Our philosophy

The VAN DEER way

In our world all skiers are equal. We want everyone to have access to the world’s best ski equipment, regardless of age, experience, and what kind of skiers they are: powder junkies, ski tourers, racers – you’re all at home at VAN DEER.

Whether you’re a youngster going into your first FIS race or an established podium racer in the Europa Cup – your VAN DEER skis are identically constructed; and they are handmade from the exact same high-end materials in our (manu)factory in Austria.

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In everything we do we are ready to go the extra mile: We choose small, individual series rather than large-scale production. We prefer top-quality locally sourced Austrian raw materials over less expensive imported components.

We leave our skis in the press longer because we know the bonding will be better. And we make sure that every single ski that leaves our factory gets a genuine Race Room finish according to Marcel Hirscher’s very own World Cup standards.

Making of Van Deer Skis

From our Junior and Race skis all the way down to our Freeride and Touring skis, we are proud to claim that each VAN DEER model has been developed and personally approved by Marcel Hirscher, eight-time overall World Cup winner.

Making of Van Deer Skis

Our skis are handmade in Austria, from superior materials sourced right at our doorstep. They are developed, built, tested, and tuned with the same know-how, meticulousness and obsessive drive for perfection that helped Marcel Hirscher become who he is today: the greatest alpine skier of our time.

Marcel Hirscher Quality

From our Junior and Race skis all the way down to our Freeride and Touring skis, we are proud to claim that each VAN DEER model has been developed and personally approved by Marcel Hirscher, eight-time overall World Cup winner.