The father of Karl Molitor (Fritz) rents today’s shop-building of Molitor Sport Wengen. A small shop selling travel items and leather goods.
Fritz Molitor opens a shoemakingfactory, as many French soldiers rely on good footwear. After withdrawal of troops, two shoemakers work under Fritz Molitor. Mountain shoes, sports shoes and custom shoes are made.
Karl Molitor is born – in today’s shop-building, on the top floor.
The parents of Karl Molitor open another shop in Mürren, but this one already closes 3 years later. The constant back and forth was just too complicated.
Karl Molitor wins the legendary Lauberhorn downhill for the first time. It is the first of a total of 6 downhill victories, 2 slalom victories and 3 Alpine combination Goldmedals on the Lauberhorn. With 11 victories to this day Karl Molitor is the undisputed record winner at the Lauberhorn.
Karl Molitor finishes his career in ski racing after winning the silver (combination) and bronze (downhill) medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics.
In the same year he marries Antoinette Meyer. “It’s a nice, big wedding party,” notes Karl Molitor.
The race director-job of the legendary Lauberhorn race gets taken over by Karl Molitor. For 42 years he masters this task.
Signing a license agreement with Byson in Nara, Japan, for Molitor to fabricate the legendary Molitor ski boots under their own name.
After successful years with the Molitor ski boot, the competition is gradually becoming too strong. 800 to 1000 pairs of shoes would have to be produced daily to keep up with the other brands. The shoemaker factory in Wengen gets closed.
Karl Molitor is admitted to the Ski-Hall of Fame and is now officially a ski legend.
Beat and Elisabeth von Allmen (long-time employees) take over Molitor Sport Wengen.
Karl Molitor dies at the proud age of 94 years.