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Designed to capture the energy of BC’s Coast Mountains

Foon Skis’ mission is to move skiing in the direction of surfing, where riders can feel and appreciate the difference locally produced, hand shaped, custom boards make.

Handcrafted by Big Mountain Skiing Pioneer Johnny “Foon”

Foon Skis are handcrafted by big mountain skiing pioneer Johnny “Foon” Chilton in Pemberton, British Columbia (Whistler’s North Shore). After 15 years as a pro rider, designing for big name manufactures, and constantly being told “that ski can’t be mass produced”,  Johnny founded Foon Skis in 2011.  More…

Locally Harvested Yellow Cedar Wood Core

The wood core of every Foon Ski  is made from a solid piece of,  locally harvested,  yellow cedar. This is  some of the best wood available for making skis, but it only grows on the slopes of the Coast Range from Northern Washington State to Alaska.  This sub-alpine environment creates  a wood that is as strong as traditional hardwoods, but much lighter.
Once milled,  the solid board is split in two, creating a pair of identical cores that can be shaped  to optimize the natural characteristics of the wood. This allows us to make a perfectly matched pair of skis, unblemished by cuts or glue, and creates  a natural feel that is transmitted to the ski.  More…

“The best way I can describe it is that it’s intelligent. It understands and listens to me. It can “feel” what I want it to do, and I can “feel” what it’s doing”, says Doctor Shred (an enthusiastic Foon Skis customer).  More…

All Foon Skis models are available in custom carbon builds, which are lighter, with the ski’s flex designed specifically for you.  Get them direct through the Foon Skis online store or from our retail partners, including Mountain Equipment Co-op and Comor Sports or Demo them through Spicy Sports in Whistler.

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Foon Skis.  Feel the Difference.