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OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) – If you’re a skier, you’ll love this story. Monday, Goode Ski Technologies announced it’s moving its entire production line from China to Ogden. It’s expected to create roughly 100 jobs. It’s the first time a major ski manufacturer is making everything here in Utah.
The sound of custom built skis is something you’ll soon be hearing a lot more of in Ogden.
“We’re moving our snow ski production from China, here to Ogden, Utah, U.S.A.,” said Dave Goode, President of Goode Ski Technologies.
Monday, Goode Ski Technologies announced it will now begin making all its skis here in Utah.
“Here at the foot of the Wasatch, with neighboring skiing so close, it’s a tremendous opportunity for us,” said Goode.
Managers tell ABC 4 that means converting its Ogden prototype plant into full scale production, and quadrupling its workers.
“Over the next few months we’re going to be developing, bringing on 20 to 30 new jobs, and within the next couple years we believe that number will be close to 100 here,” Goode said.
Ogden’s Mayor believes those jobs will be a big spark to the economy.
“You do the math on the dollars that generates, and that’s millions of additional dollars flowing into the people of this community, so it’s a big deal,” said Matthew Godfrey, Ogden City Mayor.
It’s a big deal to Goode too. They said they want their exclusive carbon fiber skis made here in Utah to be best the world. It says so right on a sign the front door that reads “Beyond this door we build the best snow skis and water skis in the world.”
“Every day we walk in this building we want everyone to know, and remind all of ourselves, we have an obligation to build not just good skis or great skis, but the very best skis in the world,” said Kirk Langford, Vice President, Goode Ski Technologies.
And here’s how you know you got a ski made right here in Utah, each one comes with a sticker that says custom handmade in Ogden Utah. Goode expects to be making them here in Utah for a long time to come.
ABC 4 is told Goode skis plans to start hiring right away. You can see the skis made in Ogden at stores this fall.
SIA SHOW, DENVER, CO – Kirk Langford will look you in the eye and say “these are the best skis I’ve ever been on.”
Langford, who spent about three decades as a Marker and Nordica exec, joined up with David Goode a year go and got right to work in Goode’s Ogden, Utah, factory. Besides producing 27 new models of the composite pole that put Goode on the ski map, Langford led a ski renaissance that has 20 new Goode skis (encompassing seven shapes and molds) gracing the walls of their booth here at the Show.
Working in tandem with Goode, Langford says he soon realized that carbon fiber opens a new realm of possibilities as the perfect high-performance material for ski construction. After all, would you be using a tennis racquet or a golf club shaft that isn’t made of carbon fiber?
The team developed a simple rocker glossary: slight, rising and strong, along with traditional camber. With waist widths ranging from 74mm up to a hefty 128mm, key models include the Beyond (82mm), Impact (88mm), and the Fire (98mm).
A traditional woodmetal- laminate kind of guy, Langford admits he’s even starting to convert to fatter skis like the strong-rockered 126mm-waisted Rahu. The Goode catalogue includes a host of women’s specific models—carbon is ideal for a female’s needs—and even randonee and backcountry.
“I’m skiing better than I ever have,” says Langford of his conversion to carbon fiber—and the opportunity to test skis with company colleagues just a halfhour drive away at Snowbasin. He says working with David Goode, who has an impressive engineering background, revolutionized ski poles and then went on to become a legend for his water ski designs, is a good fit.
- by Andy Bigford, Ski Show Daily
During the weekend of January 8th & 9th Jackson Hole Mountain Resort & Grand Targhee played host to two of the three selection races for qualifying for the US Ski Mountaineering Team.
Saturday’s race was the US National Championships at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. With over 7600ft of climbing, including a boot pack up Corbet’s Col, Team Crested Butte’s two top athletes were Jari Kirkland (5th) and Bryan Wickenhauser (5th)….both just missed automatic spots as the top three athletes were chosen. Jon Brown placed 18th.
The 11th annual US National Championships were with out a doubt the strongest field ever assembled…..over 14 current or former US Team members were fighting for five qualifying spots during the weekend of racing!
Following quickly on the heels of Saturday’s race was the Grand Targhee Ski Mountaineering Classic. With over 5400ft of climbing, the back to back grand totals were 13,000ft in two days of racing full tilt…yeah the kind were drool & spit is sliding down your face, and you’re smiling!
Kirkland & Wickenhauser, both accomplished endurance athletes used the second day to show case their abilities as they took automatic slots on the US Ski Mountaineering Team! Kirkland finished 4th in the women’s race and Wickenhauser 5th in the men’s race.
Both athletes are members of last year’s US Ski Mountaineering Team. Wickenhauser will be competing in his third Ski Mountaineering World Championship competition over in Europe. This year’s competition will be held in Claut, Italy www.claut2011.org
All athletes on Team Crested Butte ski on Goode and have been Goode skiers for the last three years. www.goode.com
The final selection race for the 2011 US Ski Mountaineering Team will be held this Saturday, January 15th at Sunlight Ski Resort, the second stop on the COSMIC Series.
For more information on Team Crested Butte please go to www.teamcrestedbutte.blogspot.com
For more info on the US Ski Mountaineering Team please go to www.ussma.org
An Email from Bryan Wickenhauser:
A quick THANK YOU to all our equipment supporters who make the gear that we race on. Brian Smith & I over the weekend won the 13th Annual Elk Mountain Grand Traverse!
Unfortunately due to some intense weather that rolled in the night of the race, the route was changed and we didn’t get to finish in Aspen. The surrounding Elk Mountains due offer some great terrain and the organisers were able to scramble and salvage a great “plan B” course that had nearly 7000 ft of vertical gain/loss over nearly 35+ miles of racing, with a finish back at the base area of Crested Butte Resort.
The top five teams were all on lightweight AT gear!
Thanks for your support!
Bryan Wickenhauser & Brian Smith
Both Bryan and Brian won while using their GOODE Pure Carbon Fiber Randonee Race Skis. GOODE Skis are made in Ogden, Utah.
OGDEN, UT – Dina Mishev (USA) has been awarded a Certificate from Guinness World Records LTD for skiing the most vertical uphill ever by a woman.
Dina achieved this feat on February 8, 2009 while competing in the Annual 24 Hours Of Sunlight event held at Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Dina writes to Dave Goode, “Having just (finally) got the certificate from Guinness stating I did in fact set a World Record at Sunlight last year, I wanted to thank you again for the skis.
I don’t think I could have done it without them. Or, if I had, I certainly wouldn’t have enjoyed the downhill nearly as much!
They really are fun to ski given their mini-ness. In fact, the dozen or so times I’ve been out so far this year (always skinning uphill of course), those are the skis I’ve been on. Even in back- country powder.
Actually, there are two reasons those are the only skis I’ve been out on this year. The first is that they do in fact ski much better than their size would indicate. The second is that my AT powder skis weigh no less than 43 pounds (give or take a few).
You went above and beyond helping me with skis for Sunlight. Thank you!”
Dina set her World Record on the 160cm GOODE Pure CARBON Fiber Randonee Race skis. GOODE is the only company in the World to build a Pure CARBON fiber snow ski.
GOODE is the worldwide leader in CARBON COMPOSITE Ski Poles, Snow Skis and Water Skis.
Park City Television traveled to Ogden, Utah to interview Dave Goode, President/Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies. Dave Goode talks about the company he founded in 1975, his early inventions, and why his company moved to Ogden, UT in 2004.
GOODE Ski Technologies is located in Ogden, UT and is the worldwide leader in CARBON Fiber snow skis, water skis and ski poles.
You can now call GOODE Skis for free using SKYPE. Our SKYPE Name is ‘goodeskis’. Our Customer Service and Technical Support will be monitoring SKYPE calls Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, Mountain Time.
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