This Ski Company Is Being Offered Up For Free

This Ski Company Is Being Offered Up For Free

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This Ski Company Is Being Offered Up For Free

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Photo Credit (+Cover Photo): Bluehouse Skis Facebook Page

Photo Credit (+Cover Photo): Bluehouse Skis Facebook Page

Just under 10 years since its founding, Bluehouse Skis is shutting down operations after a lack of revenue forced the owners of the craft ski manufacturer to close its doors.

The upside? The company owners are looking to pass on the ski brand to a new lucky owner(s). In their post to TetonGravity.com. the owners say that their decision to give away the company stems from what they refer to as, “a thanks to the community that helped us get started.” 

What’s the catch?

In what I’m referring to as the “freeski clause,” the new owners would be given all company assets including the brand as long as they manufacture a pair of skis for the founders each year the company remains in business (classic ski bum move). Also, they’d be on the hook to give a couple contest winners a pair of skis (funds were too low for the founders to make good on the contest).

Photo Credit: Bluehouse Skis Facebook Page

Bluehouse Skier Sending! | Photo Credit: Bluehouse Skis Facebook Page

However, before you go making skis for the godfathers of Bluehouse, the originators themselves will review all candidates through a video submission contest. The contest asks participants to create a video explaining, “why you want to take over Bluehouse and why you think you would be successful running it?”

*Videos can be sent via email can to adam@bluehouseskis.com

Here’s what’s included:

“Heated adjustable ski press and molds/casettes for 6 models in 2-4 sizes per model (2 molds per model), a homemade 3 axis CNC router, flatbed sublimation graphics press, a few thousand dollars worth of misc. raw materials- base, tipfill, edges and topsheet, a few dozen left over skis, a box full of demo bindings, vertical band saw and some miscellaneous hand tools. Note- we’ve gotten rid of a lot of stuff so the factory is not turnkey.”

About Bluehouse Skis

We launched Bluehouse in 2007 with the goal of selling great skis directly to end users and cutting out the retail relationship. Along the way we have created strong bonds with many loyal customers and fans. We have produced skis both overseas and in our own factory here in Utah. For the 2015/16 season we decided not produce another ski run and to sell through the small existing batch. As owners, our focus has been pulled in other directions and we have not had the time to give Bluehouse the attention it deserves. After long consideration of selling what is left of the company, we decided that this would be more fun to pass the baton to new ownership.

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