VÖLKL. Made in Germany.
Völkl Ski, founded in 1923 and based in Straubing, is one of the biggest ski brands in the world and the largest and one of the last remaining ski manufacturers in Germany. Its high tech portfolio includes skis for every skier, be it racing, alpine, touring or free riding. Völkl manufactures skis, but has extended its line to snowboards and outerwear.
High-tech innovation meets traditional craftsmanship to create the most precise, highest quality, and technologically advanced skis in the world. The team of engineers, experienced craftsmen, tinkerers, and testers-as well as numerous top athletes and uncounted victories-have made Völkl one of the biggest ski brands in the world.
Progressive technologies, outstanding products and high quality "Made In Germany" are unique values of Völkl that no other brand can provide.
At Völkl, high-tech innovation meets traditional craftsmanship to create the most precise, highest quality, and technologically advanced skis in the world. At Völkl, they focus on constant improvement of the ski and the creation of the perfect setup to revolutionize skiing.
Völkl is to Straubing what snow is to winter. The family has been based in this town in Lower Bavaria since 1875. Georg Völkl started out as a master cartwright building horse drawn wagons. His son Franz diversifies to produce boats, sleds and - beginning officially in 1923 - skis which were initially called "Vöstras".
Franz Völkl Jr. takes the helm from his father in 1952. The third-generation boss radically modernises the whole operation. 40 years later, at age 65, he sold Völkl to the Swiss group Gregor Furrer & Partner Holding AG.
Völkl in 1970 makes its first foray into international alpine ski-racing, which soon becomes a vital force for innovation. This is the beginning of a matchless success story replete with World Cup victories, World Championship titles and Olympic medals.
The most illustrious Völkl athletes include for example Hanni Wenzel, Maria Walliser, Anita Wachter, Frank Wörndl and many other athletes.