Keeping the environmental footprint as small as possible while enjoying winter sports. That was the idea of not only building the best performing, but also the most environmental friendly freeride touring ski. A ski for sports enthusiasts that want nothing but the best equipment. A ski for outdoor lovers that takes care of nature. A ski for all people that are serious about protecting our winters.



earlybird ski was founded in 2014 by our engineer and passionate freeskier Hanno Schwab in Bern, Switzerland. His ambition was to pioneer the art of sustainable ski engineering and to be the first to crush big lines on earlybird skis. With the help of fellow friends, Hanno built the first collection of eco freeride touring skis by his own hand. An ISPO GOLD AWARD a year later was the reward for countless hours in his workshop and on the mountains.



earlybird skis is taking care of nature. We think circular by design and work hard for our carbon neutral footprint. Our earlybird skis are the most advanced ski touring and freeride skis in the world. At our company, we understand how to craft with sustainable materials and to manufacture recyclable products. An ethical and sustainable conduct of business is the driver behind our actions. We are proud to say that at earlybird skis, we not only have the world’s most sustainable but also the first fully recyclable ski collection on offer.



Today we have a collection of skis that offer the best performance for ski touring and freeride enthusiasts. The latest collection of skis are all made with a unique layup of materials: Our superlight ECOtech-Layup combines FSC sourced wood cores, bio based recyclable epoxy resin, triax glass fibres with carbon stringers and a ptex race base made from recycled materials. Our topsheets are either made of hand brushed wood or with natural castor beans for that compelling look and scratch resistance.

Are you ready for an earlybird ski?




The movie from the season 21/22 produced by Switzerland Tourism - a portrait of our founder Hanno Schwab. Iconic pictures from our bernese mountains above Grindelwald. 

Made by TastyPictures

More on the Swisstainable campaign here

HOMERUN - a journey close to home

The movie from the season 20/21: Our four ambassadors Janine Tschanhenz, Alex Gammeter, Curdin Cavegn and Carla Jaggi rediscover their backyard during the Covid-19 travel restrictions and resume the best line might be just behind your house. Think twice when you plan your next adventure, it might be just around the corner. 

Screened on festivals around the world and awarded BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at Toronto Outdoor Film Festival!

Made by Highland Production, Luigi Dellarole


The movie from the season 17/18: Showing the passion of our ski production as it started in 2014/15. Our workshop with the wooden skipress - combined with iconic powder scenes from our former ambassador Simon Charriere.