There is an old skier’s saying that if you want to succeed in the winter, you have to train hard and suffer in the summer. And of course you also have to pay a lot of attention to your equipment post-season – before the next season. This summer I had the opportunity to visit the headquarters of Salomon in Annecy for the first time.
I was impressed by how Gilles Lambolez, manager of ski boot development at Salomon, put the finishing touches to my ski boots, showing great patience in the way he paid such close attention to the tiniest detail. A wonderful side effect of this visit was that I was also able to brush up my French while I waited :-). Okay, Gilles, the likeable native of Alsace sometimes showed off his German skills on me as well. At any rate, we got on really well.