Orsden's story started in Vermont when our founder, Sara Segall, and her husband, both avid New England skiers, were shopping for new ski jackets. Frustrated by the prices and styles available, they saw an opportunity for a new kind of ski apparel company that could make premium performance gear more accessible.
The result is Orsden. Our products undergo a vigorous multi-continent testing process and perform in all conditions. Then through our direct to skier approach, with our products sold only on orsden.com, we're able to bring this elevated skiwear within reach.
Pronounced orse-den, the name is an abbreviation for the French for snow bear, ours de neige.
Our mythical snow bear possesses a unique combination of toughness and playfulness and it's that spirit that inspires Orsden.
The bear also ties to our roots in Vermont and our home mountain of Stratton Mountain.
Orsden's mission is to make premium performance ski apparel a more accessible luxury. Born out of our own frustration and inability to find ski apparel that combined function and style without extremely high prices, we decided to create Orsden. We're bringing elevated skiwear within reach through our direct to skier approach.