Winter sports goods maker Skis Rossignol SA has sunk into a full-year loss for the year ended 31 March, hurt by inventory write-downs, a slump in the general snowboarding market, and restructuring actions.

Rossignol, which has signed a deal to be taken over by US sportswear company Quiksilver Inc, reported a full-year net loss of €25.0 million, compared to a profit of €7.2m in 2004.

2005 Revenue totalled €477.4m compared to €478.6m a year ago.