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Limited Edition, Big Tupper Commissioned Avant Big Tupper Skis

December 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 


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ARISE and Ski Big Tupper are excited to announce that we have partnered with Avant Skis to create a very limited edition set of high performance skis, specifically for Big Tupper.  Avant is a specialty creator of high-performance skis founded by Tupper Lake natives Ben Callaghan & Joel Nashett.  Click here to read their story.

Only 20 pairs of skis will be created.  19 pairs will be available for direct purchase.  The 19 Pairs of ‘Big T Classic’  Skis will have a 5 year season pass to ski at Big Tupper embedded in the skis.  These special skis are available for purchase on skibigtupper.org for $950.

One very special pair, which are not only beautiful, but also include a lifetime season pass to ski at Big Tupper embedded in the ski, is being auctioned.

Ski #20:  ’Big T Premium’ Lifetime Pass Big Tupper Skis


This single pair of skis is being auctioned on E-Bay.  The auction will begin December 13th and will end December 23rd.

E-bay Auction begins December 13th, 2010!

Features:

  • Only one pair will ever be created
  • Full carbon composite construction
  • Custom wood veneer inlays
  • Vertically Laminated Poplar Wood Core
  • Embedded laser engraved lifetime pass to Big Tupper
  • Die cut base / High carbon steel edges

Specs:

  • Length: 165 CM
  • Geometry: 116/90/107
  • Skier: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Flex: Firm and super responsive

Click here to download spec sheet.

We will ship this very special pair of skis at no charge anywhere in the continental United States.  If you live outside of the continental United States and would like to bid on this item, please contact us in advance of the auction end for quotes on shipping  at contactus@skibigtupper.org.

Skis # 1-19: ‘Big T Classic’ Skis


Click here to purchase


Specs:

  • Length: 165 CM
  • Geometry: 116/90/107
  • Skier: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Flex: Playful and Responsive

Features:

  • Vertically Laminated Poplar Wood Core
  • Embedded laser engraved 5 year ski pass to Big Tupper
  • Die cut base
  • High carbon steel edges

Click here to download spec sheet.

These skis can be shipped anywhere in the continental United States for $30.  If you live outside of the continental United States and would like a quote on shipping, please contact us  at  contactus@skibigtupper.org.

About Avant Skis

“It starts with a dream”

Avant was conceived on the lifts of a hometown hill known as Big Tupper by Tupper Lake natives Ben Callaghan & Joel Nashett.  It began with an idea, a hope and a dream of one day molding our passions into a profession and starting our own ski company. Years later, that dream became a reality.

After receiving some proper education in design, engineering and business we started with a “garage shop” operation. Avant quickly evolved and stepped up production from hand-planed wooden forms, to highly engineered aluminum molds coupled with precision controlled heated presses. Today, nearly every part of the production process utilizes CNC cut and formed components to increase accuracy, decrease waste, and allow Avant to design and manufacture world-class skis.

Behind every brand, there is a story. We have created a strategy to develop vision and live it. The word “Avant” means ahead, the front of an army, innovative, experimental, pushing the boundaries of the norm. These are our core principles. Every day, we work to design new and exciting products and develop innovative ways to produce them.

Under the Avant logo, there is a simple tagline: “Because we can.” This statement evokes the spirit of Avant. It is the answer to many questions. Why do we get up in the dark to be first in the lift line in the bitter cold? Why do we hike to ski that untouched line at 13,000’? Why do we hit that kicker, huck that cliff, ski fast between tight trees, through narrow shoots, in open bowls, in good snow and bad while our quads burn, fingers freeze, lungs scream and our heart feels like it is about to explode? Why do we push our limits? BECAUSE WE CAN.

According to Ben, “As for us, we are excited to be a part of such a great project. Joel and I had always talked about making a Big Tupper ski model and this is the perfect opportunity to make it a reality.

Having the passes embedded directly in the ski is something really special. As far as we know, it has not been done before by any other ski company. Not only does it provide another function for the ski, but it adds to the sentimental value.

When we started to think of how to design these skis, we decided to merge our high tech mentality with our classic Adirondack upbringing. For the “Premium” model, the combination of wood veneer and carbon fiber produced a result that is totally unique. Also just as beautiful is the “Classic” model. Its vertically laminated poplar core can be seen through the topsheet and is embellished with a custom wood burned brand of the Big Tupper Logo.  We hope that people will cherish these skis and what they stand for.”

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