Howard Head. The man who loved what skiing could be. For hundreds of years, ski technology barely changed. Sure, stronger woods made an appearance, camber came onto the scene, and tips and tails got wider, but that was about it.
Then one day in 1947, an aeronautical engineer named Howard Head went skiing for the first time. He was not impressed. Howard knew there had to be a way to make skis lighter, faster, and more friendly.
He set to work for three years, creating one prototype after another, and step by step, the Head ski came to life. With its plywood core, aluminium sheets, plastic sidewalls, and a continuous steel edge, it was a revolution on the slopes. Suddenly anyone could ski and have fun at the same time and the rest, along with the competition, was history. Since its conception Head strives to use the most cutting edge technologies in its products to help push the limits of our sport.