Last winter, Dane Tudor became Scott Sports’ first head-to-toe sponsored freeskier. He is now outfitted in Scott gear literally from his helmet and goggles to his outerwear, midlayers, and gloves to his boots and skis. Even his ski socks are made by Scott.
It’s a testament to how diverse Scott’s product lineup is nowadays. Despite having its roots in poles and goggles, the company can now fully outfit any skier on the mountain.
In 1958, company founder, Ed Scott, an engineer and ski racer, designed the first tapered aluminum ski poles in Sun Valley, ID, which replaced the bamboo and steel poles that were a mainstay at the time. That innovation led to many others, as Scott continued to pave the way in technology for outdoor sports, including motocross gear in the 1970s; mountain bikes in the 1980s; gloves, outerwear, and skis in the 1990s; and running shoes in the 2000s. In 2013, Scott completed its top-to-bottom ski kit by adding a full line of ski boots.
The company credo sums it up: innovation, technology, design. “Our whole brand is based on original innovation like that first ski pole,” says Topher Plimpton, Scott’s winter sports marketing manager. “We pride ourselves on coming up with innovations that are unique to Scott.”
Case in point: the 3Dimension Sidecut now found across Scott’s ski line. The proprietary design utilizes sidecut in the tip and tail with a straight line underfoot, promoting maneuverability and creating a unique pivot point for a more playful feel. All three skis in Scott’s freeski collection feature 3Dimension Sidecut, including the Scrapper (Tudor’s ski of choice), the Punisher, and the Jib TW.
When the 3Dimension Sidecut technology was first presented by a Scott product manager — who’s also a passionate skier — it seemed a little outlandish and unlike anything else on the market. But that’s Scott’s style, to push what’s deemed possible in order to break new ground. “We’re not afraid to go against the grain to stay true to our values and our designs,” says Plimpton.
On the goggle front, there’s the patent- pending LCG goggle system, with a one- of-a-kind fit adjustment and lens change system. Now in its second year, the LCG features a slider system for easy lens swapping and adaptability to changing light conditions. Plus, the goggle features two dials that allow the user to adjust the frame for a perfectly snug fit on the face.
All of Scott’s products—whether they’re built for skiing, running, or biking—prove that the company, which recently relocated from Ketchum, Idaho, to Salt Lake City, Utah, stands by its mission of innovation and design.
You could say the same thing about Scott’s freeski athletes, including Tudor, and others, who are known for their unique style and individualism. Whether it’s flashing a spine in Alaska or sliding a rail in Poland, the team is progressive in its own right, much like the brand that backs them.
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