Alpine winter sports as we know them today were still very much in their infancy some 50 years ago. Sports journalist and ski instructor, Hannes Marker, concerned by injuries suffered by his eager students and other inexperienced skiers, resolved to lessen the sport’s inherent risks. He founded Marker, which determined that inadequately responsive skiing equipment represented the single biggest cause of injuries. He successfully developed a technique whereby the skier’s leg would automatically free itself from the toe-piece once the pressure on the knee reached the critical point. Thanks to this invention and each new product developed since 1952, skiing has become even safer and more comfortable than ever before. Marker has committed itself to making products that evolve and meet the needs for skiers. Marker constantly sets new standards with its revolutionary innovations.
50 years of skier safety…Marker.