Where are Blizzard skis made?
The Blizzard factory is located in Mittersill, Austria about 15 minutes from Kitzbuehel. The Mittersill facility is where some of the design & and all of the production of Blizzard skis takes place. Many of the staff also work out of the Tecnica Group headquarters in Giavera del Montello, Italy.
When was Blizzard founded?
Blizzard produced its first ski in 1945.
Who is Blizzard Sport USA?
Blizzard Sport USA is the distributor of Blizzard ski products in the USA. We are located in West Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Is Blizzard partnered with anyone else in the industry?
Blizzard is currently a stand-alone ski brand however, works closely with Tecnica ski boots. The Tecnica Group, a worldwide leader in winter sports equipment, acquired Blizzard Sport GmbH in October of 2006. The Tecnica Group owns the following brands: Tecnica, Blizzard, Nordica, Rollerblade, Lowa and Moon Boot.
Where can I purchase Blizzard Skis?
There are Authorized Blizzard Retailers all over the United States. To find the authorized Blizzard dealer in your area, please enter your zip code in the Store Locator.
Can I order directly from this site?
Absolutely! You will see that there is a "Buy Now" button next to each product on the product detail page. The great thing about this "Buy Now" button is that the order is placed through Shopatron, which is a system that keeps all our local retailers involved in the sale.
Are Blizzard retailers authorized to sell online?
Yes, some of them are. However, if you choose to make an online purchase of Blizzard skis, please make certain that the seller is an Authorized Blizzard Retailer in the USA.
Where can I demo Blizzard Skis?
Most Authorized Blizzard Retailers have demos available. In addition, there are many demo events across the country throughout the winter season. Please visit your local Authorized Blizzard Retailer for demo information.
How can I find a specific ski model?
As all retailers are independently owned, we cannot track their inventories. Any Authorized Blizzard Retailer may be able to special order the product you are in search of if they do not currently carry it. Please inquire of your nearest Blizzard Authorized Retailer.
WHAT IS SHOPATRON?
Shopatron is a system that allows our Blizzard Authorized Retailers to fulfill orders placed on blizzardsportusa.com. By ordering product from blizzardsportusa.com you are directly supporting your local retailers.
Your order will pass through to Shopatron where it is assigned to our retailers on a first-come first-served basis with priority given to those retailers who are located closest to you. That retailer will fulfill and ship your order. When needed, Blizzard will ship orders that cannot be fulfilled by one of our retail partners. In rare situations, if neither the retailer nor Blizzard has the inventory, we will have to cancel your order. You will be notified as soon as possible if this is the case.
This means that after purchasing product from blizzardsportusa.com, you will receive email communication regarding order and shipment status from Shopatron. In addition to email communication, all returns are processed through Shopatron. To initiate a return, cancel an order, or check order status, log-in to your Shopatron Account.
At any point in the order process you may be contacted by Shopatron, Blizzard Sport USA, or a Blizzard Sport USA Retail fulfillment partner directly.
What do I do if I think I have a warranty problem?
Blizzard Sport USA products are warranted for one year after the date of purchase against defective workmanship and materials when used for the purpose intended, under normal conditions, and providing they receive proper care. Merchandise covered under this warranty must be returned to an authorized Blizzard Dealer (with proof of purchase date) who will then send it to Blizzard Sport USA (transportation prepaid by customer). Blizzard will inspect returned merchandise for evidence of misuse and will determine whether repair, replacement, or adjustment is due. Blizzard will return merchandise prepaid. Learn more about our Warranty policy.
How can I get an answer to a question not listed on this page?
You can send an email inquiry from the Contact Us page.
The below recommendations are a general starting point for the category of skis. Your Blizzard Specialty Retailer will be able to fine tune this information based on the snow conditions, your ability and the terrain.
Racing skis: base edge bevel 0.5°; side edge bevel 3°(87°); final result edge angle = 87.5°
On Piste skis: base edge bevel 1°; side edge bevel 3°(87°); final result edge angle = 88°
Freeride skis: base edge bevel 1.3°; side edge bevel 3°(87°); final result edge angle = 88.3°