler, Canada as well as Wanaka, which enables them to support Nico as he competes across Europe and North America. The skiing wunderkind has no plans to rest after his Olympic success, he wants to build on his achievement in Korea and the move to Mons offers him more than just financial and logistical support.

“To be wearing a kiwi brand when I drop in, to know I have a New Zealand company who share the same values supporting me is pretty cool. I can walk into their office in my home town at any point and talk about my ideas for products and projects and tap into all of their contacts around the world. It’s a really unique relationship.”

Nico Porteous will kick of the competitive season at the Junior World Championships in Cardrona, part of the New Zealand Winter Games held from the 24th of August to the 9th of September and Mons Royale will be out in force to support Nico and the rest of New Zealand’s Snow Sport Team as they go up against the world’s best on home snow.

Mons Royale are a Wanaka based company who make technical merino wool baselayers and accessories designed for mountain life. They are proud of their roots and use New Zealand Merino to make ethical and sustainable garments. They are passionate supporters of New Zealand Snow Sports and are committed to helping New Zealand talent fulfil their potential.

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