Leo Lacroix, pioneer of the technical ski
Leo Lacroix had one major concern when he first began competition skiing: technology and its progress. That is why very early on he learnt how to make his own skis in keeping with his ambitions.
In the secret workshop of his cousin and associate, in the heart of the village where he was born, Bois d’Amont in the French Jura, he created the first technical skis with a fibreglass component.
He did not have to wait long for success: these skis helped him to win the downhill silver medal at the Innsbruck (Austria) Olympic Games in 1964, before hoisting him up onto the podium to take second place at the 1966 World Championships in Portillo (Chile) in the downhill and combined events.
With this success behind them, the two Frenchmen wanted to create their own brand in order to share their love of the aesthetically pleasing ski and their approach to sport. Hence the birth of the Lacroix brand.
Almost fifty years later, the Lacroix brand is still known and acclaimed in France and abroad.