The First Skis


At the turn of the century the Nidecker workshop moved to Rolle, Switzerland, another small town on Lac Léman. Employing woodworking techniques learned from his father, Henri II produced his first skis in 1912 using Ash wood. By 1946, Henri II had taught his son Henri III the trade, and soon after Henri III built upon the inventive Nidecker legacy by creating the first composite skis made from Ash and Hickory wood.