High Performance Wood Skis, Handmade in Colorado, USA
ESTABLISHED 2009 – FOUNDERs Ted Eynon & Matt Cudmore – EMPLOYEES: 12 – LOCATED IN Denver, COLORADO
THE STORY OF Meier:
We’re Eco-Friendly and Environmentally Conscious
Meier Skis makes high performance, hand crafted skis with respect for the environment. The materials we use in our hand built, hand crafted skis is eco-friendly and environmentally conscious.
We Use Non-toxic Super Sap
The resin that holds it all together. Made with Pine Oil and Recycled Vegetable Oil, this snappy resin uses no petrochemicals, which is better for us and better for your mother…Earth that is.
We Favor a Sublimated Topsheet
Many ski graphics are applied to the topsheet using highly toxic printing laquers. Meier uses special ink that is heat pressed into the topsheet. With our minimal graphics, we use less ink, less paper, and no toxic chemicals.
And Die Cut Bases
Once again, instead of using toxic laquer like the big box brands, we play arts and crafts like you did in elementary school. Yes, we cut our graphics out of only the finest base material: Dura Surf 4000 sintered bases are a fast and durable ride. Minimal base graphics also keep the ride smooth and clean without a whole lot of drag. No chemicals here, just some good old manual labor.
We Compost and Recycle Scraps
Thanks to Liz O’Connell, a friend and student working on her PhD in Sustainability, Meier Skis participated in a recycling and compost study conducted by Miss Liz herself. We found out that forty percent of all landfill waste can be composted. Whoa! So yes, Meier Skis composts all of our paper waste and recycles our leftover base material.
Even Our Sidewalls are Recycled
We found that our recycled ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) sidewall bonds amazingly to our aspen and beetle killed pine, and it’s bombproof.
We Buy Local When Possible
Meier Skis buys most of our materials and products locally, which grows our local economy and supports small business. Our manufacturing shop is located right in the Rocky Mountains, which means we buy metal, wood, ink, glue, and a whole host of supplies right from our neighbors. Saving gas and reducing our carbon footprint all at the same time is so much fun!