The Völkl Experience
The experience of using Völkl is at the core of its riders skiing. Whatever you do, you ski will understand you. Try it, and you will understand.
– Klaus Handsen, VP of Customer Experience
Below is a timeline of what makes Völkl what we are. It’s innovative skiing at its finest, and it’s defined skiing for generations.
1923 – The Dawn of Skiing
Völkl is to Straubing what snow is to winter. The family has been based in this town in Lower Bavaria since 1875. Franz beginning with skis which were initially called “Vöstras”!
1967 – The Zebra-Ski
Production ventures “off-slope”: in 1967 Völkl, known for its solid, conservative image, surprises the world with a new, revolutionary ski design: the legendary zebra pattern. The industry mocks the striped skis, the public is thrilled. Production ventures “off-slope”: in 1967 Völkl, known for its solid, conservative image, surprises the world with a new, revolutionary ski design: the legendary zebra pattern. The industry mocks the striped skis, the public is thrilled.
1994 – The Carver
Völkl was the first ski maker to discover the carving trend, and drove this trend to commercial success. In 1994 Völkl presents its heavily tapered Snow Ranger model at the ISPO. The Carver is the most important skiing development in recent decades.
199X – The Freeski Revolution
With the launch of its V-Ski collection, Völkl again displays a flair for new trends. It isn’t long before its unusual models for free and New School skiers set new standards in the scene – as does the Völkl Freeski Team.
2007 – The Power Switch
In early 2007 Völkl presents another quantum leap in the evolution of the ski: Power Switch Technology, a mechanism that allows you to completely transform your skis’ characteristics, with a simple manual switch enabling the adjustment to current snow conditions or to your fitness level.