Office and passion
This is how Liken Skis was born…
Oriol is the founder of the brand, an honest and adventurous mountaineer. Born in a small village in the Catalan Pyrenees surrounded by mountains, he discovered the passion for skiing. It is in the mountains where he experienced this connection with nature and the practice of skiing takes the most emotional and creative part of it.
An anxious and curious person, with a technological vocation and analytical mentality, he became an industrial engineer. For 15 years he worked as a project engineer in Barcelona, far from his dreams, until one day he noticed that he lacked the connection with the mountains and his passion.
For years he wanted to start a project related to engineering and his hobbies but it was not until a cold day in the fall of 2015 that, while talking with some friends, they came up with the idea of making their own skis.
The idea matured, it gained momentum and it became a great personal and professional challenge. For a time, it was compatible with his other job but the day came when he realized there had already been an irreversible mental change.
He left financial security, comfort and the city, to venture into the uncertain world of the entrepreneur where he could live more intensely connected to the environment, with a product that he is passionate about and with a job that makes him feel, every day, creative and aligned with his values and lifestyle.