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11.12 Lineup Available for Pre-Order!

Though summer is in full swing, here at Venture we haven't stopped thinking snow for a second. We are busy building boards and gearing up for winter.

The annual revamp of our website for the 11.12 season is now complete so give it a gander and get all the beta on our latest and greatest board lineup, including the new Johan Olofsson signature model, the Odin.

Pre-order now through the Venture Webstore and reserve the board of your dreams before they sell out!

TWS Biz Profiles Venture

We were recently interviewed by Transworld Snowboarding Business about Venture's ongoing commitment to the environment. Below is a snippet from the story:

"Lisa Branner and husband Klem stepped into the snowboard manufacturing ring 12 years ago, founding Venture Snowboards in remote Silverton, Colorado with the vision of creating a more environmentally friendly snowboard. Over the years, their vision and efforts have evolved.

Lisa won’t run a product just because it’s environmentally friendly; the product has to be durable, and Venture focuses on improving the quality and performance of its snowboards while minimizing environmental impact. The company only uses wood approved by the Forest Stewardship Council for their cores, uses a comprehensive recycling program and has converted its entire operation to run on wind power.

While the Branners and Venture continuously look at ways they can make their company more environmentally friendly, they also realize that these changes must be practical, and durability cannot be compromised—otherwise, they’ll just end up in the dump. Our contributor Michael Sudmeier recently caught up with Lisa Branner about Venture’s efforts to be more environmentally friendly." Check out the full story here!

King of the Hill

A big congrats to Will Brommelsiek, the new reigning King of the Hill!

Will recently won the King of the Hill big mountain snowboard competition at Thompson Pass, AK, riding his trusty Venture of course.

Way to go Will!

This accomplishment is not to be underestimated. Will competed against many well known pro riders like Rob Kingwill and Mike Basich, who placed 6th and 7th respectively, in the comp. It's also worth noting that two of the top five riders were on Ventures. The #4 competitor - Brandon Reid - also rides a Venture as his board of choice.

Check out these links for more info on King of the Hill and Tailgate Alaska:

Tailgate Alaska


Spring Fling!

Join us on Saturday April 2nd for our Spring Fling party! We'll be celebrating the return of the unguided season at Silverton Mountain with live music from Waiting On Trial and a raffle for lots of great prizes - including one of next's season's decks! The party gets rocking at 8 pm at Silverton's Pride of the West. This is a 21+ only event. See you there!


Gearing Up For The SIA Show

We're getting ready to hit the road for the annual Snowsports Industry America "Snow Show" in Denver, where we will unveil the 2011/2012 lineup. Transworld recently interviewed Venture's Lisa Branner about what's in store. Read the interview here,
and check out a sneak peak at the new line below!

Venture Featured in Hemispheres!

United Airlines' in-flight magazine is running a full page write up on our Zephyr splitboard - just in time for all those holiday travelers!  Check it out here!

6th Annual Season Kickoff Party!

Venture Snowboards and Ska Brewing are once again teaming up to welcome winter with our Sixth Annual Season Kickoff Party scheduled for Saturday, December 4th - opening day at Silverton Mountain!

For the sixth year running, the two homegrown Colorado companies are producing a small run of custom graphics boards and a special winter brew, both of which will be unveiled at the bash. This year's Season Kickoff features live music from Salem and Farmington Hill, Ska drink specials, and tons of giveaways from Ice Pirates Snowmobile Tours, Purgatory, Purl Wax, Silverton Mountain, Silverton Powder Cats, Smith Optics, Skullcandy, Spark R&D, TREW Gear, and Wolf Creek Ski Area.

The highlight of the evening will be the raffle for a coveted limited edition Ska/Venture custom snowboard. This year's deck features the Euphoria Pale Ale graphic and the distinctive Venture snowflake, and is destined to become a collector’s item for beer and snow lovers alike.

The Season Kickoff Party gets rockin' at 8 pm at Silverton's Pride of the West (1323 Greene Street). Cover charge is $6 and this is a 21+ event. Proceeds will benefit the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies in Silverton. For more information call 970.387.5269.


Win a limited edition Ska Modus Hoperandi Board!

We are teaming up with Ska Brewing to help raise funds for our public lands! Donate $17 to the Conservation Lands Foundation and you can be entered to win a limited edition, custom Ska snowboard emblazoned with their Modus Hoperandi graphic! Just CLICK HERE to enter before November 5th!


Born In The USA

How many snowboard companies actually produce their decks in the good old USA? According to Transworld, only seven! Venture is proud to be one of them.

Order Your Limited Edition POW Board Today!

To increase awareness of environmental issues and the global warming crisis, last winter Venture partnered with the nonprofit group Protect Our Winters (POW) for a snowboard design contest. The winning design, created by Canadian artist Julie Boake, artfully captured the contest's themes of winter, the environment, and activism.  This limited edition POW graphic is now available by special order on any of Venture's solid boards.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to POW to support their work to reverse the global warming crisis by uniting and mobilizing the winter sports community to have a direct and positive impact on climate change. Order your limited edition POW board today and help us support this worthy environmental cause!

Order Details:

  • Orders for limited edition POW boards must be received by August 15, 2010.
  • You may choose any length/width combination of our solid Zephyr, Storm or Helix models.
  • A 50% deposit is required at the time the order is placed.
  • POW boards will ship on a rolling basis from September - December 2010 as they come off the production line.


For more information about POW visit their


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