Outdoor Sports Valley, the association that federates outdoor sports companies and organizations operating in France, has selected the three companies that will receive its support and that of local authorities this year. The group's selection committee reviewed seven applicants for this year's three slots. They chose Alps Bivouac, an organizer of seminars, incentives and outdoor activities; Good People Run, a social network dedicated to runners; and Lago, the designer and manufacturer of splitboards (snowboards that can be separated into two pieces). These companies will receive guidance from four heads of OSV member companies on strategy, development and expanding their networks. They will also receive €1,000 in grants, reimbursement of their fees and a year's free membership to the OSV. All seven finalists – which also included Addict2Sport, supplier of GPS equipment and outdoor internet sports equipment; Deneriaz, maker of underwear and accessories for winter sports; Feel Spirit Event, a communications agency specializing in extreme sports events; and Pülü, a brand of high-range outdoor clothing made from natural fibers – will be invited to attend the European Outdoor Forum in Annecy on Oct. 16-17.