Innovation: ANAVON is breaking new ground with the ANAVON Dual Performance, a unique ski with two radii of curvature.
Customization: ANAVON offers the possibility of manufacturing the skis in 20 colors on demand and personalizing them with a logo/inscription.
Quality and durability: the use of high quality materials and local manufacturing in the Disentis factory allow for durable products.
Kaizen: processes and products are constantly improved in small steps.
"The collaboration between ANAVON and BOGNER is a connection based on similar values. ANAVON and BOGNER are driven by the same passion for skiing and winter sports. The depth of manufacture is unique. Only the best materials, manufacturing quality and precision are used in skiing. ANAVON: just like a Swiss luxury watch!"
Frank Wörndl, 1987 world slalom champion / 1988 Olympic silver medalist
Since 2018, ANAVON has been developing and manufacturing handmade quality products for ski enthusiasts in 20 colors and endless color combinations in Disentis, Graubünden. The company relies heavily on the Kaizen principle, continuously developing its range of skis and using selected, top-quality materials - such as high-quality Swiss ash wood.
In addition to manufacturing its own skis, ANAVON also acts as an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for third parties and supplies them with high-quality, handcrafted skis - 100% Swiss Made.
ANAVON recently obtained a license from BOGNER, Munich, for the manufacture of all Bogner skis and the worldwide distribution of all winter sports items such as helmets, goggles, poles and ski bags.
The successful establishment of ANAVON and its future growth require additional financial resources. So far, Anavon has been able to count on the support of various individuals and companies. By taking the step of crowd-investing, these and other small investors are given the opportunity to participate in the company, even with smaller investments. Crowdinvesting aims on the one hand to provide liquidity for the development and expansion of the company's activities and on the other hand to ensure unlimited skiing pleasure with high quality products of Swiss quality.
VRP Mauro Lardi
lawyer/notary, SwissLegal partner, Anavon shareholderBiography
Mauro Lardi is a partner at SwissLegal Lardi & Partner AG and works as a lawyer and notary in Graubünden. He focuses in particular on the legal issues of SMEs, which he accompanies in legal matters and sometimes supports in the development of their business as a member of the board of directors or the management. He regularly publishes articles on specific SME topics. The preservation of ski manufacturing know-how and the preservation and creation of jobs in Graubünden are his motivation for his involvement in ANAVON.
VR Urs Wullschleger
Owner and CEO Wilhelm Schmidlin AG, CA Rigi Bahnen AG, shareholder AnavonBiography
Urs Wullschleger is the owner, together with his brother, of Wilhelm Schmidlin AG, the only Swiss manufacturer of bathtubs, shower trays, washbasins and urinals made of steel enamel. In 1996 he completed his engineering studies at the ETH Zurich. Since 2007, he has been the third generation to lead the family business. Based on the KAIZEN philosophy, Schmidlin has evolved from a traditional factory to a dynamic, just-in-time production site. In addition to his involvement with ANAVON Ski AG, he is also a member of the board of directors of Rigi-Bahnen AG, where he is vice president, and of the board of directors of Imbach+Cie AG. He considers skiing in all its forms to be his main and greatest hobby.
VR Kurt Schär
Founder of Biketec AG (now FLYER AG), member of the board of directors of BKW, member of the board of directors of Bergbahnen Grächen, shareholder of Anavon.Biography
Kurt Schär is a true entrepreneur, involved in various sectors as a board member or investor. After contributing to the breakthrough of the electric bicycle with the FLYER brand, he is now involved in all areas where people can be made happy. Whether it's with the Herzroute E-Bike, the Sorglos Design sauna barrels or of course Anavon Ski. As a member of the BKW Board of Directors, he is also responsible for the successful transformation of the energy future. The 56-year-old father of four and soon to be grandfather of four enjoys being out in nature and, as an amateur chef and networker, loves to connect people.
VR Patrick Dreher
Head of Innovation & Experience Development Graubünden FerienBiography
As Director of Innovation and Experience Development at Graubünden Ferien, Patrick Dreher is responsible for networking in Graubünden's (ski) tourism industry and supports the marketing department. The 44-year-old father lives in the Graubünden Rhine Valley, where he also runs his own mountain bike school. He is passionate about winter sports and wants to continue the tradition of ski construction in Graubünden, in addition to skiing. As a telemarketer, he also brings to ANAVON the access and perspective of an additional user group.
VR Susan Sagherian
Member of GF Christ Watches & JewelryBiography
As Head of Category Management and Purchasing and a member of the Executive Board of CHRIST Watches and Jewelry, she is responsible for the broad and varied assortment of the third largest watch and jewelry retailer in Switzerland. Susan knows how to successfully develop strategic assortments and how to adapt sales and marketing to them. She has developed a global network of suppliers and is used to successfully negotiating with people from all over the world. As an avid skier who has never missed a season in over 50 years, she brings her passion and experience to the successful development of Anavon Ski AG.
As Managing Director of ANAVON Ski AG, René Zähnler is responsible for operational management and the promotion of new business areas. With his many years of experience in start-ups and sales, René Zähnler is developing ANAVON and driving the brand forward. As a trained cabinetmaker, he has extensive interdisciplinary knowledge and experience in the fields of wood and furniture construction, industrial production, management and distribution of luxury brands. René Zähnler is 53 years old, married and the father of two adult daughters.