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Be the change, be essential

 

A SKI WITH HIGH RECYCLING POTENTIAL,
ECO-DESIGNED AND MADE IN THE ALPS.

Respect Logo

Be the change, be essential

 

A SKI WITH HIGH RECYCLING POTENTIAL, ECO-DESIGNED AND MADE IN THE ALPS.

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THE ESSENTIAL SKI
A SKI WITH PERFECT SKIABILITY

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SIZES SIDECUT RADIUS
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TECHNOLOGIES: PISTE ROCKER - OVERSIZED SIDECUT
CONSTRUCTION: FULL TITANAL LAYER REINFORCEMENT - RECTANGULAR FULL SIDEWALL - BEECH WOOD CORE

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35% WOOD

 

35% ALUMINIUM

 

7% STEEL

35% WOOD

35% ALUMINIUM

7% STEEL

12% PLASTIC

 

5% FINE WOOD

12% PLASTIC

5% FINE WOOD

6% WASTE

6% WASTE

recyclable

77%

combustible

17%

77% RECYCLABLE
10 TIMES GREATER COMPARED TO A TRADITIONAL SKI

Our aim with this launch is to make the ESSENTIAL ski a benchmark for recycling in the ski industry.

 

We have worked very closely with our partner MTB, an expert in recycling and waste management, to create a structure with a recyclability rate 10 times higher than that of a conventional ski.  

 

The ESSENTIAL ski increases recycling potential from around 7% to 77%.

 

77% RECYCLABLE
10 TIMES GREATER THAN COMPARED TO A TRADITIONAL SKI

Our aim with this launch is to make the ESSENTIAL ski a benchmark for recycling in the ski industry.

 

We have worked very closely with our partner MTB, an expert in recycling and waste management, to create a structure with a recyclability rate 10 times higher than that of a conventional ski.  

 

The ESSENTIAL ski increases recycling potential from around 7% to 77%.

 

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Wood

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Aluminium

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Steel

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Plastic

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Fine wood

QUALITY/DURABILITY

 

When developing our skis, we put each model through a series of tests to validate both quality and durability. In addition to the mandatory tests for ski development required by the standard (pull-out and stripping torque of screws on bindings), we also carry out our own tests to ensure the exceptional quality of our skis.

Dynamic deformation at the tip

We measure dynamic deformation at the tip after subjecting the ski to very high flexion in this area.

Waist/heel breakage

We measure the force (in joules) at which the ski breaks. These tests are carried out on the waist and tail.

Pull-off

This test measures the force required to pull a binding off the ski.

Cold impact

The ski is placed in a cold chamber at a temperature of -30°C (where it is left for several hours to ensure all layers are frozen) and subjected to a series of impacts. There must be no signs of breakage.

Cold flexions

The ski is placed in a cold chamber at a temperature of -30°C (where it is left for several hours to ensure all layers are frozen) and subjected to series of flexions over a period of 24 hours to study its structural deformation.

Soaking

The ski is immersed in a tank of water for 24 hours to study its watertightness and the watertightness of its materials.

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ECO-DESIGNED
73% RECYCLED, CERTIFIED AND BIO-SOURCED MATERIALS

Made in France in Sallanches, in the heart of the Alps, according to a very simple philosophy. We use as few materials as possible.

 

The ESSENTIAL ski is designed from 73% recycled, certified and bio-sourced materials and using no solvents or water.

 

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34%

Designed from 34% recycled materials

Bio-sourced materials logo

39%

Designed from 39% bio-sourced materials

32.7% of this is beech wood from eco-responsible forests

ISO 14001 certification logo Our Sallanches site holds ISO 14001 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT certification
Green Electricity logo From January 2023, our Sallanches site will use 100% green electric energy
French flag Our ski is produced entirely in our Sallanches factory (74, Haute-Savoie), in France
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A COLLECTIVE VIRTUOUS MOVEMENT

The starting point of a collective, human and committed adventure that brings mountain lovers together in concerted efforts to tackle shared environmental and social issues with the aim of preserving our playground, the mountains.

 

ESSENTIAL, the result of collaborative work...
Designers, material engineers, production technicians and recycling specialists work tirelessly, hand in hand, to achieve ambitious objectives and resolve design, production and market launch challenges. This work has culminated in the ESSENTIAL ski, a unique eco-designed Rossignol model with a life cycle completely integrated in a circular economy.

 

A ski that unites all our communities in our global and open vision of outdoor activities
Because ESSENTIAL gives us the power to act, we are inviting all mountain lovers to take even greater action at their own level. Because when each person contributes according to their means in a cooperative approach anything is possible!

 

This is also why we are sharing plans for the ski with all stakeholders in the mountain sector.

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MANAGE END OF LIFE
FROM START TO FINISH

When you buy your ESSENTIAL skis, don’t forget to register your purchase to join the movement and obtain your proof of purchase. Join the ESSENTIAL virtuous circle! When the times comes to replace your equipment, we will recover the skis and recycle them depending on their condition: Second Hand, Second Life or recycling with the help of our partner MTB.

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SKI RETURN PROCESS

PURCHASED FROM PARTNER STORE

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The store will give you a proof of return

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Log in to your Rossignol account and upload your proof of return on the website

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You will then receive a reward (only Rossignol can issue a reward for the return of an ESSENTIAL ski)

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The store then sends the ski to Rossignol using the existing goods return process

PURCHASED FROM ROSSIGNOL.COM

(OUTSIDE OF FRANCE)

Click here and use the same returns process as for a traditional product.

PURCHASED ON ROSSIGNOL.COM IN FRANCE

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Log in to your Rossignol account, create a product return request and upload your proof of purchase in your account. 

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Rossignol will send you a return label to send your skis by post or carrier. 

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You will then receive a reward (only Rossignol can issue a reward for the return of an ESSENTIAL ski)

WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE COLLECTED SKIS?

All skis are collected at our logistics* platform in France and then sent to our factory in Sallanches. End-of-life skis are then assessed and evaluated there to decide on the next steps according to the condition of each ski: 

SECOND HAND

The ski is still skiable, it will be entrusted to our experts for repair. We will donate these skis to charitable associations that promote skiing.

SECOND LIFE

The ski is no longer skiable but its condition makes it suitable for our upcycling program. It will be converted into a different object.

RECYCLING

The ski does not fall into any of the previous categories, it will be recycled to allow the materials to be reused by the appropriate subsidiaries.

*In France, skis are sent directly to our logistics platform. In Europe (outside France) and North America, skis are sent to the respective subsidiaries which then transfer them directly to our logistics platform.

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