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Next dates for a zai experience

zai and Livio Sport test day in Moena

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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zai ski test in Courchevel

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Courchevel FR

zai ski test in Courchevel

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2.12.2023 – end of the season
zai anniversary exhibition

Forms and Photographs from the Mountain World by zai
Location: Pontisella Stampa

The exhibition is a collaboration between zai's Benedikt Germanier and photographer and architect Kaspar Thalmann and their exploration of the mountain world. In the midst of the Alps, movement meets rugged material and craftsmanship meets aesthetics. Visitors are invited to observe, experience and touch.

The mountain is the origin and the centre. On its flanks, ski enthusiasts search for their own line. zai gives them the tools for this search. Founded exactly 20 years ago, zai represents the pinnacle of design, material, technology and manufacturing in the ski world. Strictly according to its own philosophy, zai follows clearly defined design criteria and forms. Only in this way can zai lead the way with unique product design and demands for quality, feel and emotion.

Whether avalanche protection structures, reservoirs or mountain landscapes: Kaspar Thalmann stages alpine themes compositionally and is convinced that despite a flood of images and short films, the time-honoured image has retained its charisma. With high demands on image composition, he creates iconographic works that show a different view of everyday things - also in a figurative sense. In his constant search for the "good picture", he strives for factual yet aesthetic images that transcend the fashionable zeitgeist.

The mountain is. It is inspiration as well as a place of refuge and awe. In design as well as in photography, we can approach it, work on it - but it will always outlive us. The exhibition seeks to visualise it in its concrete and playful realisation. But it also offers a starting point for going into the mountain world.

23.11. – 24.11.2023
zai x PIAGET Experience Days in Zermatt

We will meet on the evening of 23 december and spend a 2 day ski experience at Hotel Beausite. Together we will experience an introduction to zai's 2024 world and enjoy the slopes and culinary on the mountain. zai's Benedikt and his team will bring the latest developments of the company. Together we explore what is and what will be. Our ultimate goal is to make you a better skier. In the spirit of what is written in our poem: zai finds the line - that the mountain...

11.4. – 13.4.2024
WealthFit Masterclass in St. Moritz

Transform your understanding of wealth, challenge your physical boundaries, and unlock your potential. Benedikt Germanier and Christian Hille invite you to be a part of the Ubuntu WealthFit Masterclass.

Christian Hille: "By joining us, you're not just gaining knowledge; you're equipping yourself with tools to navigate the intricate terrains of the financial world. While the journey is yours, we ensure you're more than ready for every twist and turn."

Benedikt Germanier: "It’s about finance, and it's about overall wellbeing. We're diving into behavioral perspectives, building resilience, persistence, and grit in life and investing. It's about understanding and embracing the philosophy of ‘failing better and coming out stronger’."

The legendary 5* Hotel Waldhaus in Sils-Maria hosts our exclusive zai event in the Engadin. The hotel stands for personal guest service and offers culinary delights at the highest level.

Ubuntu: Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning 'humanity to others.' It is often described as reminding us that 'I am what I am because of who we all are.


Thursday, April 4, 2024
12:30 Welcome at the hotel bar
14:30 The Holistic Approach Dive deep into the intricacies of both wealth management and personal wellness. From understanding market cycles to the art of portfolio analysis
19:30 Dinner

Friday, April 5, 2024
08:30 zai skiing: The love of skiing and the search for their own line on the mountain unites zai enthusiasts. Zai brings its latest innovations. With zai we want to cross borders, to ski easier, more joyful, and accomplished.
13:00 Lunch on the mountain
14:30 Transfer to hotel
16:30 Hands-on Workshop: Real-world case studies, behavioral finance insights, and next-gen specific topics
20:30 Dinner

Saturday, April 6, 2024
07:30 Breakfast
09:00 Know-how transfer: Forging concepts and connections that transcend beyond the weekend
13:00 Lunch at the hotel
15:00 End of the event


3’700 CHF in a double room or 3’900 CHF in a single room.
Including skiing with the entire zai collection, welcome aperitif on Thursday, 2-day ski ticket, parking, 5* hotel accommodation, meals, and soft drinks
Exclusive: Travel expenses, alcoholic beverages, insurances are the responsibility of the participants.


Benedikt Germanier:  At the top of the ski world is zai. Innovation, design, and craftsmanship feed the brand’s radiance. The love of the mountain and the pursuit of technical perfection is the unifying element among zai skiers. Formerly Chief Strategist for UBS Americas, Benedikt Germanier returned to his native Switzerland in 2009 to become CEO and partner of zai. Prior to his career as an international economist, he worked as a professional tennis- and ski instructor and has always had a deep passion for movement. During this time, Benedikt managed sports camps with therapists, specializing in the Feldenkrais method & skiing.

Christian Hille:A seasoned finance professional with a multifaceted career marked by dedication, continuous learning, and proactive entrepreneurship. In key positions such as Board Member and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at Fürstlich Castell'sche Bank and Global Head of Multi Asset & Solutions at DWS, he has developed state-of-the-art wealth management businesses and overseen significant assets under management. A regular speaker on finance, sustainable investing, and fintech innovation, Christian also supports the entrepreneurial ecosystem as an Angel and VC investor. His academic excellence is highlighted by an MSc in Physics and an MSc in Mathematical Finance (with distinction) from Oxford University. Outside the financial world, he is passionately involved in sports as a former competitive athlete.