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A DEEP HERITAGE IN INNOVATION

 

We live and breathe our innovation heritage in everything we do, from developing World Cup race skis and designing high-end apparel to collaborating with athletes and designers. By drawing inspiration from the mountain life, we produce innovative products that set the highest standard in the industry.

Aimed at all mountain sports enthusiasts, whether amateurs or experts, we offer equipment, apparel and footwear, accessories for alpine and nordic skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking.

Discover our exclusive know-how.








THE CREATION PROCESS

 

Products are designed in the French Alps, near Grenoble, by designers and R&D experts passionate about the mountains and committed to perfection. From skis, equipment and apparel, they offer excellence in design, quality, and aesthetics.

They work closely with the greatest champions to develop products that are both technically superior and intuitive, high-performance and fun, offering everyone a shared experience on snow which is fulfilling, intense and accessible.

The apparel collections offer an exclusive and contemporary formula that reinterprets the technical sports DNA in a complete wardrobe, designed perfectly for both the slopes and the streets.



By combining computer-assisted designs and product research, R&D teams look for the most efficient material composition for the best sliding sensations.By combining computer-assisted designs and product research, R&D teams look for the most efficient material composition for the best sliding sensations.
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THE CHOICE OF MATERIALS

 

We increasingly develop our products with close attention to the selection of raw materials and the use of recycled materials to minimize our environmental impact.

 

 

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Today, 48% of our skis’ core is from PEFC™ certified poplar wood, which guarantees sustainable forest management. In addition of this eco-friendly aspect, the PEFC™ Poplar wood core ensures a good balance dampness, elasticity and weight savings. Our new Experience range topsheets are up to 15% made of recycled materials. Their edges are up to 20% made of recycled steel and the base is made up to 30% of recycled materials.

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Regarding apparel, efforts are also made to reduce our ecological footprint. Our freeride Atelier S collection uses the Sympatex® membrane. While being extremely waterproof (>45000mm Schmerber) and breathable (>45000 mm/m3/24h), it is also 100% recyclable.

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One major improvement of this season is the partnership with Primaloft® which becomes our only supplier of insulations. Our jackets and pants insulations are now 100% recycled from plastic bottles. For the FW20 and FW21 collections, we aim at recycling 1 million plastic bottles (Global Recycled Standard certified).

Finally, we favour organic cotton for our lifestyle pieces.





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Our Chamonix and Megève boots are made in premium leather, previously tested for their resistance in our Italian factory of Montebelluna, our ski boots and footwear R&D center.





THE MOLDING PROCESS

 

We produce two types of ski: traditional and injected skis. This implies two different processes:

 

 

INJECTION

Dedicated to middle brand skis and junior skis,  we use one mold for each size and each model. All the elements (base, topsheet, edge ...) are put into the mold, the mold is closed at a pressure of twelve bars, then we inject polyurethane which expands and harden. The molt is heated during few minutes after we release the ski.

 

We make 3 or 4 skis in five minutes depending of the mold.

TRADITIONAL

Dedicated to high-brand and racing skis. We use one mold for each size and each model. All the elements (base, topsheet, edge ...) are glued with epoxy resin and put into the mold. It is then closed at a pressure of twelve bars, heated during a few minutes and cooling after we release the skis.

 

We make 2 or 3 skis in fifteen minutes depending of the mold.





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FINISHING

 

In the final stages, the plates and accessories are mounted. The serial number is engraved, the sidewalls are inkjet-printed, the edges are oiled, and the bases are waxed. The ski is then wrapped in shrink film.





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TESTING STAGE

 

Our products are tested both in labs and on the ground. Our cold room located in our headquarters enable us to test the cold resistance of our products, from skis and apparel.

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On the field, the Band of Tasters, inspired by our Band of Heroes, try every new prototype to test their performance turns, speed, maneuverability, reactivity.

Our athletes, brand ambassadors and product managers also take part in the testing process ensuring the products meet the consumer needs.





THE PRODUCTION

 

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Since 1907, Rossignol has celebrated skiing. A small workshop next to the French Alps, with a direct view on snowy peaks: Abel Rossignol’s workplace. All began with the strong and sweet smell of wood on newly-cut skis when he built the first French skis in Voiron, Isère. The joys of snow. The revelation of young ski champions. The first Olympic victories on Rossignol skis. An image specialized in ski racing. Rossignol was born. Today, things evolved, we grew and became international but we stayed the same: a focus on craftsmanship and high-tech equipment, a continuous quest for quality and performance.

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Our race skis, made for our racing athletes, are produced in our headquarters, in Saint Jean De Moirans. They benefit from the most meticulous ways of producing and from a personalized service.

Our Spanish factory, in Artes, producing some skis ranges, uses 100% of clean electrical energy. It is certified ISO 14001 since 2004 and ensures a made in Europe production, at 650km from our logistic center.

Regarding apparel, we try to keep our premium products close to France. Our freeride Atelier S collection is manufactured in France, less than 100km from our logisitic center. Some of our lifestyle footwear, knitwear or jackets are made in Italy or in Eastern Europe.

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