Monday, January 26, 2015

N.E.L.T.S.

 Today, the CAPiTA Super Corporation announced that it is constructing The Mothership – the most progressive snowboard production facility in the world.
Located on 7 acres (28.000 m2) in Feistritz a.d. Gail, Austria, the 53,000 square foot (4.900 m2) facility will contain fully integrated production capabilities. Beyond the exclusive technologies and patented processes CAPiTA MFG is renowned for, the new facility will encompass all tooling, milling, printing, pressing, grinding, finishing, packaging and logistics in-house.
The advanced R&D lab will feature one of a kind capabilities such as a groomed, 3⁄4 mile (1.2 km) long testing slope on-site, while more rigorous testing will be done nearby on Nassfeld resort’s 30 lifts, two snowboard parks and 4,600 vertical feet (1400 m).
Focused on responsible manufacturing, CAPiTA MFG will be a zero CO2 emission, 100 percent hydro and solar powered factory – fueled by a new hydropower station built in cooperation with the local community. Utilizing new production technology, less energy will be required due to reduced process temperatures and specialized water pumps regulating climate control.
The company’s philosophy promotes sustainable initiatives, such as the development and use of reforestation certified wood cores and advanced industrial material recycling. Healthier production techniques will also be utilized, like water-based inks, plant-based resin and solvent-less finishing.
All current employees will be retained when the new facility opens in the Fall of 2015, comprising a multi-generational workforce that takes great pride in Austrian Made snowboard production.
In addition to sustainable power sources and lower emissions, CAPiTA MFG President Blue Montgomery states, “In 2013 we acquired the largest snowboard factory in the world, but production on that scale wasn’t our goal. The strategic purchase allowed us to retain proprietary machinery essential to our products as well as valuable transition time to execute on all aspects of a custom design and build factory. Our focus has always been on The Mothership – an all new, state-of-the-art facility for the future. Moving forward, our goal is to make the best snowboards in the world, utilizing socially responsible manufacturing for a dynamic and demanding marketplace.”

Get ready for some NEXT LEVEL TYPE SHIT.

Friday, January 09, 2015

No means yes


We're pretty lucky to have a dude like this steering the ship at Stevens Pass.  Bike park, October openers, rope tow parks...the dude is down to keep our hill fun.  Thanks for being you Joel.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Malkoski Christmas break 2014-15


We took off from Seattle on December 19th and made our way up to the cabin.  The mountain was scheduled to FINALLY open and run the rope tow and the bunny hill lift the next day.  Stevens ended up turning on a double lift and then ran the big lift to people with packs and beacons.  This did this thru out the break, of opening up a lift and giving the pow pow to the dudes that were smart enough to have back country stuff with them, which we made sure we always had.
Some people would say that the conditions in WA are marginal and that they are going to wait until the snow comes to get out there.  I say fuck that, look at how much fun the kids had with what some would call a shitty winter start.  It's not always about sunny pow days, it's more about being outside and getting rad with your bro's.  We rode 14 of the 15 days up there and smiled every day.  Dudes with a smile in this vid are Milo & Mac Malkoski, Matteo Soltran, Keala Cole, Wyatt and Owen Cline. 
Thanks to all our friends that came up and the mountains that continue to turn lemons into lemonade.  Also to Austin from Casual Industrees, the Foss Ramp crew, Mission Ridge for the passes and Stevens Pass for all that hustle. 

Waino's World

Local boy is gonna do something.  He "could" join the ranks of Goodwill, Bushell, and Diaz in Stevens Pass royalty.