Welcome to the zai anniversary winter: Snow, a new ski and exclusive events!

Unbelievable but true – zai celebrates its 20th birthday!

On 2 December 2023, we will unveil the zai blade – our first ski made of paper – with a small vernissage at the Pontisella in Stampa. And because a celebration without a proper downhill run would only be half as nice, we’ll be hitting the slopes together on 2 and 3 December 2023, with zai on our feet, of course.

We are also delighted to present the extended capsule collection of zai skiwear in collaboration with Loro Piana. It’s worth taking a look at the digital display: see the current collection.

For all those who, like us, can’t wait to strap on their skis and feel the speed, agility and lightness: there are still a few places available for the first Experience Days of the year. From 23 to 24 November in Zermatt.

See you on the piste!

Benedikt, zai

The world’s first ski made of paper – zai blade

The youngest member of the zai family completes the collection. The focus is on sportiness – no ski has ever been trimmed for this before. This is also reflected in the new materials: with the zai blade, we have taken up the challenge of replacing the previously unrivalled carbon. The extra soft material paper in the form of cellulose takes over the damping. It is harmonised and complemented by the strength of Titanal. The symbiosis of the two materials manages to be more flexible and stronger at the same time. The latest model also stands out in terms of design. The conical tip is consistently orientated towards the fall line. The sweeping shape with sidecut of the shovel shows straightforward elegance and is incomparably stable thanks to its unique geometry. Its world is speed, the zai blade is an unshakeable racing machine. The ski comes in a length of 172 cm and a radius of 14.5 metres. A first taste of the next generation.

zai – a pioneer for 20 years

Von der Vision des besten Ski zu einem Schweizer Unternehmen, das nie aufhört, Innovationen voranzutreiben – zai zeigt, wie kompromissloses Design und ungebremster Erfindergeist nötig sind, um unerwartete Wege zum Ziel zu finden. So auch, wie Stein und Papier zum perfekten Material für die Ski-Herstellung wurden.