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WORKING THE DREAM
Mountain Magazine 06.14
Outdoor companies thriving in mountain towns...

TGR STAFF PICKS: SNOWBOARDS
Teton Gravity Research 05.06.14
After Colorado living for six years, I was craving the chance to strap into a board from Silverton-based Venture Snowboards...

ULTIMATE SET-UP: SPLITBOARD
Mountain Magazine 02.04.14
Essential gear for snowboarders who schralp the backcountry...

INSIDE 5 INDEPENDENT, AMERICAN-MADE SNOWBOARD BRANDS
YoBeat 11.12.13
In honor of Veteran’s day, American pride and the pursuit of stories that will get a lot of traffic, we caught up with five independently owned brands manufacturing right here in the United States...

BEHIND THE BRAND: VENTURE SNOWBOARDS
ESPN 11.01.13
Venture Snowboards are designed and built in Silverton, CO, one of America's highest towns at 9,305 feet and home to the Lower 48's rowdiest terrain and about 531 of its heartiest souls...

THE BEST SNOWBOARDS OF 2014
Outside Magazine 10.21.13
Venture is based in Silverton, CO, and if you've been to Silverton Mountain...you'll understand why the Skylar is designed the way it is...

2014 EDITORS' CHOICE: VENTURE ZELIX
Backcountry Magazine 09.13
The Zelix is a powerful directional twin that's playful in mellow terrain and steps it up in the steeps...

VENTURE OPENS SOUTH AMERICAN DEMO CENTER
Transworld Snowboarding 08.02.13
Venture Snowboards and Sledchile Backcountry Adventures have teamed up to open a South American demo center in Malalcahuello, Chile...

2013/2014 ODIN SPLITBOARD REVIEW
Mountain Weekly News 04.27.13
When it comes to looking for a burly big mountain shred stick the best place to turn is Venture Snowboards based in Silverton, Colorado...

SNOWBOARD SHAPES BREAK THE MOLD FOR 2014
Transworld Business 03.13
While surfers have long treated board shaping as an essential and sacred craft, snowboarders have been slow to adopt such a perspective. For many riders, the last time they talked about shapes was in their high school geometry class...

VENTURE BRINGS THE BACKCOUNTRY TO SIA
Topline Magazine 02.13
While Venture has been building backcountry snowboards in Silverton, CO for 6 years now, they originally got their start far before that...

COLORADO SNOWSPORTS GEAR SHOWN AT SIA
Denver Post 02.13
Colorado's vibrant stable of niche snowsports gear and equipment makers is expanding while the national snowsports retail market weathers a downturn...

2013/14 SNOWBOARD PREVIEW
Transworld Business 01.13
An interview with Venture's Klemens Branner about their 2013/2014 lineup, which will be unveiled at the SIA show later this month...

BEST SNOWBOARDS OF 2013
Men's Journal 11.12
Named for a Norse god, this board was honed in Silverton, Colorado, home to some of the continent's gnarliest terrain. Ride it and you can tell why...

2012/13 VENTURE SPLITBOARDS
Poor Man's Heli 11.12
In this year’s look at new skiboard hotness are the love children of Klemens and Lisa Branner, the first couple of splitboarding...

VENTURE EUPHORIA
Thegoodride.com 11.12
The Venture Euphoria makes the most out of float and it’s almost virtually impossible to sink...If you are a surfer who only goes to the mountains when the powder is super deep then this could be all you need....

REVIEW: 2013 VENTURE EUPHORIA
Powderboardreviews.com 11.12
It’s clear why Venture calls the Euphoria a "pow surfer." Not only does it echo a surfboard’s shape, the ride has a float and buoyancy that I’ve never felt on a snowboard before...

MUCH AWESOME: VENTURE ODIN
muchawesome.com 10.12
Few places in North America inspire the kind of snow-deluged escapism that Silverton, Colorado does.  It’s no surprise that Venture Snowboards has been churning some of the industry’s best freeride sticks out of Silverton for about half a decade...

2013 EDITORS' CHOICE: VENTURE EUPHORIA
Backcountry Magazine 09.12
Venture's Euphoria is a powder-specific snowboard that opens up new possibilities in the backcountry...

REVIEW: 12.13 HELIX
Shayboarder.com 08.04.12
With bomber-proof construction by Venture, don’t let this true twin model deceive you…it’s built for the mountain, the backcountry and hauling ass on a twin shape...

2013 EUPHORIA POW SURFER
Biglines.com 02.12
Game changing equipment for fall 2012 as chosen by Biglines.com staff. Venture Snowboards' Euphoria Powder Surfer is a powder surfer available in a splitboard...

VENTURE ZEPHYR SPLITBOARD REVIEW
Mountain Weekly News 02.12
Over the past month and half my dog and I have been out touring and riding in the Washington backcountry thanks to an incredible splitboard from Venture Snowboards...

REVIEW: 2012 VENTURE STORM
Blister Gear Review 02.12
When I first saw the Venture Storm, I had a few hunches about how it would ride...

FREQUENCY APPROVED: VENTURE STORM-R SPLITBOARD
Frequency 01.12
The Venture Storm-R, which is also available as a solid deck, is undoubtedly frequency TSJ approved and we look forward to future offerings from their factory in the San Juan Mountains...

MEET THE BRANNERS
Backcountry Magazine 01.12
As a married man, I know there are plenty of unspoken matrimonial rules...Somehow, husband and wife Klem and Lisa Branner manage to defy the odds...

2012/2013 SNOWBOARD PREVIEW
TransWorld Business 01.12
An interview with Venture's Lisa Branner about their 2012/2013 lineup, which will be unveiled at the SIA show later this month...

ODIN SNOWBOARD REVIEW
Mountain Weekly News 12.11
Named after the Norse God of War and Wisdom, the Odin exudes the feeling of a sacred object endowed with special magic before even strapping in...

VENTURE/SKA PARTY MEANS SKI SEASON HAS BEGUN
Durango Herald 12.11
Ski season is here. And while it may have snowed a handful of times since August, the official kickoff to Silverton Mountain’s season will come Saturday...

AS GREEN AS IT GETS
Elevation Outdoors 11.11
Silverton-based Venture handmakes its board cores using sustainably grown and harvested hardwoods certified by the Forest Stewardship Council...

2012 GEAR OF THE YEAR: VENTURE ODIN
Outside Magazine 10.11
A big mountain beast that can hold an edge, this bomber freeride focused hard-charger likes room to roam...

2012 GEAR GUIDE EDITORS' CHOICE: VENTURE ODIN
Backcountry Magazine 10.11
New this year, the Norse God of Snowboards comes from design collaboration between famed freerider Johan Olofsson and Venture's engineer/owner Klemens Branner...

REVIEW: 2012 VENTURE HELIX
Snowboard Canada 10.11
While many brands focus their attention on making freestyle boards for sculpted and specially formed parks, Venture sticks to their big mountain roots and has created a freestyle board that’s made for just that – big riding...

SNOWBOARD REVIEW: 11/12 STORM SPLITBOARD
Shayboarder.com 10.11
The Venture Storm is their freeride/powder board that is designed to tackle everything the mountain throws at it...

REVIEW: 2012 VENTURE ZEPHYR
Snowboard Canada 10.11
Venture has been around for just over ten years, constructing boards by hand in Silverton Colorado that are designed to ridden everywhere and over anything...

VENTURE SPLITBOARDS 2011-2012
Poor Man's Heli 10.11
If you’ve been paying any sort of attention you know that this year is the year splitboarding goes uber-mainstream, with all the good and bad that comes with that soon to follow...

ECO INNOVATIONS FOR A NEW ERA
TransWorld Business 04.11
In an industry built on marketing, the focus on more environmentally friendly products and processes in action sports could translate to a great comic...

VENTURE'S EVOLVING ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS
TransWorld Business 04.11
Lisa Branner and husband Klem stepped into the snowboard manufacturing ring 12 years ago, founding Venture Snowboards with the vision of creating a more environmentally friendly snowboard. Over the years, their vision and efforts have evolved...

REVIEW: 11/12 VENTURE ZEPHYR
Blister Gear Review 04.11
Venture Snowboards has been on my radar ever since they moved to Silverton. I was living in Durango at the time and was very impressed with a start-up company moving to the remote San Juans...

JOHAN OLOFSSON: STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT
ESPN.com 03.31.11
It's white-knuckled driving in a whiteout on Red Mountain Pass between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado. Somewhere up top, across from a snowed-in Port-a-Potty and "Chains Required" sign, I'm due to meet Johan Olofsson and Venture Snowboards co-owner Klem Branner...

INDUSTRY PROFILE : VENTURE SNOWBOARDS
Blister Gear Review 03.11
When riding in the backcountry, whatever is strapped to your feet needs to perform. Steep chutes, tight trees, or sweet, untracked pow fields are all lousy places to learn that your board is subpar...

2012 PRODUCT PREVIEW: VENTURE SNOWBOARDS ODIN
Stokelab 02.11
The new Odin is brainchild of famed rider Johan Olofsson and Venture Snowboards co-owner Klem Branner. Resulting from the design collaboration is a snowboard suited to Olofsson's style...

GREEN: VENTURE SNOWBOARDS
Shred Betties 02.11
Venture Snowboards has been at the forefront of the green movement in snowboarding from day one...

2011/12 BOARD PREVIEW
TransWorld Business 01.11
VP of Venture Snowboards, Lisa Branner, lends insight on their 2011/2012 season...

VENTURE HELIX SNOWBOARD REVIEW
Mountain Weekly 01.11
Precision is the keyword. This board is light and responsive. When holding it, one can feel the power of the agility in their hands...

VENTURE STORM SNOWBOARD REVIEW
Mountain Weekly 12.10
This board is a beast that will only be satiated in deep powder. Waiting in the lift line before riding it, I got the feeling that I was strapped to a missile...

GOODS
United Airlines Hemispheres 12.10
For a snowboarder who loves to carve long, surfy turns through a backcountry powder paradise, there have long been exactly two options: Shell out for a snowmobile, or strap your board to your back and walk...

THEIR TAKE: INTERVIEW WITH VENTURE SNOWBOARDS' LISA BRANNER
The Angry Snowboarder 11.10
Silverton Mountain is home to some of the best freeriding that can be done in the San Juan Mountains, it also houses Venture Snowboards run by Klemens and Lisa Branner...

GEAR REVIEW: ZEPHYR SPLITBOARD
Backpacker Magazine 09.10
Snowboarders who want to hit backcountry terrain have two options: snowshoe to your line with your board strapped to your pack, or invest in a splitboard...

2011 GEAR GUIDE: EDITOR'S CHOICE
Backcountry Magazine 09.10
Adept at tight turns and straightlines through hard and soft conditions, the Zephyr won over testers with its responsive ride and predictability. The Helix excels on backcountry jibs and riding switch, but holds its own on steep, high-speed descents. Built for big lines and soft snow, the Storm is predictable, stable and surprisingly versatile...

REVIEW: 2011 VENTURE STORM
Powderboardreviews.com 07.10
Many boards are fun to ride. Only a rare few make you a better rider...

TRAVEL BY TWO: HELIX-R SPLIT
Transworld Snowboarding 04.10
This board was cooked up in the cold mountain valley of Silverton, Colorado, where it was handcrafted from scratch...

JOHAN OLOFSSON SIGNS WITH VENTURE
ESPN.com 03.10
If you like big mountain freestyle, thank Johan Olofsson. The Swede could almost have a copyright on what is arguably the most exciting and aesthetically-pleasing style of snowboarding...

REVIEW: VENTURE SPLITBOARD
Gear Junkie 03.10
For skiers and snowboarders who crave powder, it’s only a matter of time until they look away from the resort and toward the backcountry where pow is abundant...

COLORADO HEAD-TO-TOE
Westword 02.10
We recently caught up with company co-founder Klemens Branner to learn more about the tiny company known for making the best split boards and backcountry bombers in the biz...

BEST GEAR: COLORADO HOMEGROWN
Elevation Outdoors 10.09
For the past decade Lisa and Klemens Branner have been crafting boards and testing them in the local San Juan backcountry...

VENTURE STORM VOTED "BEST OF TEST"
Snowboarder Magazine 09.09
We headed to Keystone to test the tastes of some rugged Colorado mountain people, and it didn’t surprise us in the least to find the top boards chosen were freeride and all mountain freestyle shapes. Interestingly enough, Colorado...was the only stop on our radar where a local board company made the list...

2010 GEAR GUIDE: EDITOR'S CHOICE
Backcountry Magazine 09.09
Testers found the Storm weathered turbulent and placid conditions equally well...Loving the tip-and-tail rocker testers tripped out on the Helix [and the] Euphoria scored off the charts for soft-snow performance...

SHRED LIGHTLY: INDUSTRY INNOVATORS
Transworld Snowboarding 09.09
The snowboard industry is in a stiff paradox: we rely on cold, unpolluted winter environments for our fun, but by definition, we're in the business of making an endless stream of consumables...

SPLIT PERSONALITY
Inside Outside 02.09
What kind of freak skis up a mountain and then snowboards down on the same equipment he used to ski up? Someone with an infectious case of yahoo, that's who...

CATCHING UP WITH VENTURE SNOWBOARDS
Transworld Business 12.04.08
Nestled at over nine thousand feet above sea level in the remote and waned mining town of Silverton, Colorado lies the grassroots company Venture Snowboards...

SNOW ANGELS
Reno News & Review 12.04.08
Eco-friendly snowboards combine respect for design and nature...

VENTURE SNOWBOARDS
Bombsnow 11.08
Is it a good idea to work with your sweetie? If the result is anything like snowboard junkies Lisa and Klemens Branner's snowy startup, then hell, yes...

MUST HAVE: VENTURE SNOWBOARDS
SBCWomen.com 11.08
Venture Snowboards is based in Silverton, Colorado, an area known for its steep diverse backcountry terrain...

SPIN CYCLE
Backcountry Magazine 10.08
Sure you get a warm, fuzzy feeling when your consumer dollars go to a company that champions the environment. But is eco-stamped gear making a difference?...

2009 GEAR GUIDE
Backcountry Magazine 09.08
A slew of manufacturers released eco-friendly snowboards for '09, joining companies like Venture...who've led by example for years...

BEING THE BOSS
Powder Room 05.08
Lisa Branner talks about life running Venture Snowboards...

VENTURE FACTORY TOUR
AllUs Magazine 04.08
Deep in the matrix of the San Juan Mountains a group of riders is making small-batch, handcrafted, high-quality snowboards...

WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY: INTERVIEW WITH LISA BRANNER
Shred Betties 03.17.08
Flipping through your average glossy snowboard magazine, you wouldn't think women have that much influence on the snowboarding industry at all. Behind the scenes, seems like another story entirely...

THE GREEN REPORT
Future Snowboard Trade News 01.08
Environmental leaders of the snowboarding industry are revealed...

MELTING AWAY: CAN SUSTAINABLE SKIS AND SNOWBOARDS SAVE WINTER SPORTS?
E Magazine 01.08
Ski and snowboard companies are finally beginning to recognize the fallacy of relying on winter for business while simultaneously contributing to its destruction. From solar-powered factories to sustainable materials; carbon offsets to rainforest preservation programs—some companies are making sustainability a priority...

VENTURE SETS UP SHOP IN SILVERTON
Transworld Business 12.07
A grassroots snowboard brand owned by husband-and-wife team Lisa and Klemens Branner has gone from making boards in the couple's Durango, Colorado residence to a 2,500 square foot facility in the tiny mountain town of Silverton, Colorado...

HOT LIST: COMING DOWN THE PIPE
Outside Magazine 11.07
Ditch the snowshoes and grab the Divide, a backcountry splitboard with a sustainably harvested poplar-and-ash core - all part of the environmental bent of eight-year-old Venture...

2008 BOARDS OF THE YEAR
Future Snowboarding 10.07
Here's one reason to support this small independent company: they're green. Venture runs their Colorado facility 100-percent by wind power and uses sustainably grown hardwoods for their cores...

GREENING THE GEAR
Washington Post 09.11.07
From natural cleaning products to hemp clothing, the Green Revolution has transformed the contents of our kitchen cabinets and closets. Now, sporting and fitness goods manufacturers are taking the trend outdoors...

2008 GEAR GUIDE
Backcountry Magazine 09.07
The divide between sustainability and snowboarding is shrinking due to Venture's modus operandi: maximize performance while minimizing negative ecological and social impacts...

GREEN GEAR
N'EAST Magazine 03.07
The only thing better than gear that performs, lasts, and looks good is gear that makes a positive impact on the environment. Here, we pass our favorites on to you...

GEAR BOX: VENTURE DIVIDE
Backcountry Magazine 02.07
There's nothing like Northeastern boilerplate for testing the tensile strength of Venture's late season splitboard release - the Divide...

SNOWBOARD FIRM PLANS MOVE TO SILVERTON
Denver Post 11.27.06
Venture Snowboards is joining two other snowsports firms in the tiny town, becoming known as an extreme-sports center...

SKI AND BOARD REVIEW 2007
Couloir Magazine 11.06
Venture makes beautiful, handcrafted boards out of Durango, Colorado, and the first thing we noticed about the Euphorias was their subtle styling...

IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREEN
Transworld Business 11.06
Silverton, Colorado to be new home for environmentally conscious Venture Snowboards...

2007 BOARDS OF THE YEAR
Future Snowboarding 10.06
Go up, up, and away on this poppy board. Strength, stability, and pop were common notions our testers deployed when rating the Venture Zephyr...

RIDING FOR THE PLANET
The Durango Telegraph 06.01.06
A local company is taking advantage of its summer vacation to get a little greener. Venture Snowboards, a snowboard manufacturer based in Bayfield, is now the newest member of the grassroots environmental group One Percent For The Planet...

VENTURE JUST MIGHT BE ONTO SOMETHING
Lifelounge Magazine Online 04.03.06
Snowboarding doesn't often tread the path towards being an ecologically sound sport. Sure, while you're up in the hills breathing in the crisp mountain air you may feel more connected to mother earth, but you're actually giving her a swift kick up the clacker...

GREEN SNOWBOARDING
Whitelines Snowboard Magazine 02.06
How green is your snowboard equipment? Statistically, probably not very green at all, because a thumb through the average snowboard brochure reveals that very few products take notice of the impact they make. Venture Snowboards has three models in their...

SOCIAL SENSIBILITY: SUSTAINABLE SNOWBOARDS
Experimental Eco-Design: Architecture, Fashion, Product 11.05

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: VENTURE'S ZEPHYR SNOWBOARD
Sustainable Industries Journal Northwest 03.05
With global warming bearing down, who knows how much snow the Pacific Northwest can expect? As long as powder remains, Venture Snowboards will endeavor to build a more environmentally correct board...

MANUFACTURING FOR THE MOUNTAINS
Four Corners Business Journal 02.05
Some may speak of fine hand-craftsmanship as a dying art form, but it does continue to be coveted in today's sustainable and new cottage industries. Venture Snowboards is a case in point...

RIDING ON THE WIND
The Durango Telegraph 12.02.04
P-tex, powder and wind are together at last, thanks to the efforts of locally based Venture Snowboards. The snowboard manufacturer, near Bayfield, has converted its operation completely to wind power, a first in the snowboard industry...

SKA BREWING TEAMS UP WITH VENTURE SNOWBOARDS
Rocky Mountain Brewing News 12.04
Ska Brewing is teaming up with local San Juan based Venture Snowboards to create a few decks with graphics derived from the Robust Reincarnation series...

ENVIROBOARDS: SAVING THE PLANET ONE SNOWBOARD AT A TIME
Breathe Magazine Winter 04
Picture our beloved Rocky Mountains without their massive glaciers, now only pools of water where the glaciers used to lie. Envision the winter season never coming to our great white north again...

COOL COLORADO STUFF
Colorado Biz 01.04
While studying the engineering of renewable energy at Colorado State University in the late 1990s, Klemens Branner started working for a snowboard company on the side. It didn't take long for him to meld the two concepts into his own startup...

CORE VALUES: SMALL IS BETTER FOR 'MICROBREW OF SNOWBOARDS'
The Durango Telegraph 11.06.03
Klemens Branner has always been inventive. Intrigued by a snowboarding scene in a James Bond movie in 1986, the financially strapped 15-year-old fashioned his own...

COVER PHOTO, ISSUE #3.1
Frequency: The Snowboarder's Journal Fall 03

VENTURE SNOWBOARDS GOES ORGANIC
ONBOARD European Snowboarding Magazine 10.03
The production of snowboards is not a particularly environmentally friendly process. However, for the coming season, Colorado-based Venture Snowboards is trying to lessen its impact on the environment...

COLORADO MATTERS: DAN DRAYER INTERVIEWS KLEMENS BRANNER
Colorado Public Radio 03.18.02
As an avid snowboarder, Klemens Branner values pristine landscapes as much as a good ride. He decided to see if he could bring the two values together in producing snowboards and started Venture Snowboards in Denver...

VENTURE SNOWBOARDS PRACTICES CONSERVATION
Transworld Snowboarding 01.25.02
Venture Snowboards, a Denver-based snowboard manufacturing company, has been certified by the SmartWood Program of the Rainforest Alliance for its exlusive use of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood...