• Category: Freetouring
  • Core: FSC-Hybrid-Woodcore
  • Technology: Triax-Flax-Construction with carbon stringer, Classic Camber with Tip&Tail Rocker, Tip&Tail Taper
  • Radius: 16.8 m, 19.8 m, 22.8 m
  • Sidecut 128-98-114
  • Weight (per ski): 1440 g @ 176 cm
  • Lenghts: 164 cm, 176 cm, 184cm
  • Versatile and lightweight - the NUTCRACKER is the perfect all mountain freetouring ski. With its combination of classic camber, tip&tail rocker and taper, it is an easy to master high performance ski that feels most comfortable in high alpine terrain. The NUTCRACKER is designed for the ambitious ski tourer who likes to tackle a long, challenging ascent or a haute-route, but does not want to do without the downhill fun of a freeride ski.

  • CHF 1395.-



  • Category: Freeride/Freetouring
  • Core: FSC-Hybrid-Woodcore
  • Technology: Triax-Flax-Construction with carbon stringer, Tip&Tail Rocker& Taper
  • Radius: 16.8 m, 19.8 m, 22.8 m
  • Sidecut: 138-108-124
  • Weight (per ski): 1600 g @ 176 cm
  • Lenghts: 164 cm, 176 cm, 184 cm
  • The best of both worlds: with its new version for 2018/19 the JACKDAW redefines what a freetouring ski should be! A lightweight construction, with all the characteristics of a freeride-oriented downhill ski . The medium freeride width allows the JACKDAW to float up easily in deep snow. Thanks to the construction with tip&tail rocker and taper and a perfect balanced flex, the JACKDAW offers good control on hard snow and a playful character in powder conditions.

  • CHF 1395.-



  • Category: Freeride
  • Core: FSC-triple-woodcore
  • Technology: Triax-Flax-Construction with carbon stringer, Tip&Tail Rocker and Taper
  • Radius: 21,8m
  • Sidecut: 138-118-130
  • Weight (per ski): 1940 @ 192cm
  • Lenghts: 192cm
  • The PHOENIX has the perfect characteristics for a day in the mountains. No matter if you attack the wide slopes or a playful pillow line through the forest, the PHOENIX is your companion. With its low weight, you can even go on tour with the PHOENIX in corresponding snow conditions. With the combination of classic camber, tip&tail rocker and taper and pintail, the PHOENIX is an easy ride. Even in varying snow conditions, it is all fun and games!
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The beginning

EARLYBIRD SKIS was founded in 2014 by passionate freeskier and engineer Hanno Schwab in Bern, Switzerland. The brandname came from the idea to be the pioneer in sustainable ski engineering and to be the first to get on the mountain and catch a big line. With great support and help of friends and supporting partners, we build the best performing, most sustainable skis on the market! The ISPO GOLD AWARD 2015 in the category ski touring skis speaks for itself.

The concept

Freeskiing is an outdoor sport where the athlete is just a guest in nature. To keep our enviromental impact as low as possible the idea of building enviromental friendly, sustainable skis was obvious to us as engineers. The goal was to build lightweight, powerfull freeskis which beat the top skis available in performance and weight and engineered as sustainable as possible. Be the first, be an earlybird!

The product

Today we offer three different well balanced shapes for different purposes, but all with the same layup-construction: our ECO PERFORMANCE LAYUP combines FSC sourced woodcores, 100% natural flax fibres combined with carbon stringers for a perfect flex balance, biobased epoxy resin with lower enviromental impact, PTEX racebase made from recycled material, wooden sidewalls and topsheets, oil finish and branded logos. LEARN MORE IN THE ECOTECH SECTION.


Award winning products

Earlybird skis was awarded ISPO GOLD for the best Touring Ski! The jury awarded earlybird skis for their strong sustainable concept in combination with modern shapes and light weight. We are very honored by this outstanding award and motivated to push sustainability in the wintersports industry.


Earlybird skis combines the latest eco-responsible rawmaterials to build skis at highest performance. We combine a superlight FSC certified woodcore, ultrastrong wooden sidewalls, a high amount of natural flax-fibres combined with a minimized content of carbon, a biobased epoxyresin and a sintered graphit racebase made with recycled rawmaterials and we use a 100% biobased skiwax. The top-sheet is made out of robinia vaneer, all logos are branded. The finish is made with a two-component natural oil.

R&D workshop

To reduce the enviromental impact, our R&D press was constructed from an ultrastrong beech-plywood material instead of steel. It is an pneumatic press with a PID controlled heating system. The skimolds are CNC machined to ensure highest quality. The series skis are produced by hand in compliance with our technical and ecological specifications in the highest quality.

100% handmade

Made out of ultralight and flexible wood, reinforced with flax-fibers and ultra dense robina sidewalls these cores are at the top of the range in weight and performance while being sustainable. All cores are FSC certified and are sourced from sustainable forestry. We use branding-irons for our topsheet design. The surface of the vaneer is burned and changes color which is a perfect contrast to the color of the oiled wooden topsheet vaneer.


winter is back

is the first in a series of short motion pictures about our passion skibuilding and skiing. More will follow, stay tuned | Rider: Simon Charriere | Camera: FB Photography/Klemens Brysch/Sean Charlton White | Music: smile now go | locations: Switzerland and Japan


Ambassador Team

To develop, test and push our products, we work together with a team of passionate mountain professionals. When we form a partnership with an athlete, we are looking for skiers that want to ride one of the best freetouring skis in the world and are committed to the same passion for ultimate performance, quality and sustainability as we are. Follow the latest news and stories from our team on our social media channels: INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK

Ambassadors: Janine Tschanhenz (A), Alex Gammeter (CH), Denys Thommen (CH), Pierre Monnier (JP)

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