Spending time in the mountains is the reason we at Fairweather Ski Works go to work. The experience of being on top of a peak (with a handcrafted pair of skis) rates right up there with love on the list of greatest things in life, and we want to enable that feeling in others. We are proponents of self-reliance; we’d rather build our own skis with good local wood and community support than buy one of 5,000 identical plastic pairs pressed out in a corporation’s overseas factory. We like seeing beautiful boards carrying us through the snow, and knowing that their construction did no harm to the forest below.
Fairweather skis and splitboards are built in the small town of Haines, 72 glacier miles and 15,000 feet below the icy summit of our namesake, Mount Fairweather. In this remote corner of Southeast Alaska, weather, snow and terrain combine to create the biggest and baddest backyard R&D laboratory in the industry. The storms that plaster the mountains and glaciers with overhead powder are the same ones that give rise to the rainforests where we sustainably harvest the wood for our cores and topsheets. We are proud share our work with like-minded people on mountains around the world.