Cross Country Ski made in Soumi since 1945
Started in 1945 by the talented skier and craftsman Toivo Peltonen, Peltonen has been manufacturing cross-country skis in Finland ever since.
Peltonen’s history in XC racing is as long as manufacturing history – Toivo Peltonen used to race his own skis to victory in regional championships. First Olympic medals for Peltonen were won in Sapporo 1971 by Juri Skobov and Valeri Voronkov (USSR).
Continuous manufacturing of skis on eight decades has seen many revolutions and evolutions in skis and skiing technique, and also in ski manufacturing technology.
The driving force behind us through all these decades has always been the passion for cross-country skiing and innovation.
Year 2011 was the year of biggest change in our history, as we started production in our new and modern factory in Heinola. We have made big investments in new manufacturing equipment and technology, and we now have three times the production capacity as in our previous factory in Hartola. Despite the moving operation, we already made our all-time manufacturing quantity record in year 2011, with still lots of capacity left for growth.