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Descente stands for performance and excellence. From award winning designs, to conception, they incorporate cutting edge technology, fabric, quality and a fit that is second to none. For over 50 years, Descente has led the ski industry in expertise, functionality and innovation and outfitted millions of skiers and athletes alike. Founded in 1935, Descente has housed its headquarters in Osaka, Japan. The company name itself comes from the French term for downhill skiing. The Descente logo represents the three basic skiing techniques of schussing, traversing and sliding. It embodies their quest to be the best in all they do and their focus on the future. They are defined by technology. Driven by a passion and enthusiasm for the industry, Descente continues to push the design envelope with a superior fit made possible by our exclusive Motion 3-D fit and use of high performance technical fabrics, quality and exceptional attention to detail.