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.
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.