Park City, UT. (November 6, 2012) With sales up 300% over the previous year, things are moving at a breakneck pace at the RAMP Sports factory in Park City, UT, as the company hustles to to fill orders for its sustainably hand-crafted skis and snowboards before the snow flies. To meet the demand, RAMP has had to bring on part time workers and enlist RAMP athletes, such as Brant Moles and Chris Dakoulas, to mold skis while they wait for resorts to open.
RAMP attributes the demand to several factors, including the recent shift to U.S.-based production, its commitment to the environment and advancements in materials, and ski manufacturing technology.
â€œThe factory has been working long hours to help keep up with demand,â€ said Factory Tech Evan Howard. â€œWhen you’re a passionate skier like the workers here in the RAMP factory, you put emphasis on getting people their skis before the snow starts to fall, even if that means I don’t get a full night of sleep until December.â€
â€œWe’re very excited by the growth in the run up to winter â€˜12/’13,â€ said CEO and Founder of RAMP Sports Mike Kilchenstein. â€œWe feel people are responding to our bringing production to Park City, as well as the advances in materials and manufacturing techniques we’ve been able to build into in our new line of skis. The best part is once people start skiing these new skis, the word of mouth will really take off. This will be our first year of full production here in the U.S., and the difference is noticeable.â€
RAMP is currently accepting orders for its full line of sustainably hand-crafted skis, but currently the wait is around 2-3 weeks.
Available now at http://www.RampSports.com and select retailers
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About RAMP Sports:
Based in Park City, UT, RAMP Sports is a ski and snowboard company that brings expertly handcrafted gear to skiers and snowboarders at factory direct prices. The company is 100% Utah based from design and development to production, in its state of the art facility in Park City. RAMP is skier and rider owned making top-quality skis and boards using groundbreaking manufacturing techniques. http://www.rampsports.com