After making the decision on what I wanted from the Folsom skis they made for me last winter, I had the opportunity to go down to their new location in Denver, Colorado and watch them make my planks from start to finish. I was hanging out eating pizza and wings in the shop for a bit over eight hours doing my best to ask questions, without getting too much in the way.
Mike has the process down to super efficient, while still paying attention to detail and avoiding costly mistakes. He’ll tell you it’s taken him quite a while to get to the point of being fast enough at the job to make enough skis to keep the business going.
This short little time lapse video will tell most of the story from the hours spent in the shop watching these guys work their magic on my touring and backcountry boards!
(WildSnow guest blogger Jordan White just got done with his epic SkiTheBig3 Alaskan mountaineering expedition. He used Folsom skis during the trip, and has a gear sponsorship from them.)
Jordan White is a strong alpinist who finished skiing all 54 Colorado 14,000 foot peaks in 2009. He guides, tends bar, and lives the all-around perfect life in Aspen.