HOW DO WE APPROACH SUSTAINABILITY?
Backcountry Skis | Built To Last
ALGAE IN, PETROLEUM OUT
Our performance backcountry skis built with 21st-century biotechnology are built to disprove the assumption that sustainability and performance must be at odds. WNDR Alpine's primary goal is to bring performance driven biobased materials to outdoor gear using biotechnology, science and innovative manufacturing techniques that reduce our impact on our planet. Our skis don't perform better despite using biomaterials - they perform better BECAUSE of it.
PERFORMANCE DRIVEN BIOBASED MATERIALS
Our collection of backcountry skis features our unique palette of AlgalTech® materials, derived from microalgae, a far more sustainable source for oil than petroleum. Algal Core is a vertically laminated composite of biobased high density polyurethane and domestically sourced aspen. Algal Wall is a biobased cast polyurethane sidewall that integrates seamlessly into the Algal Core. This combination reduces weight and offers damping properties otherwise unattainable in solid wood core construction while creating stable and intuitive backcountry skis to take you to your favorite objectives.
We create purpose built backcountry skis with environmental responsibility baked into our activities. Our conscientious and responsibly driven design practices consider all aspects of the value chain from birth to end of life and even reincarnation. To elucidate our commitment, our facilities are run on 100% renewable energy, we have simplified our packing and shipping materials to get rid of single use plastics, ship 100% carbon neutral, have introduced a new material into our skis and snowboards built from our production waste, offer a takeback program to give you peace of mind that your old skis will be repurposed or reused responsibly, and are a certified B Corporation.