Press Release


Parsippany, NJ Oct 10, 2007 - Avis Rent A Car System, LLC announced today that it has been named the official rental car company of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding. The alliance will benefit the national teams, the more than 30,000 member athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers as well as the 100,000-plus parents, supporters and devotees of the sport.

As the official rental car company through 2008, Avis will provide discounts and free-day offers for USSA members and fans traveling to competitions throughout the United States and abroad. The program also features signage and giveaways at events in Colorado, including the Alpine World Cups, the men's Charles Schwab Birds of Prey Race Week and the women's Aspen Winternational, as well as the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix.

"Avis is world-renowned for its 'We Try Harder' slogan," said Becky Alseth, senior vice president of marketing for Avis Budget Group, Inc., parent of Avis. "We're proud to support an organization whose members also work hard to achieve their goals and set standards for excellence."

"This alliance with Avis will assist us tremendously as we head to the Winter Games in Vancouver," said Ted Morris, vice president of sales and marketing for USSA. "Avis will be a great resource in helping USSA athletes, parents, fans and officials get to the mountains. We are excited to be working together."

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About USSA

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding. The USSA manages year-round nationwide development and elite programs, including the national teams, in six distinctly different Olympic sports: alpine, cross country, freestyle, nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboarding, as well as two Paralympic sportsá- disabled alpine and disabled cross country. The USSA is based in Park City, UT. Follow the Teams at and

About Avis

Avis Rent A Car System, LLC and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's leading car rental brands, providing business and leisure customers with a wide range of services at more than 2,100 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Latin American / Caribbean region. Avis is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty, ranking as the number one car rental company in the 2007 Brand Keys« Customer Loyalty Index. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR). For more information, visit