Discovered

“The notion of sustainability currently driving the Valley is reflected in my craft. Firstly in the impact of my production, where everything is controlled and I only use the quantities strictly necessary, in order to reduce waste. Secondly as regards quality, as I make sturdy skis that are designed to be used season after season, rather than skis for short-term use. And finally as regards use of the object, as I make skis to be enjoyed for both their performance and beauty, and for the pleasure to be had from using them. These are objects that you are happy to own and look after. Knowing that an ash tree from the Valley has been cut down and brought here, and that I have sawn, dried and flexed it myself in this old workshop – all this means that the final object, the ski, has greater sentimental value.  ”

Peter Seltzner,
Manufacturer of wood skis

Discovered

Originally from California, Peter Seltzner has been working in France for 25 years. Using a steam press repainted to look like in a Nepalese truck and a circular turbine driven by water from the river, he has revived the craft of traditional ski making.

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Peter Seltzner,
Manufacturer of wood skis

Discovered

“It’s something of a mountain climbing Mecca here and mountain guides have the really important job of introducing their client to the mountains and passing on their enthusiasm. Getting off the beaten track and away from the cable cars with a guide can be an outstanding experience. “

Peter Seltzner,
Manufacturer of wood skis