In 1958, Sun Valley Idaho’s Ed Scott, an engineer and ski racer, invented the first tapered aluminum ski pole. The new aluminum pole replaced bamboo and steel, and launched Scott, which became a leading manufacturer of ski gear.
For Scott, categories have come and gone as the company has changed management over the past 50 years. In 1978, Scott USA went bankrupt. In 1981, the new owners decided to focus the business on ski poles and goggles, where Scott USA was a dominant player.
Recently, Scott renewed its commitment to winter sports in a big way, expanding its line into eyewear, outerwear, protection, skis, bindings (in Europe), and poles. And just today Scott announced that it will launch a new line of boots, including freeski performance, ski mountaineering, and telemark models for winter 2013/14.