Scott Acquires Garmont

Post by blogger | September 26, 2012      

Shop for Garmont boots here.
Not sure how “B-to-B” (i.e., boring) this is but if you’re a fan of Garmont or Life-Link the information deserves a blog post. I’ve had a few insider conversations this morning about this, and it all looks good in terms of keeping the cool boots coming from Garmont. Below is the party line (from Europe) edited for brevity:

Givisez, CH, September 26, 2012

SCOTT Sports and GARMONT announced today that the two companies have joined forces in the US. Over time, GARMONT USA will be merged with SCOTT USA’s operations located in Portland, OR, Salt Lake City, UT or Ogden, UT. At the same time, SCOTT has acquired the LifeLink business from GARMONT and will develop the Life-Link brand worldwide.

Commenting on the transaction, SCOTT Sports Owner and CEO Beat Zaugg said, “We are very excited about today’s announcement as it marks another important step in our planned and controlled growth strategy as an innovative brand that offers year round products from head to toe. Adding GARMONT’s line of ski boots and outdoor footwear to our North American distribution helps to promote cross-selling opportunities with other SCOTT products and expands our reach to winter and outdoor retailers.”

Achille Morlin, GARMONT owner and President, added, “This partnership helps reinforce and expand the Garmont brand presence on the North American market, ensuring a strong platform for continued growth and further strengthening our customer relationships.”

Shop for Garmont boots here.


Please Enjoy A Few Suggested WildSnow Posts


6 Responses to “Scott Acquires Garmont”

  1. Tuck September 26th, 2012 11:14 am

    “Scott Acquires Garmont” is going a bit far, it sounds like. Garmont’s still an independent company, they’re just merging their US operations, right?

  2. Lou Dawson September 26th, 2012 2:45 pm

    Tuck, as far as I know it is much more than just buying the distributorship. Source today mentioned they bought the boot molds, all that stuff. The exact details of the deal are not public knowledge at this time, perhaps it is indeed in parts, but what I gathered is it is much more than just the US distributorship. Lou

  3. John Gloor September 26th, 2012 7:46 pm

    This is great news. Garmont boots fit me well, but the last few beefy models were really heavy. Hopefully they can take combine Scott’s carbon fiber manufacturing and Garmont’s boot knowledge.

  4. gringo September 27th, 2012 12:34 am

    For sure not a bad thing to have a cash injection for Garmont. Their product is top, but a bit extra could really allow them to do great things. Anyway, better than fading out and leaving us all with one less boot option.

    I will keep my fingers crossed on this one!

  5. ukraine October 7th, 2012 3:22 am

    Hi! I love skiing and reading good articles about it. That’s why I enjoyed this posting 🙂

  6. Mark Dumont March 1st, 2013 1:20 pm

    What’s happened to Life-Link poles out of all this? I just ordered some online but is that the last of the crop?

  Your Comments

  Recent Posts

Facebook Twitter Email Instagram Youtube


  • Blogroll & Links

  • Welcome to Louis (Lou) Dawson's backcountry skiing information & opinion website. Lou's passion for the past 50 years has been alpinism, climbing, mountaineering and skiing -- along with all manner of outdoor recreation. He has authored numerous books and articles about ski touring and is well known as the first person to ski down all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, otherwise known as the Fourteeners! Books and free ski touring news and information here.

    All material on this website is copyrighted, the name WildSnow is trademarked, permission required for reproduction (electronic or otherwise) and display on other websites. PLEASE SEE OUR COPYRIGHT and TRADEMARK INFORMATION.

    We include "affiliate sales" links with most of our blog posts. This means we receive a percentage of a sale if you click over from our site (at no cost to you). None of our affiliate commission links are direct relationships with specific gear companies or shopping carts, instead we remain removed by using a third party who manages all our affiliate sales and relationships. We also sell display "banner" advertising, in this case our relationships are closer to the companies who advertise, but our display advertising income is carefully separated financially and editorially from our blog content, over which we always maintain 100% editorial control -- we make this clear during every advertising deal we work out. Please also notice we do the occasional "sponsored" post, these are under similar financial arrangements as our banner advertising, only the banner or other type of reference to a company are included in the blog post, simply to show they provided financial support to and provide them with advertising in return. Unlike most other "sponsored content" you find on the internet, our sponsored posts are entirely under our editorial control and created by WildSnow specific writers.See our full disclosures here.

    Backcountry skiing is dangerous. You may be killed or severely injured if you do any form of ski mountaineering, skimo randonnee and randonnée skiing. The information and news on this website is intended only as general information. Due to human error and passing time, the information, text and images contained within this website may be inaccurate, false, or out-of-date. By using, reading or viewing the information provided on this website, you agree to absolve the owners of Wild Snow as well as content contributors of any liability for injuries or losses incurred while using such information. Furthermore, you agree to use any of this website's information, maps, photos, or binding mounting instructions templates at your own risk, and waive Wild Snow owners and contributors of liability for use of said items for ski touring or any other use.

    Switch To Mobile Version