Martin is our lead ski tech and specializes in hand finished race tunes. Martin moved to the United States in 1960 to distribute Henke boots. They were leather but had the mind blowing feature of buckles instead of laces! That same year Martin opened Swiss Ski Sports in San Francisco with his fellow countryman Heinz Herzog. Heinz left to become president of Raichle ski boots, while Martin continued with his successful career as a ski retailer. After closing the retail store in 2004 Martin came to work for California Ski Company. In addition to running the shop, Martin continues the ski racing career he had begun in Switzerland and still successfully races to this day. Martin was the masters overall far West Champion in 2005. Previously he had raced with many of the greats including Franz Klammer and many others. Martin held the record downhill time for the famous Parsenne downhill course in Davos Switzerland, and has been presented with a winners trophy by the prince of Monaco. Martin, like many of us a Masterfit Master Bootfitter, has seen and done more in this industry than most and has the stories to prove it! Come by and hear a few for yourself.
Boot fitting: over 50 years!
Skiing since 1937
Favorite ski area: St. Moritz
Favorite terrain: Groomers, bullet-proof race ice
Skis: Stöckli GS, Head GS
Boots: Head Raptor 115
Binding preference: Tyrolia and Salomon
Skiing style: hard core old-school racer