It is with great sadness that FIS learned of the passing of Josef Fischer, who passed away on Wednesday, 26th August at the age of 90.
Fischer Sports company received the sad news and made the announcement:
"Mourning for the last great leader of the Austrian ski industry. Honorary Councilor of Commerce Josef Fischer is dead.
Josef Fischer, recognized as an Honorary Councilor of Commerce in Austria, and the son of the founder of Fischer Sports, LTD who went on to own the company, passed away on August 26th at the age of 90. Though the book of the venerable Josef Fischer’s life has now closed, his life’s work- the last of the great Austrian ski companies- will remain 100% in his family’s possession."
FIS would like to offer its deepest condolences to Josef Fischer’s family, friends and loved ones, as well as to the Fischer company and the Austrian Ski Federation.