K2 Corporation was founded in 1962 by brothers Bill and Don Kirschner on Vashon Island, near Seattle, Washington in the United States. K2 is known for pioneering fiberglass ski technology, which made skis significantly lighter and more lively than their wood and metal contemporaries.
Renamed in 2003 as K2 Sports, the company today is an international portfolio of 15 world renowned brands and over 40 consumer product categories. Their brands and businesses are world renowned as leaders in design, production, and sales and marketing. Driven by innovation and a passion for the sports enthusiast looking for unique and authentic lifestyle experiences, they market snowboards, snowshoes, in-line skate, alpine, telemark/Nordic ski equipment, apparel and accessories. K2 Sports is what happens when fun meets science and technology.