Meet Kikkan Randall: World Champion Cross-Country Skier and L.L.Bean’s Newest Testing and Design Partner

Kikkan Randall has a lot of titles on her resumé: Fastest Woman in Alaska on Skis (at 74.14 mph); USSA Cross-Country Skier of the Year (2008, 2009, 2010); Most Successful US Cross-Country Skier in History; and First World Cup Victory for an American Woman in Cross Country. We’re happy to announce that she has one more title to add: L.L.Bean Testing and Design Partner.

World-Champion Cross-Country Skier Kikkan Randall

We are thrilled to announce that Alaskan cross-country skier Kikkan Randall is our newest testing and design partner. Kikkan will work with our product development teams, providing valuable feedback and advice that will help us build world-class products. As the 2013 World Champion, 10-time World Cup victor and whopping 17-time US National Champion, she’ll be able to give us a perspective that nobody else can.

A self-described “outdoor junkie” and “get-activist,” Kikkan is a proponent for a healthy lifestyle. “Alaska is similar to Maine,” says Randall, “the outdoor opportunities that are available to us are endless.”

When she’s not competing, she enjoys biking, running, hiking, backcountry skiing and other outdoor activities (she even rides a unicycle).

Our Chief Marketing Officer Steve Fuller adds: “Kikkan and L.L.Bean share many of the same values – a love and reverence of the outdoors as well as a passion to inspire others to enjoy the outdoors.”

Kikkan Randall

Part of our partnership will include support of Fast and Female, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering girls aged 9-19 through participation in sports and outdoor activities. Kikkan serves as president of Fast and Female USA.

Kikkan Randall

Kikkan, welcome to L.L.Bean!


  1. Bob & Nancy Gregg | January 15, 2014 | 12:33 pm

    Way to go L.L. Bean!
    You could not have made a better choice.
    Kikkan represents the best of cross country skiing.
    She is a champion in every respect from her competitive accomplishments to the encouragement she gives others.
    Her work with Fast & Female has done wonders to empower young women to reach their goals.
    She has been World Cup Overall Sprint Champion the past two years, and our “Skier of the Year” for six consecutive years.
    Bob & Nancy Gregg
    Publisher & Editor
    The Ski Journal
    The Journal of the US Ski & Snowboard Association, US Ski Team,
    and the American Cross Country Skiers Association.

    • Laurie | L.L.Bean | January 15, 2014 | 1:57 pm

      Hi Bob & Nancy, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are excited to partner with Kikkan! ^LB

  2. Fred | March 26, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    Congrats Kikkan! You have such an upbeat attitude all the time. You will medal in the next winter games. Trust me….. Much respect from Palmer.


  3. Diana V. | April 24, 2014 | 6:46 pm

    I would love to see some seriously good (and attractive!) XC skiing apparel on your pages. Great move to add such an outstanding athlete to your design team. Bravo!

    • Laurie | L.L.Bean | April 25, 2014 | 3:12 pm

      Thanks Diana :) ^LB

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