Buffalo NY Ski Maker Uses Sustainably Harvested Ash & Poplar Lumber

Buffalo NY Ski Maker Uses Sustainably Harvested Ash & Poplar Lumber


Buffalo NY Ski Maker Uses Sustainably Harvested Ash & Poplar Lumber


Really digging these skis put out but this high school technology teacher up in Buffalo, NY.  Jonathan Capozzi spent the last three years researching, designing and building a ski press so he make his own creations using sustainable materials native to his area.  Buffalo Magazine reports Capozzi is big supporter of  in local and American-made products, all but one of the many materials that comprise Old Growth Ski Co. skis are made in the U.S.

“The skis are built with locally and sustainably harvested ash and poplar lumber. All of the composite layers are manufactured in the USA. The veneer top sheets come from Certainly Wood, a veneer supplier in South Wales. They have a great team of people there, are a family owned local business and the salesman I work with is a neighbor.”

Check out this video to understand what the company is about and you’re looking for new pair of sticks for 2021/2022 definitely to check out Old Growth.

I’m Jonathan Capozzi, the guy behind Old Growth Ski Company. Born and raised in Western New York, I have always enjoyed creating things. From building ramps and dirt jumps as a teenager, to building canoes, furniture, and skis as an adult, ski building has been an exciting and engaging process to learn and improve and continue my lifelong passion for creating the items I love to enjoy. Old Growth comes from a desire to be completely engaged in every step of the process. I love to create, I love to be outside, and I love to go skiing.

Placing an order

Pricing on skis run from $899 for a standard shape to $1199 for a fully custom shape. If you are interested in having a ski made, the process starts with a $400 deposit. This secures your position in the production schedule. (Current delivery dates are in November 2021). From there we discuss what kind of skier you are, where you intend to use the ski, the available shapes and custom options, layups, and veneer options. Once we have all of the options finalized, I will begin production and get to work. Skis will be delivered waxed, tuned, and ready for mounting.

Bindings: I sell and will mount 22 Designs products. I have relationships with a few shops in Western New York that can satisfy all of your alpine binding and boot needs. If at any point you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out: jonathan@oldgrowthskico.com

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