About:
Never Summer’s reputation of quality and durability began in the early years of snowboarding. Designing and building snowboards since 1983 has given us years of experience in testing and perfecting our snowboard designs and construction methods. We continue to work very closely with the world’s leading raw materials manufacturers and engineers to make sure every Never Summer snowboard is the most durable, high performance board on the planet!

Each snowboard is carefully handcrafted in our Denver, Colorado factory to precision tolerances. As a result, only the world’s best snowboard shops proudly sell our products. Focusing less on excessive promotion and hype, and more on using the highest quality materials, craftsmanship and customer service has made Never Summer the world’s premier independent snowboard company.

Contact:
Never Summer Industries
Global HQ and Factory
5077 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO. 80216 U.S.A.
phone: (303)320-1813
fax:(303)320-0771
info@neversummer.com

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hsfr
About:
Our company was officially founded in the fall of 2003 by a few friends in their twenties, living in Aspen Colorado. We worked multiple jobs, day and night, to save enough money to start our company. The designs, ideas, and philosophy of our company were in development for about two years before we saved up enough cash to officially incorporate High Society Freeride.

We wanted to build a business that embraced skiing and snowboarding equally, as Freeride sports. We strive to design and build the highest quality skis and snowboards for our supporters. All skis and boards are handcrafted using only the finest materials and production techniques. Limited production ensures quality control and eliminates brand saturation. We stand behind our skis and snowboards with a full one year warranty.

We know we are not the first company to make both skis and snowboards but we do feel that we are the first to do so out of pure love for both sports. Ski companies started making snowboards when they realized that the market was there and even some snowboard companies started to make skis when the twin tip boom started. Everything we design and manufacture at High Society is to benefit our team and athletes in their respective sports, not just to have products to market to the masses.

An important part of the High Society Philosophy is community involvement. We would be nowhere if not for the support of our friends, family, and community. It is for that reason we try and give back what we can. Our company is not capable of writing the big charity checks you see on TV but we do try and give a something back. This season we will be donating a portion of our online sales to charitable groups and organizations. If you have one you would like us to hear about, please let us know.

Something unique about HSFC is that not only are we completely 100% rider owned, but we are also 100% rider operated. We take pride in everything we do and appreciate any and all of your comments and ideas. It is the only way to improve. Thank you again for all your support. We look forward to hearing from you this season.

HSFC
PO BOX 6031
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
General Inquires – 970.922.0950
Fax – 970.922.0950

venture-snowboards
About Venture SnowBoards
THE VENTURE STORY

Venture is a small, independent snowboard manufacturer, nestled in Colorado’s remote San Juan Mountains. Owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Klemens and Lisa Branner, the company is dedicated to handcrafting high performance snowboards while minimizing environmental impact.

The dream of creating the ultimate ride began in the winter of 1986, when the financially strapped, 15-year-old Klemens built his first board with scrap materials from his father’s workshop: plywood, rubber straps, spray paint. It rode like a closet door, but he was hooked.

Over the next ten years, snowboarding played an increasing role in Klem’s life. His choice of graduate school was linked closely to his passion, and in 1997 he and his sweetheart, Lisa, moved to Fort Collins, Colorado – a stone’s throw from many of the state’s ski areas.

While studying engineering and renewable energy at Colorado State University, Klemens also worked part-time for a snowboard company. These experiences inspired him to incorporate sustainable materials and techniques into the snowboard manufacturing process. From this spark, Venture Snowboards was born in 1999.

In these early days, Klemens struggled to balance the business and his studies, both of which took a back seat to riding whenever snow began to fly. In 2000, he finished his degree, moved to Denver, and devoted himself completely to Venture. Lisa worked various day jobs to make ends meet, and burned the midnight oil to keep pace with the company’s marketing and public relations needs.

After a two-year stint in the big metropolis, where Klemens perfected his designs, the Branners grew tired of city living. They decided it was time to head for the hills and began scouting for a new location. Flanked by some of the most incredible mountains in the lower 48, southwestern Colorado emerged as a top choice.

The Branners relocated to the Durango area in the fall of 2002, where they focused their energies on taking Venture to the next level. After several winters of non-stop travel, endless demo tours, and countless sales visits, the company had outgrown the Branners’ cramped basement workshop. It had also expanded enough that Lisa could quit her day job. Following their addictions to snow and steep lines, in March of 2007 they moved Venture’s factory and headquarters to Silverton.

Situated at 9,318 feet above sea level, Silverton is surrounded by the rugged peaks of the San Juan Mountains, Colorado’s largest mountain group. Outside of Alaska, no other mountain range in the U.S. has a higher average elevation. The town is also home to the extreme ski area, Silverton Mountain, and its expert-only terrain. Combined with nearly limitless backcountry opportunities, it offers a perfect laboratory just steps from Venture’s front door.

Venture now inhabits a historic storefront on Silverton’s main drag, and is hatching a scheme to build its own factory just north of town. Groundbreaking is scheduled for spring of 2009. In keeping with the company’s environmental ethic, plans for the new 4,000 square foot building include passive and active solar features, as well as the use of sustainable, recycled, and reclaimed materials throughout.

There, with a small band of dedicated riders, the Branners will continue to operate one of the industry’s smallest and most progressive snowboard companies – and pursue their dream of creating the ultimate ride.

Contact Info:
Venture Snowboards
951 Greene Street
PO Box 547
Silverton, Colorado 81433 USA

donek1
About Donek Ski and Snowboards
Donek is a small company with a very dedicated, creative staff of riders. From our shop in Colorado, we handcraft some of the best boards and skis in the world. This is our passion and we intend to continue doing it as long as possible.

Our roots stretch back to 1987, we incorporated in 1995, and have grown without any outside funding. Since our first board, we’ve realized that several key elements are fundamentally important to our products and our success.

Innovative designs, advanced technology, and amazing performance define our products and our very real dedication to customer service keeps people coming back year after year. Simply put, we build skis and snowboards that we want to ride and treat people the way we like to be treated. It works – we hope that you’ll check out what other Donek riders say.

Contact Us
Donek Ski and Snowboards
Toll free in US: 877.53.DONEK
International/Colorado: 303.261.0100
Email: info@donek.com

Snot Spoty

About:
The Snot Spot® is made of soft, high-quality, moisture-resistant fleece and is worn directly over your winter glove, mitten, or even on a bare hand. It loops over one finger (or thumb, for mittens) and around the wrist to give you a large, always accessible surface to take care of those pesky drips. Whether you prefer to use your finger or the whole back of your hand, the Snot Spot is there for you. And with its form-fitting design, it doesn’t interfere with the use of ski poles, snowboard binding straps, shoe laces, or whatever other gear you may have in hand.

Contact Information:
When I Grow Up, Inc.
Attn: Snot Spot
P.O. Box 1465
Vail, CO 81658
Ph: 970-331-1792
Fx: 484-450-9469
Snotspot Website