Venture Snowboards And Ska Brewing Kick Off Party



Silverton, CO – November 17, 2009 – Venture Snowboards and Ska Brewing are once again teaming up to welcome winter in style with their Fifth Annual Season Kickoff Party scheduled for Saturday, December 5th.

For the fifth year running, the two homegrown Colorado companies are producing a small run of custom graphics boards and a special winter brew, both of which will be unveiled at the bash.

The partnership between Venture and Ska started nearly seven years ago when the two businesses came together to talk about how they could collaborate. “We jokingly refer to ourselves as the microbrew of snowboards because we build high quality boards from scratch,” explains Venture’s Lisa Branner. “Ska takes the same approach in crafting their beer, so teaming up seemed like a natural.”

In a nod to what all powder hounds crave, Ska has named their winter brew after Venture’s powder board, the Euphoria. “Euphoria is the perfect name for the beer. One sip of this hoppy elixir and I find myself overcome with a feeling of great happiness and well-being,” says Ska’s Dave Thibodeau. “It’s the same feeling you get on a blower powder day.”

This year’s Season Kickoff features live music from The Freeman Social and Fuzzy Killing Machine, Ska drink specials, and tons of giveaways from Bubba’s Boards, Ice Pirates Snowmobile Tours, Inferno Snowboard Shop, Purl Wax, Silverton Mountain, Silverton Powder Cats, Smith Optics, Skullcandy, Spark R&D, and Wolf Creek Ski Area.

The highlight of the evening will be the raffle for a coveted limited edition Ska/Venture custom snowboard. This year’s deck features the Modus Hoperandi graphic and the distinctive Venture snowflake, and is destined to become a collector’s item for beer and snow lovers alike.

The Season Kickoff Party gets rockin’ at 8 pm at Silverton’s Pride of the West (1323 Greene Street). Cover charge is $6 and this is a 21+ event. Proceeds will benefit the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies in Silverton. For more information call 970.387.5269.


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Venture Snowboards is a grassroots manufacturer that has been handcrafting superior performance snowboards from scratch since 1999. The company offers four board models including the Zephyr for all-mountain freeride, the Helix for advanced freestyle, the Euphoria for deep powder, and the Storm for big mountain freeride. All boards are available solid or split for backcountry touring, and are built in the company’s Silverton, Colorado workshop using sustainably harvested hardwoods and wind power.