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March 15 2017: Craft Skis and Craft Brews

RESCHEDULED:  Thursday March 16, 2017 6pm

Celebrating Vermont's Craft Ski Makers--A Panel Discussion

Join us for great beer and a lively and interesting discussion on the new breed of small batch specialty skis. 

J Skis, WhiteRoom Silo Skis, Renoun, Oliver Blackman, with industry experts Eric Edelstein and Dave Schmidt

  • When: Now, Thursday, March 16, 2017 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Where: The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, One South Main Street, Stowe, VT
  • Free Admission, Donations  accepted at the door
  • Alchemist Beer and Cold Hollow Cider

Dave Schmidt, a longtime ski and snowboard industry consultant, will moderate a panel discussion with:

  • Jason Levinthal the founder of Burlington's J Skis, Line skis and Full Tilt boots and a Ted Talks veteran
  • Vin Faraci, founder of Hyde Park's WhiteRoom Skis who handcrafts custom skis using cores from Vermont hardwoods with one-of-a-kind, hand-cut and inlayed wood veneer artwork
  • Lars Whitman of Silo Skis who makes skis in his solar powered workshop in Richmond, VT
  • Oliver Blackman , a Smugglers Notch ski instructor who builds skis for his own skiing pleasure
  • Cyrus Schenk of Renoun Skis, innovator with a passion for design, a deep appreciation of simplified engineering
  • Eric Edelstein, Exotic Skis, reviewer and industry analyst of small and innovative ski designers and manufacturers

Also: The grand opening of "Skis from Grant Reynolds Collection" exhibit, the evolution of skis from 1910 to 1990.

Here is your chance to see one of the foremost private collections of vintage skis.

Grant Reynolds of Tinmouth, Vermont, a collector of skis for 45 years, recently donated fifty pairs of his most interesting skis, made between 1910 and 1990. Grant, who’s passion for skiing was sparked in Vermont seventy-eight winters ago, will kick off the evening by introducing the collection which includes:

  • Wooden 215 cm. Kastle "Kombination" skis with Dovre cable bindings that Reynolds raced on while at Bates College in 1955
  • Stein Eriksen "Streamlines" that were purchased from Maurius Eriksen's famous shop in Oslo Norway in 1955
  • Erbacher "Pepi Schweigers" bought in Pforzheim, Germany in 1964
  • Rare Sohler 'Phantom' skis made in Richford, VT in 1975