The Anderson brothers started the Skevik brand in Vernon, B.C., a few years ago. Our test team really liked the way this ski walked the line between old-school performance and new-school playfulness. Testers enjoyed the easy initiation and lazy feel while having enough high-end performance to keep the experts happy when it came time to tip it over and carve. It’s always nice to support manufacturers who are still building skis one pair at a time, and most skiers wouldn’t be disappointed with the Anton.Ski Canada Magazine
The hobby really took off in 2008, when Glenn worked on the Skevik project – the company is named after their great grandfather, Anton Skevik, who immigrated to Canada from Norway – as an entrepreneurial work term for his mechanical engineering studies at the University of Victoria. After that, there was no turning back. Armed with four years of schooling, a limited budget and a passion for the sport, Glenn set about building his production line from scratch. They recently expanded to a new shop on 23rd Street.Morning Star
The creative process is undoubtedly an arduous, mentally taxing affair. Taking a vision from the realm of your consciousness and condensing it down into some sort of tangible, consumable item is a rewarding but risky venture. Taking someone else’s vision and attempting to do the same thing can be downright perilous, but it appears that artist, Darren Camplin, was more than up to the task. He has contributed his latest creation to collaborative effort between Skevik Skis and Whistler based adventure travel and bike company, Arbutus Routes.View full article →
As scary as it is to admit, a huge part of every individual’s existence is left up to luck. All the preparation and skill in the world can’t make up for a horrible streak of unfortunate circumstances. And although those are usually the situations that are dwelled upon for years or lifetimes, depending on severity, occasionally things can swing the other way. Sometimes you’re just lucky.
Weather in the British Columbian Coast Range is always a gamble and it is one that we’ve lost on our last couple, lengthy missions to the icefields. There have been sporadic moments of sunshine interspersed, but when you’re spending three-quarters of the month of May living in the mountains, you’d generally expect a lot more. I think it would be fair to say, if we didn’t have bad luck, we’d have no luck at all.View full article →