Oakley and Mammoth Mountain Announce Four-Season Partnership

Oakley will be the official eyewear and goggle brand of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area


Mammoth Lakes, Calif., Nov. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Oakley and Mammoth Mountain announced an exclusive four-season long partnership, making Oakley the official eyewear and goggle brand of one of North America's greatest outdoor playgrounds, Mammoth Mountain.

Bringing together two iconic brands rooted in action sports, the partnership will come to life through content creation, event experiences, on-site activations, branding and programming. On the heels of opening weekend for the 2015/2016-winter season, the partnership will begin immediately and be sustained throughout the year to touch on every aspect of the Mammoth experience from skiing and snowboarding to cycling and golf.

"There is no better place to showcase an active lifestyle brand than at Mammoth Mountain - one of the most iconic and most frequented ski resorts in the United Sates," said Cuan Petersen, Oakley's Global Director of Sports Marketing. "As a training destination for the world's best endurance athletes in the summer and the cradle of progression in winter sports, this partnership is a natural fit for us and we are looking forward to continuing the partnership into 2017."

The brand collaboration will provide immersive and exciting experiences for consumers, athletes and Mammoth employees, including developing co-branded content of Oakley and Mammoth athletes that will be shared across platforms, hosting Oakley progression sessions focused on increasing participation of women in action sports, outfitting Mammoth employees in custom Oakley apparel and more. Additional details about the partnership will be rolled out throughout the year.

"Oakley is an iconic brand built on action sports and innovation and perfectly complements Mammoth's ethos," said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer at Mammoth Resorts. "As we begin to execute our partnership together, we are going to turn some heads--delivering compelling content and truly unique experiences."

Oakley performance goggles and eyewear will be available at all Mammoth Mountain shops, delivering best in class products on the hill. The available Oakley eyewear will be equipped with Prizm lens technology specific for certain environments, including snow, golf, trail and road. Prizm lens technology fine-tunes vision by emphasizing colors to improve performance and safety.

About Oakley, Inc.

Established in 1975 and headquartered in Southern California, Oakley is one of the leading product design and sport performance brands in the world. The holder of more than 750 patents, Oakley is a culture of creators, inventors, idealists and scientists obsessed with using design and innovation to create products and experiences that inspire greatness. This philosophy has made Oakley one of the most iconic and inimitable brands on the market, with products that world-class athletes around the globe depend on to compete at the highest level possible. Oakley is known for its High Definition Optics®, which feature unparalleled optical clarity and precision along with impact resistance and UV protection, incorporated into all of the brand's sun, prescription eyewear and premium goggles. Oakley extended its position as the world's leading sports eyewear brand into apparel and accessories. Oakley has men's and women's product lines that appeal to Sports Performance, Active and Lifestyle consumers. Oakley is a subsidiary of Luxottica Group. Additional information is available at www.oakley.com.

About Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, a Mammoth Resorts property, is the leading four-season mountain resort in California. With 1.3-1.5 million annual skier visits, Mammoth Mountain is the third most frequented ski resort in the United States. With longstanding commitment to athletic excellence and innovative alpine, freestyle and nordic terrain, Mammoth is proud to be an official USSA training facility. The company owns and operates a variety of resort businesses including recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail. Specific businesses owned and operated by Mammoth Mountain include Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, June Mountain, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and the Mammoth Mountain Inn. Mammoth Mountain also operates Juniper Springs Resort, the Village Lodge and Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes, California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.   


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