Step lightly, load hard, and do it on these weird renewable algae skis.
Award-winning ski brand WNDR Alpine makes some pretty unique gear – namely his skis from algae. Skeptical? Check out the performance of the skis in the latest video from the Vitality brand.
While you can’t learn how to use it firsthand, the short film shows pretty well how well these snow sticks can shredded. “We have to look into the future,” says the narrator in the film. Cut to a high-tech, low-light ski lab with a skier going through trees.
The star of this film isn’t the athlete or the location – it’s the skis themselves. WNDR Alpine uses bio-manufacturing and its proprietary AlgalTech platform to create high-performance backcountry skis from materials derived from microalgae.
The core of the ski is a Algae core laminated against sustainable aspen wood, with algae side walls and bio-based juice as a substitute for petroleum resins. Not only are these skis fully renewable and remove petroleum from the manufacturing process, but they are specially designed for this ski Skiing in the hinterland.
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Mary is based in GearJunkie’s Denver, CO office. Her outdoor interests range from climbing to landscape photography to pack paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can most likely find her on top of a fourteen or at a local bakery.