UVM engineering students make skis on the side

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 11:25 AM

What kind of project would engineering students dream up if they were avid skiers? Making their own skis, of course!HG Skis makes the Caliban powder ski

The Vermont Cynic student newspaper reports that University of Vermont students Harrison Goldberg, Ryan Folin and Connor Gaeta have started a ski-making business called HG Skis. The company came together when the trio met through their mechanical engineering classes and realized that they a shared a love for skiing.

"I could ski before I could walk," Folin told the Cynic.

Goldberg and Folin had both constructed skis separately for their senior projects in high school. Now, they are spending up to 40 hours in a workshop to craft a single ski. And that's on top of their demanding college studies.

Read more about these ski-making students at the Vermont Cynic or visit the HG Skis website.


Pictured: The Caliban powder ski from HG Skis.




Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Ski gear

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