Backcountry Product Developed and Engineered by Pillar Product Design

MTN Approach Ski

Pillar Product Design team in Seattle, WA recently had the opportunity to work with Cory Smith form BC Garage on a new back country ski product. This innovative product of folding skis and collapsible binding mechanism is truly and innovative concept to minimizing your mass and volume on your back county expeditions. Each ski folds up into 2 small packages that can easily be placed in a regular size back pack. Some of the innovative features include: folding tip and tail section on the skis, light weight, super strong adjustable low profile binding mechanism, innovative ankle strap placement so that strap pull out of the way when loading boot into binding, adjustable elevator risers so that user can maintain same angle no matter how steep it gets, built in skins into the ski. This project was a lot of fun and the Pillar Team really enjoyed working with Cory on this project. It is innovative people and ideas like this that push the market and technology forward. The MTN Approach package will be premiered at SIA this year in Denver and we are all excited about how this new product will be received into the back country market. Check out the attached Vimeo video of the final product.