Granby Ranch Ski Resort and Crosson Ski Company Announce Strategic Partnership
December 7, 2020
Throughout the 2020/21 ski season, the Seattle based, cutting edge ski company providing Granby Ranch special access to demo skis, demo days and Crosson athletes, including Bode Miller.
Originating from aerospace engineers working in collaboration with the best skiers in the world, Crosson skis feature the most advanced design and engineering processes available, yielding high-performance, light-in-weight skis for all conditions and ability levels.
Granby, Colorado – December 7, 2020 Granby Ranch announced today that the resort has entered into a strategic partnership with the Crosson Ski Company, based out of Seattle, Washington. The Crosson Ski Company was founded in 2016 by Chase Englehart, a competitive skier with background in aerospace engineering and access to aerospace engineers. After three years of research and development, the 2020/21 skis recently debuted and will be available to demo and purchase at Granby Ranch throughout the season. Additionally, the resort announced a series of Demo Performance Saturdays, as follows: December 29, 2020; January 16, 2021; February 13, 2021; March 6, 2021; March 13, 2021 and March 20, 2021. The Demo Performance Saturdays on December 29 and February 13 will feature Crosson Ski Chief Innovation Officer and winningest male US ski team athlete, Bode Miller.
“The entire team here at Granby Ranch is honored to be partnering with the Crosson Ski Company. As a former competitive ski racer, I really appreciate the years of research and design work that’ve gone into these skis…it’s clearly paid off.” said Jace Wirth, General Manager of Granby Ranch Resort Operations. “Crosson’s are simply put, a cut above and I know that our guests will be thrilled to put these great boards under foot.”
“We’ve spent years developing the technology, manufacturing processes and sourcing very unique materials to make the best skis available. We’re glad to partner with Granby Ranch and the great team down there in bringing our skis to the Rocky Mountain region.” said Chase Englehart, Crosson Ski Company Founder. “With a strong background in the aerospace sector, I took many of the same principles and applied them to ski design. I estimated that if I applied aerospace design and processes and utilized the highest quality materials available, I could realize my vision – the best, highest performance skis ever made” said Englehart. “For years, my associates and I have been working with various shapes, high end materials more typically found in the aerospace industry, such as Hexcel prepreg unidirectional carbon fiber, Dyneema, vulcanized rubber, NHS race base and more. I believe that the 2020/21 ski line will be enjoyed by all types of skiers and I’m glad to have some of the first turns on these skis be made at Granby Ranch.”
The strategic alliance between Granby Ranch and the Crosson Ski Company will include other programs, including joint marketing initiatives, hosting ski tests in support of development of future ski models and more. The six Demo Performance Saturdays, including the two days featuring Bode Miller, will require pre-registration at granbyranch.com.
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