Blizzard / Tecnica

      In 1930 Oreste Zanatta founded a small shop focused on working boots production, that officially became in 1960 the Calzaturificio Tecnica SpA. Over the following ten years, Tecnica expanded its business and created the first Moon Boot.

      The "Blizzard" brand was registered in 1953. In 1954, Blizzard became the first manufacturer to mass-produce polyethylene ski bases. Blizzard's first expansion occurred in 1957 as well as the introduction of metal and fiberglass as new materials. 1963 saw a great part of the factory burned down. In 1970, as production reached 500,000 skis per year, company name was changed from "Blizzard Skifabrik Anton Arnsteiner" to "Blizzard GmbH".