Why do we use 100% natural wood products (Aspen, Douglas Fir, Lodgepole Pine) harvested from Colorado? These days, it seems the buzzword is “save a tree” or “save the forest”. However, what many people don’t understand is that by managing a forest through scientific and correct silvicultural practices, cutting some trees actually makes the remaining forest healthier. In this time when we are experiencing historic bark beetle epidemics across the West, vast areas of aspen clones dead or dying, and continued record breaking wildfire seasons, good forest management is something people are starting to understand and support again. By using Colorado forest products to build Meier Skis, they are not only providing jobs and helping the local economy, the folks at Meier are making the forest a better place and more sustainable for the future (not to mention building a pretty amazing ski).
Wood is solid, just like a pair of Meier Skis. Many big box ski companies use man made materials such as foam, plywood, or metal at the core of their ski, which results in a whole lot of chatter. Our cores are hand picked in order to bring you the most stable fun ride of your life.
High Alpine Aspen is ultra lightweight and poppy, not to mention renewable. Aspen groves share one entire root system. What does this mean? Cut down one aspen tree, and three will grow in its place.
Clear top sheets…innovative or just honest? Maybe both. You won’t see clear top sheets with other ski companies. Why? Because it takes precision, care, and a passion for fine craftsmanship to grow a ski that is free of the manufacturing defects that you won’t see under a solid top sheet. We here are Meier Skis ripped apart countless pairs of skis from big box ski companies to the smaller brands in order to see what was hidden between the sheets….it wasn’t pretty.
We are proud to be a member of the Colorado Forest Products program (http://csfs.colostate.edu/cowood/cfp.html). We use Colorado wood to build some of the best performance cores out there. Visit the Colorado Forest Products website to find out more and to find other local Colorado businesses that utilize this remarkable resource.