Rossignol Snowboards is part of Skis Rossignol S.A., a French manufacturer of alpine, snowboard, and Nordic equipment. As well as related clothing and accessories. Rossignol is the French word for nightingale. The company was founded in 1907 by Abel Rossignol, who manufactured wood products (such as spindles) for the textile industry.
As a committed skier, he used his carpentry skills to make a pair of skis, out of solid wood. In 1937, Émile Allais of France became triple world champion on the Rossignol Olympic skis. The company’s first major breakthrough happened during the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, United States. Jean Vuarnet of France won the downhill on Allais 60s, the company’s first all-metal skis. In 1964, they released their first fiberglass skis, called the Strato.
In the 1970s, Rossignol set up a distribution company in the United Stated., launching its first Nordic skis and soon became the world’s largest ski manufacturer. Since the 1990s they are also designing snowboards and mountain clothing. Today they offer a full range of all-mountain and freestyle snowboards aimed at a variety of snow conditions and ability levels.
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