Founded in 1947 in Aspen, Colorado Sport Obermeyer was born of necessity by Klaus Obermeyer. As an Aspen ski instructor, he became aware of the need to keep his ski school students warm and dry so they would enjoy the sport of skiing and become repeat customers. Klaus Obermeyer, as ski pioneer learned environmental stewardship
at a young age respecting the alpine environment and its majestic beauty. Today, Obermeyer continues to design and produce innovative and technically responsible authentic skiwear from the heart of the Rocky mountains.
To watch Klaus ski is to witness his true love of the sport. It all began in 1919, in Oberstaufen, Germany, the small Bavarian alpine village in which Klaus was born. There, his passion began at the early age of three. In 1947, Klaus arrived in Aspen, Colorado, where he followed his entrepreneurial spirit. Sensing that people would spend more time on the slopes if they had great looking ski clothes that kept them warm, dry, and comfortable. He set up shop, the original Sport Obermeyer, in the attic of his home. There, one of the first of countless innovations was born in the form of a down ski parka stitched together from his goose down comforter. Innovations continue to motivate Klaus and the company he started — his enthusiasm is contagious, his energy seemingly endless, and his optimism boundless.