Ski Industry Legend Josef Fischer Passes Away At 90

Ski Industry Legend Josef Fischer Passes Away At 90

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Ski Industry Legend Josef Fischer Passes Away At 90

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Josef Fischer, son of the founder of Fischer Ski brand, passed away last week at the age of 90.

Josef ran the company for the majority of the 20th century, and was involved on the company’s board of directors until 2003.

The Fischer Ski brand is one of the most notable, and recognizable in the industry. They’re skis, poles, boots, and other products can be spotted worldwide.

Here’s an official statement from Fischer Ski:

Fischer Announces Grants Program to Support Skiing Access & Engagement - FasterSkier.com

“Josef Fischer, recognized as an Honorary Councilor of Commerce in Austria, and the son of the founder of Fischer Sports, LTD who went on to own the company, passed away on August 26th at the age of 90. Though the book of the venerable Josef Fischer’s life has now closed, his life’s work- the last of the great Austrian ski companies- will remain 100% in his family’s possession.”


Josef Fischer lived the dream. He spent his entire life building a successful ski company that has made impact world-wide. What an inspiration.

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