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    Ski manufacturers

    Where are the skis produced? I wan't country and links to the manufacturers.

    Edit: I mean the actual factories, not the brands.

    China ski manufacturers?
    Euro ski manufacturers?

    There's a lot of people here with industry knowledge

    Thanks
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    OK thanks

    Originally Posted by waxman in Epicski forums

    Dynastar-Made in Chamonix (one model of junior made in the spanish rossi factory)
    Rossi-synthetic core skis/race stock skis-France
    -wood core/low end/package skis-Spain
    -race XC/ all snowboard-spain
    -low end(very)XC-czech or bulgaria or romania
    Atomic-Austria
    Volkl-Germany(except the ones built by Elan in Slovenia)
    Head-Austria
    Nordica-WC Race skis in a race room in Italy, so they claim.
    -production skis in the Elan factory in Slovenia
    Elan-Slovenia
    Salomon-France(except those built by Fischer in Austria, now with Atomic ownership who knows)
    K2-China (R and D done in the states, supposedly?)
    Fischer-Austria
    -low end(very)XC-czech or bulgaria or romania
    Line-in the Karhu factory in Quebec
    Armada-originally US but now Elan?
    Stockli-Switzerland

    But I want links to the factories, a search for elan+slovenia doesn't really get me tho the factory site.
    Or contact info

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    AFAIK there are no "factory" websites, just the corporate ones. Some do list their address, though most are for the corporate offices. Only one I know of with corp. offices that are actually located at the factory is Kneissl in Kufstein, AUT.
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    Aren't Volkl & Line now made in China?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cj001f View Post
    Aren't Volkl & Line now made in China?
    Yes and so are Karhu's, though some Völkls are still made in GER.

    Armada/Goodha/Pale are all made by Pale in AT
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    Dynastar are made in Sallanches, not Chamonix. (The difference is Reno vs Tahoe)

    Salomon are made in the 4 corners of the world, have seen them from France, Austria, China, Ukraine, Czech Republic.

    Volkl used to have quite a few skis made in Romania, now mainly China

    Goode USA

    Drake Powderworks China

    Line China

    Scotty Bob China
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    Salomon Sandstorm are made in Romania (Now a member of the EU)
    Scott are made in austria. (By Fisher)
    "Typically euro, french in particular, in my opinion. It's the same skiing or climbing there. They are completely unfazed by their own assholeness. Like it's normal." - srsosbso

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    Armada skis - Atomic snowboard plant ( along with the PIMP - THUG - Urban Punx and Punx. Same factory different construction all wood.

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    Volkl: 32 models in Germany. 4 models in China. Elan has never made an adult Volkl model, and they haven't made a junior model in several years.

    We don't have a "factory" website, but the international volkl site is www.voelkl.com

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    Armada was once made at all the above mentioned locations. This year they are made by head.

    Also, I have to add:

    Moment Skis - Reno, NV

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    Kingswood.....hand-made by some tall dude outside of Christchurch, NZ.

    Igneous...a tiny ski area named Jackson Hole, WY, USA

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    Uhmm....aren't those Bro models made somewhere in the US? honestly I'm supprised there wasn't more sarcasm in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squaretail View Post
    Volkl: 32 models in Germany. 4 models in China. Elan has never made an adult Volkl model, and they haven't made a junior model in several years.

    We don't have a "factory" website, but the international volkl site is www.voelkl.com
    Wow - that is good news. I thought with the K2 merger, they were all going to be made in China. So which 4 are not made in Germany?

    And 4frnt - Tunisia (last year), and 4frnt claims Elans are made in the same factory

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    So wait, Armada are made in Austria by Pale, Head and Atomic as well as in Slovenia? Weird.

    I like the Elan slovenia factory, they make some bomber skis.

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    If you go to the Stockli website, maybe the Swiss one (stoekli.ch) you can see the production line and an exterior of the factory.
    I think the Gotamas are made in China- the red bases looked and felt and came out of the stone grinder looking like the K2 Public Enemies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooltsi View Post
    Uhmm....aren't those Bro models made somewhere in the US? honestly I'm supprised there wasn't more sarcasm in this thread.
    Currently made in a small facility on the Truckee river in Reno by me...at least wile Splat is away.

    Here is Splat heading off to pack for Argentina, taking a different route every day to avoid others finding the facility's location

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    what the hell? ^^^

    Bluehouse - China.
    Liberty - China.
    Prior - Canada (I think??)
    Capitol - Whistler

    Here is a link to a US based OEM 'manufacturer' by the way -
    www.revolutionmfg.com

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    last year,some 4frnt's were made in the elan factory others made in the g3 factory in africa I believe.. not sure about this year

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    Priors - Whistler as well.


    This is a good site. Mainly smaller companies.

    http://www.exoticskis.com/ExoticSkis/list.aspx

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    you find almost everything at exotic skis... a few more details:

    birdos: hand made in andermatt, uri, switzerland (something like PMGear, reno, nevada, US)
    blackdiamond are now made in china
    trab: near bormio, italy
    blossom: near bormio, italy, and they make black crows too
    blizzard: used to be made in austria, now they entered nordica galaxy and who really knows...
    movement: once made in switzerland, then for a while in tunisia (same place of 4frnt), now who knows...
    spoilt: hand made in alassio, italian riviera. They now have a superfat named ciccio who looks a lot like a lotus...
    wally: hand made carbon skis, made in germany... in the same place where ferrari skis are most likely made

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    Quote Originally Posted by verbier61 View Post
    you find almost everything at exotic skis... a few more details:

    birdos: hand made in andermatt, uri, switzerland (something like PMGear, reno, nevada, US)
    blackdiamond are now made in china
    trab: near bormio, italy
    blossom: near bormio, italy, and they make black crows too
    blizzard: used to be made in austria, now they entered nordica galaxy and who really knows...
    movement: once made in switzerland, then for a while in tunisia (same place of 4frnt), now who knows...
    spoilt: hand made in alassio, italian riviera. They now have a superfat named ciccio who looks a lot like a lotus...
    wally: hand made carbon skis, made in germany... in the same place where ferrari skis are most likely made
    Ferrari is getting on a joint venture with dynastar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomensteven View Post
    last year,some 4frnt's were made in the elan factory others made in the g3 factory in africa I believe.. not sure about this year
    The factory in Africa (Tunisia) is owned by Movement. 4FRNT and G3 use Movement's factory to do some of their line.
    Bomber...

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    Are AK skis made in Switzerland, or are they just "designed" there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by givebackbloom View Post
    Are AK skis made in Switzerland, or are they just "designed" there?
    Made and designed.

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