In 2012, K2 Skis celebrates the 50th Birthday and with that 50 years of having fun skiing. In 1962, while beeing in their workshop on Vashon Iceland in the Pacific, the passionate skier Bill and Don Kirschner built their first pair of skis. Previously the Kirschner brothers (therefrom the name K2) were not famous for beeing manufacturer of high-class alpine equipment but for beeing a producer of fiberglass animal cages. From the construction of their first ski the two K2 founder were living their dream . They worked tirelessly with many passionate skiers and athletes together to build suitable ski for all application areas. The innovations driven by athletes were the basis for the technologies that mark the brand. The spirit which made K2 famous back then still exists today. The same dedication and passion, the same impulse for skiing and the lifestyle constantly drift K2 and the K2 athletes to new high-class standards.