about us


Our Mission:

Our mission is to not only create the best hand crafted skis on the market whose durability and quality surpass all competitors, but to cultivate a positive mountain environment dedicated to sustainability through local sourcing and reduced product waste. By combining innovative, progressive shapes with traditional sandwich ski construction, Lithic Skis strives to craft the perfect ski for any condition the mountain provides.  

Lithic Skis began simply and humbly in the heart of Washington State at the foothills of the Cascades when two best friends took their passionate ski-crafting skills to relocate to a motivated community and ski new zones in an unfamiliar mountain range. We did not perfect the art of ski making in a garage or our parent's basement, but rather we learned our craft from arguably the best ski makers in today's independent ski scene. This journey from North Lake Tahoe to Peshastin, Washington has been filled with pleasant surprises, deep snow, unique learning experiences and incredible new friends.

We spent last winter prototyping and perfecting the shapes that you see in our current lineup, skiing everything from variable backcountry snow to resort corduroy and deep pillow lines in search of making skis we believe you'll truly enjoy. Our skis are made to order using the best quality materials to ensure a durable, well crafted and uniquely designed product.

We can't express how excited and honored we are to be making skis in a place that continually astonishes us with its natural beauty, magnificent mountains and passionate folks. Our hope is that you enjoy riding our skis as much as we enjoy crafting them. 

 

                                                          

                                      The Process:

 
 

 

 

We handcraft every pair of Lithic Skis specifically for each of our cherished customers. Our factory's intentionally designed layout encourages short lead times for each ski we build. And with that, we don't simply pull a stock model off the shelf, box it up and ship it out. Alternatively we receive your order, handcraft the necessary parts to your specifications, press, tune and ship all within a short two-week window. No one else in the country can say that. Building skis to order resists the tendency to overbuild an inventory that wastes precious materials based on inaccurate product forecasts.

With all that being said, don't be alarmed when your skis have not appear three days after you ordered them. It's better to sit back, break out your rock skis a few more times and rest assured that when your Lithic Skis do arrive, they were painstakingly built by passionate skiers dedicated to the quality and performance of their craft.   

Have fun out there!