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!
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: