November 1, 2007

3rd Annual Season Kickoff Party - 12/8/07

Welcome winter in style! Join the Venture crew and the characters from Ska Brewing on Saturday, December 8th for our third annual Season Kickoff Party.

This year's bash features live music from The Freeman Social and In A Day, the release of Ska's winter brew, Euphoria Pale Ale - named after our powder board, of course - and a raffle for a coveted Ska/Venture custom snowboard. We'll have drink specials and tons of giveaways from Bubba's Boards, El Diablo Snowcats, Inferno Snowboard Shop, Kokopelli Bike & Board, Pedal & Powder, Purgatory, Purl Wax, Silverton Mountain, Spark R&D, and Wolf Creek Ski Area, to name a few. All party-goers receive discounted lift tickets at Silverton Mountain on Sunday!

The party gets rockin' at 9 pm at Silverton's Pride of the West Saloon (1323 Greene Street). Cover charge is $5 and this is a 21+ event.

September 15, 2007

Factory & Showroom Now Open

We're now officially open for business in our new hometown of Silverton, Colorado. Where better to locate a grassroots snowboard company?

Situated at 9,318 feet above sea level, Silverton is surrounded by the rugged peaks of the San Juan Mountains - Colorado’s largest mountain group. Outside of Alaska, no other mountain range in the U.S. has a higher average elevation. The town of Silverton is also home to the extreme ski area, Silverton Mountain, and its expert only terrain. Combined with the nearly limitless backcountry opportunities, it will serve as an ideal proving ground for our boards.

If you find yourself in our neck of the woods, come on by for a visit. We're located at 951 Greene Street, right next to the laundromat.

September 1, 2007

Zephyr Named "Most Valuable Product"

We're stoked to announce that our flagship board, the all-mountain Zephyr, has once again been named a Most Valuable Product by Future Snowboarding Magazine.

Future’s 2008 product review included more than 130 boards from 40 manufacturers. The focus of the test was on all-mountain boards – boards that excel regardless of terrain, conditions, or riding style. After being waxed, detuned and covered with a special decal to ensure anonymity, the boards underwent two weeks of rigorous testing at Northstar-at-Tahoe. Only 40 boards emerged with top honors and the prestigious FSMVP rating.

After being put through its paces, Venture’s Zephyr 151 Narrow has again landed in the top ten of the Women's Premium category, taking sixth place for boards in the $400 - $550 price range. Check out the News page on our website to read the review.

August 30, 2007

Ska Rides Again

Venture Snowboards and the characters at Ska Brewing are once again teaming up to produce a limited edition beer and a small run of custom graphics boards. This year's decks feature Ska's zany comic book characters, along with the distinctive Venture snowflake.

The partnership between Venture and Ska started when the two homegrown businesses came together to talk about how they could collaborate. "We jokingly refer to ourselves as the microbrew of snowboards because we build high quality boards from scratch," explains Venture's Lisa Branner. "Ska takes the same approach in crafting their beer, so teaming up seemed like a natural."

Several limited edition boards will be given away this winter at events across the state. Stay tuned for details - and look out for Euphoria Pale Ale on tap and in bottles throughout the southwest.

January 1, 2007

Movin' On Up

We're taking our environmental commitment to higher ground with a sustainable snowboard factory in Silverton, Colorado (elevation 9,318 feet). Design plans for our new 4,000 square foot building include passive and active solar features, as well as the use of sustainable, recycled, and reclaimed materials throughout. The building will house Venture's production facility, as well as administrative offices and a small showroom. Groundbreaking is planned for the spring of 2009. In the meantime, you can find us at 951 Greene Street, on Silverton's main drag.