UpSkiing

UpSki logo is actually a snowboarder? April 07 2013

This came about last night over 1/2 dozen bottles of wine. Our logo image is actually a snowboarder UpSkiing.  In my mind I was really thinking he was Tele skiing... I mean come on... what's sexier than tele skiing???  ps... no, I don't tele, but my girlfriend does! Does this mean we need a new logo??... probably not, but I considered it.  The image came from a photo of JH...

San Juans April 03 2013

We spent  last week in the San Juans. Its Awesome down there!!... good snow, good friends, & good snow make for a good time! a 45minute skin from the top Red Mountain Pass is the standard kiting playground:  McMillian peak (12,800'). McMillian has broad west facing slopes that draw in great wind.  There are huts www.skihuts.com & www.skistpaul.com just below treeline making overnight access to this terrain very easy. That's...

close comfort March 22 2013

what to do on a sunny day before going skiing?  see how close we can get to pegging an UpSki on a solid object.  Yes thats our building right there.  The turbulence created by wind blowing around the building is pretty fun. Its actually pretty easy not to snag the canopy on the building even with such close proximity. ... drying out a canopy in the Confluence Overlook parking lot:...

March Madness! March 07 2013

March is here, A few of us got out Saturday and Sunday, and rocked it! Loveland pass is still very bony and avalanche prone.  But, there is safe terrain to be found none-the less!   We were also out on lake Dillon for the 3rd & final Dillon Snowkite race of the season.  It's awesome to see everyone getting out... The lake is good condition and will remain so for a while....

UpSki it! January 28 2013

We have been working hard... soon to be playing equally hard. We've been getting out with the newest gear... and simply put - its awesome... lighter weight, more compact, more powerful, simpler to use. We haven't timed it yet, But with the improvements in the harness and controls I'm pretty sure we can totally harness up and launch in one minute or less.   Way faster than walking kite lines......

Open House & Shop Tours: Sat Dec 8th December 02 2012

  UpSki openhouse flier.pdf Saturday Dec 8th noon - 6pm  1945 Delores Way, Carbondale, CO check the flier for more info!

IFAI summary November 16 2012

We are back from the IFAI, one of the largest international textiles manufacturing tradeshows.  Lots of exciting new technologies are developing, and there is a lot of cool fabric out there! We were very excited to see our favorite sewing machine motors awarded for “Best in Show”. These little (3/4hp) motors are compact, lightweight, and highly energy efficient… allowing us to ever so slightly reduce our energy impact.  And let’s...

To the IFAI! November 05 2012

The new shop is coming together... almost complete. We are headed off to the IFAI Expo  (Industrial Fabrics Association International) in Boston for the week! http://www.ifai.com/ifaievents/expoamericas