Spyder water skiier


Spyder founder David Jacobs creates and produces the first ever padded race sweater. Race enthusiasts around the world immediately flock to this ground breaking new piece of equipment.

Spyder original padded race sweater
David Jacobs mail evelope
Spyder founder David Jacobs 1982


David Jacobs takes his new race apparel and founds what will soon become the leader in alpine ski apparel and outerwear.

1980's skiing


Building off the popularity of the padded race sweater, Spyder develops and produces the first ever speed suit. Utilizing advancaed materials and construction, the speed suit helps propel racers to new speeds and records.

Spyder develops speed suit 1986
Spyder Product Rad Pad CADs
Spyder sponsor US Ski Team 1989


In less than a decade Spyder has become a leader in the development and production of alpine and race gear. Seeing the potential for a competitive advantage and a desire to work with an American company, the U.S. Ski Team signs on with Spyder as the official team supplier.

Spyder athletes on cover Sports Illustrated


Constantly looking to push the limits of speed and technology, Spyder creates Speedwyre. This advancement in race suit construction gives racers a massive advantage and is quickly banned from competition by the FIS. Spyder continues to research and develop fabrics and construction techniques to improve the performance of the worlds best athletes.

Spyder Speed Wyre 1997
Spyder Team Venom


The world of ski is starting to change as we move into a new millenium. Freeski is becoming more and more popular. Spyder looks to lead the charge by launching Team Venom. Legends in the making CR Johnson, Seth Morrison & JP Auclair headline the most progressive team on snow.

Spyder Team Venom


The list of professional Alpine Ski Teams wanting to wear Spyder products continues to grow. A relative newcomer to the Alpine Race community, the Jamaican Alpine Ski Team is looking to burst onto the scene. Spyder is just the brand to help them do that.

Jamaican Alpine Ski Team
Spyder GT 2015


With Spyder GT the brand made a brief foray into the world of auto racing, aiming to provide the right apparel needed for a lifestyle of speed and freedom that Spyder’s heritage is built upon. New raw materials were used that were functionally captivating and introduced fresh silhouettes.


Nearly two decades after the initial foray into freeskiing with the Venom line, Spyder launched a completely reimagined line for the new school of freeskiing.

Spyder Freeski 2019
Cross Country Skiers