At the 2009 World Championships in Val d’Isère, France, Carlo Janka captured the hearts of the Swiss nation when he put in a high-speed performance. He returned home with a gold medal in his suitcase, having made his international breakthrough in ski racing. But it didn’t end there: Carlo also amassed an Alpine World Ski Championship title and an Olympic gold medal representing Switzerland in ski racing, as well as countless World Cup successes. Though he’s now retired from competitive racing, Carlo Janka is still an important name in the world of alpine ski racing. His technique, his down-to-earth nature and his calm manner make him a role model for the next generation of Swiss skiers.


Born in 1986 in Obersaxen in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, the ski racer is still passionate about every discipline that involves speed – from downhill and giant slalom right through to super-G. It is precisely this passion for speed that makes him the ideal ambassador for the react brand.

With its innovative ShadeTronic® technology, react is revolutionizing the ski goggles market. The ski goggles are not only lightweight and stylish, but they also adapt to the surrounding light conditions in a lightning-fast 0.1 seconds, brightening or darkening the lenses precisely as needed. Equipped with the high-speed reaction of this technology, adrenaline junkies can reach even higher speeds on the slopes.


But his need for speed is not the only thing that links Carlo Janka to react. The Swiss heritage and the family-run structure of the company are also close to the skier’s heart. The react brand, which belongs to optrel sports ag, is family-owned, just like Carlo’s own company. After retiring, Carlo founded Janka Coachings, a consultancy company he runs together with his wife Jennifer, offering clients individual solutions in the fields of sport, nutrition and health.

This focus on sports and health once again neatly aligns with the react brand – making Janka and react a perfect match!


So, it’s no wonder that the partnership between Carlo and react is such a good fit. The values shared by Carlo Janka and react see them both racing down the slopes at full speed. Are you ready to master the slopes like Carlo?