Jean Vuarnet’s adventure began in 1960 when he won the Olympic Downhill gold medal during the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley in California, with the first-ever metal skis, the Allais 60. This outstanding athlete was the creator of the aerodynamic position known as the "Tuck", that revolutionized the ski industry.
Jean Vuarnet was also a visionary and was part of the development of the Avoriaz ski resort. He was the initiator of the "Porte du Soleil" ski area between France and Switzerland. He then became head of the Italian ski team from 1968 to 1972 and the French ski federation from 1972 to 1974.
This story is the one of an Olympic legend, an outdoor adventurer, a French innovator, a name that became a global brand.