A true heritage, passed down from generation to generation since Marcel Livet in 1930, MARCEL LIVET wooden skis revive the passion for skiing and the history of French skiing pioneers by reviving traditional crafting methods.
Above all, MARCEL LIVET is a tribute to my great-grandfather and to the entire generation of alpine ski inventors that accompanied him on his path.
Marcel Livet was passionate about skiing and mountaineering and he devoted a large part of his life to these sports. He and his ropemates paved the way for skiing and helped to make it widespread, but also ushered in the age of beautiful and irrational strive to reach the highest peaks.
As one of the executives of the French Alpine Club, Marcel Livet was a member since 1927 and served as President for several years in Lyon. As a member of the Joint Himalayan Committee for more than 10 years, he notably had his hand in the preparations for the 3rd French expedition to the Himalayas in 1951, to conquer the roof of the world. This expedition was nicknamed as the “Lyonnaise expedition”.
Expedition leader Roger Duplat and his ropemate Gilbert Vignes have disappeared without a trace as they crossed the summit ridge of the Nanda Devi, at an altitude of nearly 7800 metres. ( ≈ 25600 ft)
Ever since the arrival of alpine skiing almost a century ago, France has always been a pioneer in the innovation and development of alpine skiing equipment.
At the initiative of the first ski craftsmen and being proud of its know-how and technical proficiency developed over the years, France can offer high quality products, provided they are manufactured locally.
We wish to continue the history of French handcrafted skis, and ensure the French ingenuity that we have inherited is passed over to the next generations.
The French artisanal ski company MARCEL LIVET was created from the desire to think and craft differently. By putting our product on the pedestal, without cheaping out on the materials and methods of production, we truly return meaning back to the product.
Today, the mass industry has conquered over 99% of the alpine skiing market. Even the most luxury brands are now part of an ongoing global industrial manufacturing and relocation process. Traditional crafting methods and know-how have managed to survive industrialisation only in very few industries thanks to the dedication of a handful of devotees and heritage defenders.
MARCEL LIVET closely follows this philosophy. We wish to bring our French heritage to life, by offering exquisite premium quality skis. All in accordance with the traditions and ingenuity, striving for excellence in what we do.
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