As a world-renowned ski and snowboard destination, it’s no surprise that Colorado has its share of ski and snowboard manufacturers. After all, there is nobody better to craft your shredding equipment than someone who is familiar with the intricacies of the slopes. Several of these manufacturers have gained a reputation for quality craftsmanship among skiers and boarders everywhere. If you are looking to sport a little home-state pride on the slopes, look no further than the following ski and snowboard equipment manufacturers.
Never Summer Industries
Available at 303 Boards
1338 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
One of the most popular snowboard brands in Colorado, Never Summer Industries is quickly making a name for itself in both national and international snowboard circles. Never Summer makes a full range of snowboards, longboards and accessories for people of all boarding preferences. Whether you prefer a board for tricks, a board for speed or a newbie board, you can be sure to find one that suits you. Available at ski and board shops all over the state, there is a Never Summer board at your fingertips.
Available at Colorado Ski and Golf
8691 Park Meadows Center Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Much like the right tire can make your drive less bumpy, so can the right pair of skis. Denver’s own Icelantic is known for creating skis that make your trip down the hill more fun and exciting. Icelantic offers several different models for men and women of all skill levels. If you are a woman who wants to ride on a less delicate ski, Icelantic has a model for you. If you are a novice who doesn’t want to shoot like a rocket on your first run, Icelantic has a model for you too. Its website has a tool in which you can choose your preferred snow conditions and ski hardness, and then Icelantic will recommend a model.
Available at All Boards Sports
1750 30th St.
Boulder, CO 80301
From split boards to a side cut swallowtail board to traditional snowboards, Venture Snowboards is a good brand for boarders who want to try something new. Venture Snowboards is all about putting new spins on traditional gear to change the way in which people ride. The Euphoria model was designed by a pro surfer and looks more like a surfboard than a snowboard. This design allows riders to “surf” the powder, and it is easier to maneuver in deeper snow conditions. The split boards are great for people who want a little more flexibility to control their feet while boarding. Available throughout the US and internationally, Venture Snowboards is well on its way to becoming one of the kings of the mountain.
Available at Eskimo Ski and Board Shop
8265 S. Holly St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Having customized snowboards in Summit County since 1995, Unity Snowboards is intimately familiar with Colorado mountains. Eventually, Unity became well known on the competitive snowboarding circuit, and now its boards are popular all over the world. With many models for all different conditions, there is a Unity board for anyone. The Reverse boards are perfect for anyone who wants to ride in deep conditions, as it is easier to control and floats more easily in deep snow. The Dominion model has stiffer tails and side cuts that make them ideal for riding big mountains. Pick up a Unity board for a world-class boarding experience.
Wagner Custom Skis
Available at Larry’s Bootfitting
1665 Folsom St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Dedicated to providing skis that fit properly and ensure optimal performance, Wagner Custom Skis is a popular brand among ski enthusiasts. Sold exclusively by retailers that are experts in boot fitting, or on its website, Wagner skis are specifically tailored to your individual needs. With these custom skis, you can create your own design, your own shape and your own weight to get a pair of skis that is perfect for you and only you. If you are a skier who isn’t interested in cookie-cutter skis or simply want to improve your performance by fitting your skis to your body, check out Wagner Custom Skis.
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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.