Elan Snowboards is proud to announce the signing of four new riders to the International and European team. The timing couldn’t be more perfect as the winter’s first snowfalls begin to cover the mountain peaks.

The arrival of Austrian ripper Lisa Filzmoser, 24 years old, and Norwegian style master Thomas Harstad is certain to strengthen an already killer international team. Lisa is highly regarded in the industry for her solid all mountain skills which were on show for all to see in last season’s ChunkyKnit Production, Transfer. Thomas is one of Norway’s emerging talents but already has some serious riding experience under his belt. Just check out the latest Storbis video release for proof—this guy has got it going on!

The European team is also in the process of expanding. Based out of Innsbruck, German national Conny Bleicher is part of the latest surge of female riders to shake up the world of women’s snowboarding. And Bruno Rivoire from Grenoble will further bolster the European Team, bringing his French joie de vivre and sick riding along for the ride.

“The signing of these new riders to our team represents the next step in our brand strategy. We would like to take this opportunity to wish Lisa, Conny, Thomas and Bruno a very warm welcome to the Elan family, and we look forward to a great season ahead. says Primoz Plestenjak, Division Manager Elan Snowboards.

The Elan Snowboards Team for 05/06 is as follows:

INTERNATIONAL TEAM

Lisa Filzmoser (AUT)
Stine Brun Kjeldaas (NOR)
Aleksi Vanninen (FIN)
Anssi Manninen (FIN)
Thomas Harstad (NOR)
Nate Sheehan (USA)
Martin Gallant (CAN)
Neil Connolly (CAN)

EUROPEAN TEAM

Conny Bleicher (GER)
Steffi Hamann (GER)
Vroni Brandt (GER)
Matti Rautanen (FIN)
Matevz Pristavec (SLO)
Domen Bizjak (SLO)
Max Weickl (AUT)
Friedl May (GER)
Bruno Rivoire (FRA)

NORTH AMERICAN TEAM

Dominique Vallée (CAN)
Josh Mathiau (USA)

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