The most popular ski brands on Snow-Online

The Ski Buyers' Guide is one of the most popular tools of Snow-Online. Here winter sports enthusiasts can get all the relevant information about the skis of the current season and the last ten years. From A like Atomic to Z like Zag all ski brands are represented. You can just browse through them and compare different skis directly.  We would like to introduce you to the most popular ski brands.

Ski Manufacturers from Austria, Germany and Switzerland

Fischer has been producing skis since the 30s.
Fischer has been producing skis since the 30s. © Fischer Sports

Not only the brand Atomic itself, but also athletes like Marcel Hirscher, Marco Schwarz or Mikaela Shiffrin are on the road to success with Atomic skis. The company was founded in 1955 in Wagrain, Austria. The first ski produced by Atomic was named SL1, which can still be found in the manufacturer's racing series today.

The Austrian brand Fischer is also popular. In 1924 the company was founded in Ried im Innkreis. The former wainwright's business quickly developed into a successful ski manufacturer. Since then Fischer has developed into a global brand and is now a leader in the alpine and cross-country skiing sector, thanks to its innovations. Athletes like Mario Matt, Kathrin Hölzl or Vincent Kriechmayr went on Fischer skis to success.

The Vorarlberg-based manufacturer Kästle has also been active in the production of winter sports articles since 1924. After glorious years with Olympic champions such as Toni Sailer and Pirmin Zurbriggen, the brand disappeared surprisingly from the market in 1998. Since 2007 Kästle is back with new investors and develops new construction technologies from racing for the allmountain sector.

Today Stöckli is the only large ski manufacturer from Switzerland.
Today Stöckli is the only large ski manufacturer from Switzerland. © Stöckli

The brand Blizzard also comes from Austria. The product range of the company in Mittersill is broad. The brand is particularly popular among racers.

The factory of the Lower Bavarian ski brand Völkl in Straubing is one of the most modern ski factories in the world. Skis have been made here since 1923, including the legendary Zebra Ski, which became a hit in 1967. In 1994, Völkl was a pioneer in carving skis: at the ISPO, Völkl introduced the Snow Ranger with its deep sidecuts and revolutionized the ski world.

The Swiss brand Stöckli looks back on more than 80 years of history. What began in the middle of the 1930s as a ski manufacture for the company's own needs is now the only remaining ski factory in Switzerland. With innovations such as the first compound and plastic ski in 1965 and years of experience, Stöckli now offers a wide range that also convinces top athletes such as Viktoria Rebensburg.

US American Ski Brands

The producer K2 is from the USA.
The producer K2 is from the USA. © K2/Mirja Geh

The brand Head was founded in 1950 by Howard Head. The US-American developed the first ski in sandwich construction, which today is used in almost every ski. In the meantime, however, the Group has its headquarters in Amsterdam and Kennelbach, Austria.

The American ski manufacturer K2 is regarded as a pioneer in the field of fibreglass skis, which convince through their lightness. In the course of time K2 has acquired numerous other companies. For example Völkl, Ride and Line Skis belong to the K2 family.

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Ski from France, Italy and Slovenia

Elan is also one of the most popular ski brands.
Elan is also one of the most popular ski brands. © Elan/Klemen Razinger

The company Salomon comes from the South of France and today belongs to the Finnish Amer Sports Group. In the 60s, founder Georges Salomon invented the ski binding with automatic release.

Another French manufacturer is Rossignol. The history of the manufacturer goes back to the year 1907. The Rossignol Group also owns the French ski brand Dynastar, which emerged in 1963 from the merger of the two manufacturers Starflex and Dynamic.

The producer Elan is from Slovenia. With ski legend Ingemar Stenmark, the ski brand became world-famous in the 70s. Again and again Elan attracts attention with new innovations, such as the combined camber and rocker technique in one ski.

Nordica is one of the most popular ski brands on Snow-Online, as well. The Italian company first made a name for itself as a manufacturer of ski boots and in the 1970s advanced to become the world market leader in this field. The best known face of the Nordica athletes is Felix Neureuther.

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last update on Aug 6, 2019


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