Fischer is the second largest ski manufacturer in the world and builds each pair of its top-of-the-line skis in Fischer's family-owned factory in Reid im Innkreis, Austria. Fischer was established by Josef Fischer in 1924, and is currently lead by his son, Josef “Pepi” Fischer.
Originally a wagon maker, Fischer senior used his expertise in wood manufacturing to make toboggans and skis. From 1924 to 1959, when Fischer senior died and his children took over, the company produced 500,00 pairs of skis. The signature Fischer triangle that remains one of the best-known trademarks in the industry was designed in 1958, and helped spearhead the company’s marketing efforts going forward.
Inspired by the work of Howard Head in the U.S., Fischer created their own metal ski, the "Alu Steel," in 1961. After Egon Zimmerman won gold on those skis in the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, Fischer skis took off world-wide. Production surged and technological innovations rapidly increased and continue to excite the skiing world today.
Other innovations that Fischer is known for are its signature Hole Skis, its Somatec technology in Fischer alpine ski boots, and the world’s first ski suspension system. One of their most significant progressions occurred when Fischer took on the world of Nordic sports. In 1970, Fischer began producing cross-country skis and cornered the Scandinavian market.
Fischer has grown to become one of the leading names in skiing, producing top-quality skis and boots for everyone from beginners to professional athletes. From alpine racing skis to freeride and touring skis, Fischer's got it covered.
Fischer athletes dominated the podiums in cross country skiing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, earning over 100 medals that year. Fischer's athlete team includes top free-riders Trace Cooke, Lynsey Dyer, and KC Deane.
Fischer’s technical prowess does not end with their Nordic gear. On every ski, boot, and pole, over 90 years of refined technique and industry-leading quality is evident. Along with their signature triangle, of course.
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