David Jacobs

 
 

David was a Canadian Downhill Ski Racing Champion and the first full-time head coach of the Canadian National Team. In 1966, He became president of Lange-Jacobs Inc., the manufacturer of Lange ski boots. He moved to Colorado in 1969 and designed the first Lange competition ski boot. In 1978, he founded the Spyder brand, growing the company from a small mail order business from his kitchen to the ski apparel giant it is today.