If you missed the chance to go to the 2014 Ski & Snowboard Expo this past weekend at the Colorado Convention Center be sure to mark your calendars for next November. The selection was massive, the discounts were unreal and the local brands showed up to send out their Colorado love.
Searching through the hustle of people and booths, we sought out the best local brands. Based throughout Colorado and creating Colorado custom products, these brands should be on your short list for new gear to test out this season.
“These are the raddest top sheets I have seen all season, maybe ever.” –Ski Pros
If you want a ski that is truly one of a kind, you need the handy work of the team at ROMP Skis. Based in Crested Butte, Colorado, this local ski company takes the idea of custom skis to the next level. Each ski is hand crafted, featuring their sustainable wood core, to the specific requirements of its skier. After submitting a skier information form depicting your ability, the terrain you want to shred and your personal physical dimensions, you will work alongside the ROMP team to customize every piece of your ski from camber to flex, even the top sheet. ROMP is the ultimate custom package.
“A true made-in-America Ski that ‘slays’ it.” –Meier.com
Recycling never looked so good. This local ski company is based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where founder Matt Cudmore and designer Rachel Cudmore craft handmade Colorado skis from Colorado trees. The Meier brand is rooted in Colorado making every pair of skis from local pines. They try to embody the Colorado state of mind to be humble, local and genuine. Great construction and Colorado pride are in spades with Meier; they also have an iconic Colorado flag inspired top sheet.
“Just getting ill.” –MBS Mountainboards Colorado
MBS Mountainboards let you snowboard year round on dirt, grass, rock or pavement with their revolutionary boards. Founded in 1993 in Colorado Springs, this Colorado company is the original mountainboard company pioneering the sport and growing their following right in Colorado. The MBS team is dedicated to the sport and as other companies have closed their doors MBS has continued to innovate and create new designs for riders to enjoy every kind of mountain. They have four distinct lines, showcasing different boards for every style of rider.