Eco Skis

 



Skiing may not be the greenest activity in the world. Artificial snow can easily be considered a waste of fresh water. Ski lifts burn a lot of electricity taking people up a mountain just to go back down it again and traveling to the mountains may emit a lot of carbon emissions. But now, eco-friendly skis can be purchased. Salomon and Kingswood are environmently friendly ski companies.The companies measured their carbon footprint, then demonstrated the taking active measures to reduce that footprint, and finally purchased credits to offset what they couldn’t mitigate.

Salamon combination of performance — try it in deep powder — and eco-friendly construction, from its use of bamboo laminates to the bamboo and cork side rails.Kingswood Skis are the world’s first certified carbon neutral ski manufacturer. They are different because they make each pair to order by finding out a bit about who you are and how you ski before making the skis. Kingswood Skis also support local energy initiatives, more renewable energy sources, and try to purchase our materials locally wherever possible.

These companies utilize a bamboo core. Bamboo, as you may know, grows rapidly and is, therefore, sustainable. Bamboo is an endlessly renewable resource. Many species of bamboo can grow two feet or more a day and restores itself for use in just five years and requires less energy to harvest than most timber products. Plantation bamboo requires no chemical fertilisers and when it’s harvested, a new shoot will grow in its place. Farmed bamboo stabilizes the earth with its roots, preventing erosion. It takes in greenhouse gasses and produces oxygen – 35% more than an equivalent stand of trees.

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