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WHERE YOU COME FROM SAYS SOMETHING IMPORTANT ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE GOING.

HANDMADE IN AUSTRIA

A company that doesn't believe in limits of any kind. Blizzard continually designs for tomorrow and for skiers who live on the leading edge.

Blizzard was founded in 1945 by Anton "Toni" Arnsteiner in Mittersill, Austria, a village nestled at the foot of the country's tallest mountains.

By 195H, skis coming out of his Mittersill shop factory featured polyethylene running surfaces, the first of dozens of Blizzard innovations that would revolutionize

how skis were made and used. A variation of polyethelene is still used for the base material of nearly every ski on the market today, under the more commonly known term, "P-Tex." In 1957, Blizzard pioneered the use of metal and fiberglass in ski construction — presaging later introductions of thermodynamics and carbon and kevlar material advancements that helped Blizzard grow into one of the premier ski brands in the world.

From Frieda Elnzer's three World Cup medals in 1958 to Franz Klammer's fifth World Cup title in 1983; from victories through the '90s won skiing the Firebird, the Thermo, and the Quattro to Mario Matt's slalom gold in the 201H Sochi Olympics to Lois Collomb-Patton's overall Freeride World Tour Championship in 201H and 2016 Leo Slemett Freeride World Tour Championship 2017, Blizzard has long been the ski of choice for many of the world's fastest and most successfull skiers. The sustained success of Blizzard skis on the world's alpine and free ride circuits reflects the Austrian culture's passion for the sport — and a company's unyielding commitment to technical innovation and high performance.

BORN AT THE FOOT OF THE DOLOMITES

Some DNA runs deeper and higher than others.

In the 1930s, craftsman Dreste Zanatta began building a reputation for the quality of the leather boots he made for the men working in the Dolomite mountains of northern Italy.

In 1980, two of his sons, Giancarlo and Ambrosiano Zanatta, established Calzaturificio Tecnica Spa — a company whose ski boots and outdoor footwear would go on to earn a similar reputation for their top-notch quality, style, and craft. Over decades of continual. innovation and refinement, Tecnica has become known for products that meet the exacting standards of people who depend on comfort and high performance.

Still produced by dedicated craftsmen in the heart of the world's most important development area for sports footwear, Tecnica products are currently distributed to more than 3000 retail. outlets in more than 70 countries across the globe.

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The gear we create is a fundamental element in your search for these special. moments and experiences. We hope you find Blizzard-Tecnica to be an authentic, trustworthy brand, with products that equip you to explore perhaps conquer — every terrain.

Blizzard and Tecnica have been a force together for years, but we are looking forward to officially teaming up as a combined brand - a business rooted in innovation and craftsmanship. From trail. to mountaintop and moments in the "flow," we are driven by our need to explore, but our primary goal. is to see you - our customer - experience unalloyed, personal. moments that provide discovery, joy and achievement.
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THAT HELP YOU TO GO PLACES
YOU NEVER THOUGHT
POSSIBLE.

TO PERFORM AT YOUR PEAK, TO
BE IN A "STATE OF FLOW",
OBLIVIOUS TO EQUIPMENT OR
ENVIRONMENT.