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our ambassadors • riders photographers • and friends

FWQ, Slovakia

Whistler, BC, Canada

Norefjell, Norway

Tirol, Austria

Whistler, BC, Canada

Whistler, BC, Canada

Revelstoke, Canada

Jasná, Slovakia

Czech Republic

Jasná, Slovakia

ryan oakden knut skinnes monika tatarková michal plichta tomáš holienčík jiří zelinka dominic melançon marián tréger petra poganyová patrik školník kévin martinol viktor novák marian ligda shane carmichael DaVID sedlák petra jurečková

Norefjell, Norway

Chartreuse Chain, France

Wildkogel Arena, Austria

Jasná, Slovakia

Whistler, BC, Canada

Czech Republic

Jasná, Slovakia

ferdinand hudek martin labuda PieRRe maRchionni lucas zielinski

Invermere, BC, Canada

Les 7 laux, France

Les Arcs, France

roman dubský

Jasná, Slovakia

Thanks to the work of several amazing photographers, we have the best pictures. Here are some of them.

You can find daily or weekly updates of photos on our Instagram page and Facebook page as well.

Skis production was also captured by talented young photographer

our team & story
viktor devečka

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.”

broňa brtáňová

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.

jakub devečka

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.

Technical support and manufacture Lukáš Schröder, Filip Cejp and others from Board Technology.

 

Ondrej Jób a letterist, designed the font for Forest Skis logotype. Local support by Marian Ligda, Roman Dubský, Michal Plichta and Braňo Molnár and more.

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.

ecorespons-ability

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

Entropy Resins.

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.

PARTNERS

LTB Snowboards

Nám. Chuchelských bojovníků 3/19

159 00 Praha 5, Czechia

www.ltbsnowboards.cz

Contour Skins

Voldererbrücke 9, 6068 Mils, Tirol

Austria

www.contourskins.at

ITOCA

Fritschi Bindings distribution

www.itoca.sk

Montura Adventures

Northern Challange Competition

www.monturaadventures.com

Grizzly bindings

Lightest vertical bindings in the world

www.grizzly.ski

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