CHICKADEE

  • Category: Touring/Freetouring
  • Core: FSC-Hybrid-Woodcore
  • Technology: Triax-Flax-Construction with carbon stringer, Classic Camber with Tip&Tail Rocker, Tip&Tail Taper
  • Radius: 17,8 m, 20,8 m
  • Sidecut: 124-88-110
  • Weight (per ski): 1320 g @ 176 cm
  • Lenghts: 164 cm, 176 cm
  • With a 88mm waist the CHICKADEE is our smallest bird in the nest. We have designed the Chickadee as a high-alpine touring ski, designed for ascent-oriented or multi-day tours. As soon as the skins are off, the show beginns: it masters steep couloirs as well as technically demanding downhill runs in varying terrain. The flat-pin-tail design offers more control in difficult conditions and makes the ski controllable even at the limits.
    available october 2018

  • CHF 1395.-

NUTCRACKER

  • Category: Freetouring
  • Core: FSC-Hybrid-Woodcore
  • Technology: Triax-Flax-Construction with carbon stringer, Classic Camber with Tip&Tail Rocker, Tip&Tail Taper
  • Radius: 16.8 m, 19.8 m, 22.8 m
  • Sidecut 128-98-114
  • Weight (per ski): 1440 g @ 176 cm
  • Lenghts: 164 cm, 176 cm, 184cm
  • Versatile and lightweight - the NUTCRACKER is the perfect all mountain freetouring ski. With its combination of classic camber, tip&tail rocker and taper, it is an easy to master high performance ski that feels most comfortable in high alpine terrain. The NUTCRACKER is designed for the ambitious ski tourer who likes to tackle a long, challenging ascent or a haute-route, but does not want to do without the downhill fun of a freeride ski.
    available october 2018

  • CHF 1395.-

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JACKDAW

  • Category: Freetouring/Freeride
  • Core: FSC-Hybrid-Woodcore
  • Technology: Triax-Flax-Construction with carbon stringer, Full Rocker, Tip&Tail Taper
  • Radius: 16.8 m, 19.8 m, 22.8 m
  • Sidecut: 138-108-124
  • Weight (per ski): 1600 g @ 176 cm
  • Lenghts: 164 cm, 176 cm, 184 cm
  • The best of both worlds: A lightweight freetouring construction, with all the characteristics of a freeride-oriented downhill ski . The medium freeride width allows the JACKDAW to float up easily in deep snow. Thanks to the construction with full rocker, tip&tail taper and a perfect balanced flex, the JACKDAW is an easy ride. Even in varying snow conditions, it`s all fun and games!
    NEW for 18/19, available october 2018

  • CHF 1395.-

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Company

The beginning

EARLYBIRD SKIS was founded in 2014 by passionate freeskier and engineer Hanno Schwab in Bern, Switzerland. The brandname came from the idea to be the pioneer in sustainable ski engineering and to be the first to get on the mountain and catch a big line. With great support and help of friends and supporting partners, we build the best performing, most sustainable skis on the market! The ISPO GOLD AWARD 2015 in the category ski touring skis speaks for itself.

The idea

Freeskiing is an outdoor sport where the athlete is just a guest in nature. To keep our enviromental impact as low as possible the idea of building enviromental friendly, sustainable skis was obvious to us as engineers. The goal was to build lightweight, powerfull freeskis which beat the top skis available in performance and weight and engineered as sustainable as possible. Be the first, be an earlybird!

The product

Today we offer three different well balanced shapes for different purposes, but all with the same layup-construction: our ECO PERFORMANCE LAYUP combines FSC sourced woodcores, 100% natural flax fibres combined with carbon stringers for a perfect flex balance, biobased epoxy resin with lower enviromental impact, PTEX racebase made from recycled material, wooden sidewalls and topsheets, oil finish and branded logos. LEARN MORE IN THE ECOTECH SECTION.

EcoTech

Sustainable by design

Earlybirdskis combines the latest eco-responsible rawmaterials to build skis at highest performance. We combine regional swiss wood and FSC certified wood in a triplewood skicore, a high amount of natural flax-fibres, a biobased epoxyresin and a sintered graphit racebase made with recycled rawmaterials and we use a 100% biobased skiwax. The top-sheet is made out of robinia vaneer, all logos are branded. The finish is made with a two-component natural oil.

Skicores

Every piece of wood is selected to ensure perfect quality of the cores. Made out of ultralight and flexible wood, reinforced with flax-fibers and ultra dense robina sidewalls these cores are at the top of the range in weight and performance while being sustainable. All cores are FSC certified and are sourced from sustainable forestry.

Natural Fibre Composites

Bcomp flax has very similar characteristics than carbon fibres but offers much better damping, the raw material is 100% natural. The use of carbon is reduced to an absolute minimum as a useful combination with the natural fibres to extend product lifetime. The biobased epoxyresin has a lower environmental impact than standard systems

Production line

To reduce the enviromental impact, our press was constructed from an ultrastrong beech-plywood material instead of steel. It is an pneumatic press with a PID controlled heating system. The skimolds are CNC machined to ensure highest quality.

Natural finish

We use branding-irons for our topsheet design. Branding wood is absolutely harm free. The surface of the vaneer is burned and changes color which is a perfect contrast to the color of the oiled wooden topsheet vaneer.

100% Handmade

The development and prototyping of our skis is located near Bern in Switzerland. There we are constantly testing and working on the perfect ski. All skis are handmade, with passion and attention to detail.

Cinematic

winter is back

is the first in a series of short motion pictures about our passion skibuilding and skiing. More will follow, stay tuned | Rider: Simon Charriere | Camera: FB Photography/Klemens Brysch/Sean Charlton White | Music: smile now go | locations: Switzerland and Japan

Community

Ambassador Team

To develop, test and push our products, we work together with a team of passionate mountain professionals. When we form a partnership with an athlete, we are looking for skiers that want to ride one of the best freetouring skis in the world and are committed to the same passion for ultimate performance, quality and sustainability as we are. Follow the latest news and stories from our team on our social media channels: INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER

Ambassadors: Janine Tschanhenz (A), Alex Gammeter (CH), Johanna Bogner (D), Pierre Monnier (JP)

Instagram

@johanna.bogner explored norway 🇳🇴 in the last couple of weeks with the crew at @familiejurtsnow and skied heaps of impressive lines #norway #jurte #skimountaineering #skitouring #freetouring #asgoodasitgets #gobigorgohome @vaudesport 📷 by bunte

a classic steep line today at #berneroberland - the ‚Nollen‘ route at Mönch 4017m - climbed and skied by @alexgammeter and @gerner123 - #skimountaineering #skitouring #gobigorgohome #asgoodasitgets #slush #switzerland #bern #madeinbern

@alexgammeter climbing up Weisshorn eastface this morning - steep lines by the end of the season #earnyourturns #skitouring #gobigorgohome #skimountaineering #valais

meanwhile in Norway 🇳🇴- @johanna.bogner rappelling to get to some steep line in Senjahopen #freetouring #springskiing #earnyourturns #gobigorgohome #stillwinter @vaudesport @entropyresins_eu @bcompltd

edge tuning for our 18/19 prototypes- #madeinbern #skibuilding #freetouring #switzerland

spring skiing at it’s best at #montvelan #valais #switzerland - @johanna.bogner enjoying the ride

first line - @alexgammeter cruising down in perfect conditions in the bernese alps

balmhorn northface - rider @alexgammeter #freetouring #earnyourturns #madeinbern #winter1718

drop in @tiptotailbern to check out our skis! #tiptotailbern #madeinbern #swisshandmade #winter1718 #freetouring #earnyourturns