Tragic Death of Hervé Maneint in Chamonix

Skiing accident claims the life of SCOTT's legendary Ski & Ski Boot Senior Product Manager

The SCOTT Sports family is in shock after the tragic news that, Ski & Ski boot Senior Product Manager, died in a skiing accident in Chamonix, France on Friday afternoon.

Hervé, born 1961, was hit by a falling rock when skiing with two mountain guides and one more person; he died instantly.

Hervé Maneint had worked for SCOTT since 2000. He was responsible for the entire Ski and Ski boot development at the company and a great ambassador for the passion of skiing beyond

Beat Zaugg, CEO of SCOTT, says, 'The passing away of Hervé Maneint is a shock for the entire company. We have lost more than just an enthusiastic employee. Hervé lived his profession with an incredible dedication. To him, his job was not work; it was his passion. Hervé was larger than life. He was loud, humorous, always had strong opinions, he could be annoying, irritating, but, above all he was alive and passionate. He loved his work, his skis, his boots, the sea and the mountains, his family,his wife and his two sons. And he had such a big heart. I know that this is a shock for our whole organization, but we will find the courage to go on to maintain his life spirit and the passion he had for his work.'

It was our privilege at Style Altitude  run a truly memorable interview with Hervé and 70s hot dogger, Bobbie Burns with the introduction of The Ski into the SCOTT quiver. Along with plenty of banter there was mutual understanding between the two legends of the ski world with  Hervé telling us that product design is 'about integrity, respecting each step, doing things the right way for the right reason; not taking shortcuts just to fit a marketing story'.

Along with the entire SCOTT family, our thoughts are with Hervé's family, his relatives and all his friends. Hervé will always be remembered for his great personality, his truly inspiring spirit and his heart-warming character.