This is anedoctal and not really 100% fitting in this WC question but, in the valley (the resort is actually the Adamello Ski area) I go to ski since 2011, and have frequented since my teen age years and even before (one of the places for summer ski, many many years ago, now the "Glacier is gone" and "Summer skiing" is confined to May-June at most) the presence of the Voelkl brand has been dominant until...well unt8il 2011-2012.
Since then, Blizzard/Tecnica have completely wiped out that presence and are the dominant Brand I see on foot of Master racers and Juniors alike. Not to speak of the Freeskiing/Free-riding side.
Of course this has a lot to do with the on-mountain rep/ambassarod who's done an excellent work, still I wonder what kind of "blunder" Voelkl did hre in this valley. When I arrived "back", in 2011 instructors and racers wore Dalbello Scorpions and skied Voelkl. As said, since then trhings have completely changed (and might change again).
So, I do not believe that Blizzard will be pulled out of the WC, with that kind of investment in young skiers / racers...On the contrary it looks to me that they are gorinw the new breed of racers...
At the time I write, I am lusting after a women WC GS Blizzard 188 ski that the on the mountain main dealer has to sell (probably will remain unsold, too much of a ski for the normal users, what with the R=30mt). I am not a top notch skier but I've been used to buy that kind of skis in the past unsold (too high performanced skis for the general public to appreciate/correctly exploit to full satisfaction) because of the good deal. Then I used to "man up" and ski with the beast at the best of my capabilities. With age and fading health...came the decision to switch to a softer, gentler kind of ski (like the 178 Hot Rod I ski now)...but this deal, plus the increaed ski days stat an a little returning physical form, might put me on that track again.
If it will ever happen, it will definitely be on a Blizzard GS ski.