PORTLAND, Ore., October 22, 2002 – Chorus, manufacturer of progressive, innovative snowboards specifically for women and the first snowboard company founded by professional, world-class female snowboarders, has announced it’s first-ever amateur team with three hard-charging, up-and-coming riders including Erin Comstock, Mercedes Nicoll and Sara Osterberg.

“We are incredibly stoked to launch the Chorus am team, especially with such amazing riders,” said Roberta Rodger, co-owner, pro rider and am team manager for Chorus. “These girls will represent Chorus well, and help us continue to build on the outpouring of support for Chorus Snowboards that we experienced in our first season.”

Comstock is a 24-year-old college student from Salt Lake City, who took third in the slopestyle competition at the last Boarding for Breast Cancer Snowboard + Music Festival in April 2002. She coached at Mt. Hood recently, helping up-and-coming kids elevate their level of riding. Comstock was just signed as a sponsored rider by Vans and also rides for Roxy.18-year-old Whistler native, Nicoll, is a member of the Canadian National team. While traveling to events with the Chorus team last season, her riding gained the respect of pros and photographers alike. She coached at the Chorus camp at High Cascade and also rides for United, Dragon, 32, Drake, Clive and the Circle.Osterberg, a 23-year-old park and freerider, calls Sugarbowl and Boreal her home mountains and is one to watch in any freestyle competition. She plans to step up her traveling and filming this season and has been invited to compete in upcoming competitions, including the Winter X Games and Vans Triple Crown of Snowboarding. She also rides for Billabong, Drop, Flux, and Boreal.

The Chorus pro-team riders, who are also company founders and co-owners, are Rodger, Leslee Olson, Cara-Beth Burnside and Tomo Yamakoshi.

Chorus is the first-ever snowboard company founded by professional, world-class female snowboarders. In October 2000, Chorus began manufacturing progressive, innovative product for women only. Chorus snowboards are built with women in mind, offering customized flex and shape with a strong focus on freestyle performance. Although each rider works with artists to design a graphic to suit her personality, Chorus boards are not signature models. The team works closely together to test, ride and collaborate on design of the entire line. Chorus offers cap construction snowboards in five lengths from 142cm-157cm with a suggested retail price of $385 and sidewall boards in lengths of 145cm, 150cm and 155cm with a retail price of $435. The company also offers a girls’ collection, featuring boards in lengths of 118cm and 128cm, retailing at $199. Chorus snowboards and apparel are sold at select specialty snowboarding stores worldwide. For more information visit www.chorussnowboards.com.