Chartreuse Chain, France
Wildkogel Arena, Austria
Whistler, BC, Canada
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Invermere, BC, Canada
Les Arcs, France
Dipl.-Ing. / Chief designer
The man behind the original idea and development. "I created this project with joy and the desire to make something special and unique. It is incredibly rewarding to see that it's a product allowing people to explore new frontiers, horizons and experiences.”
Master of Arts (M.A.) / Art Director
Responsible for overall look of the company in design, photography and film.
Academy of Fine Arts-educated graphic designer, but works mostly in the film industry as a cinema feature film colorist.
Also avid skier and angel investor.
Dipl.-Ing. / Engineering
Studied at the Technical University of Munich with a major specialization in carbon composites and ergonomics. 2013-2015 was the chief designer and technical leader in the TUfast Eco Team at TUM. He is a passionate freeskier and he spends most of the season in the Alps.
We are two brothers from Slovakia,
we both recently graduated from engineering studies.
Viktor at VUT Brno, Czech Republic and Jakub at TUM Munich, Germany.
We are both avid Freeskiers, we ride the steepest slopes in offpiste terrain
with the style that is often incompatible with common sense. We do ski a lot and we destroyed many skis before we started our own brand.
We had the know-how and the ideas for improvements so we have decided to make skis that would lead us further.
Jakub was devoted to the study of Composite materials such as carbon, glass and kevlar fibers, resins, processing, strength calculations and Ergonomics in the automotive industry. He was a technical leader of the University team that worked on the development of ecological car eLi15, which has won Shell Eco – Marathon in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the most prestigious competition in the sector. With this background, the high-tech materials we use can compete with world leaders.
Viktor studied Energetics and Technical of environment. He is engaged mainly in the development in Forest Skis' progressive shapes, wood cores, processing, adjustment of production and quality control. He is also responsible for the overall organization and team management.
Skis are defined by the use of materials over certain period of time and as a product can't be 100 percent ecological.
However, we are doing our best to lessen the environmental impact.
We eliminated non-natural materials
such as plastic topsheets and aluminum sheets from our production.
We use wood from European renewable forests and organic glue from
Since the very beginning of our establishment, we use virtual product development process. Viktor designs skis so precisely that for the development of a new model, we are down to no more than 2 ski prototypes until the final product is released to the market. Jakub wrote the software for calculations the strength and elasticity of materials that achieve exact results and the software is now used also by the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
Ski production is just on-demand, thereby we eliminate the use of excess material.
Our concept of ski lengths adjustments using various types of tails allows us to use the minimum number of steel cassettes for the production of skis. Product life is increased by the use of high-quality materials and high-quality manufacture which means only A controlled product quality while avoiding the production of B or C products. This is confirmed by an extended 3-year warranty.
We cut the shipping down as well – we sell mainly directly through our website
or our ambassadors.
All our Slovak , Czech, Austrian and German customers can receive the skis personally. We also have a direct relationship with our customers – we advise them on how to choose the skis or the bindings or we provide general service of the skis after season.
We have a minimum of printed marketing materials. Most of the information can be found on-line, we use our website
or social media as the main source for technical or image details. We try to reduce the use of ecologically burdening
printed paper to the minimum necessary.
And finally, the original idea of the name Forest skis comes from our long-lasting effort to support reforestation in the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia especially in areas that have been heavily damaged by natural disasters in recent years.
We are active in planting trees ourselves and when there is an opportunity we gladly spent time with tree planting in our National parks. From each directly sold pair of skis, 10 Eur goes to the forest nursery, so there could be new trees planted.
Nám. Chuchelských bojovníků 3/19
159 00 Praha 5, Czechia
Voldererbrücke 9, 6068 Mils, Tirol
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