Innovations in Ski Manufacturing

As with any industry, mass production overseas and outsourced manufacturing can increase the odds of defective products making their way into consumers’ hands. In recent years, passionate skiers have worked to transform the ski industry themselves by building their own skis. In 2005, newbie ski company Moment manufactured around 250 pairs of skis, and is now producing close to 100,000 pairs each season.

Moment is the largest American brand making its own skis in an American factory, but they’re not the only ski “startup.” Smaller manufacturers have also found that consumers are willing to pay a premium for high-quality skis made in the US. Regardless of their size, ski manufacturers play a crucial role in the ski equipment supply chain, bringing winter athletes the supplies they need just in time to hit the slopes.

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