Venture Snowboards - www.venturesnowboards.com
The only thing our team loves more than building snowboards is riding snowboards. Venture was founded in 1999, beginning our lifelong pursuit of crafting unrivaled snowboards for maximum mountain enjoyment and performance. Every Venture is handcrafted by snowboarders in our Silverton, Colorado factory and tested in some of the most demanding terrain in the lower 48. The mountains dictate the design; countless hours of rider R&D go into every product. Fortunately for us, “R&D” in this case equals snowboarding. We’re not a mega manufacturer that builds mass-market boards. Our “secret sauce” is attention to detail. We ride these boards day in and day out, so nothing gets by us. At Venture, every board counts and nothing leaves our factory without final approval from the founders themselves. The new Venture Snowboards website is now live and showcases Venture’s revolutionary Shape Shack, 2014 / 2015 award-winning product line and videos highlighting the Venture culture.
Rocky Mountain Underground Skis - www.rockymountainunderground.com
Rocky Mountain Underground is a Colorado company proud to produce top quality, hand made skis in our world-renowned North American factories. RMU gives a portion of sales to Protect Our Winters, SOS Outreach and The Taft Conlin Fund, which means your purchases help support our shared community. To learn more about RMU, see our award winning skis and much more, visit: http://www.rockymountainunderground.com/
Tenkara USA - http://www.tenkarausa.com/
Tenkara USA is a fully independent, U.S. based company founded in 2009 by Daniel Galhardo. The vision for Tenkara USA is to introduce tenkara outside of Japan, to open the doors to people who like the idea of fly-fishing but have always found western fly-fishing too complex, and to excite experienced fly anglers through an undeniably effective but simpler approach to fly-fishing. Tenkara USA products are renowned worldwide and receive applause from our teachers in Japan, and passionate devotion by our customers. Tenkara USA is dedicated to small-stream conservation and committed to the Planet through 1% for the Planet. Tenkara USA donates at least 1% of sales to grassroots environmental organizations supporting mountain stream habitat. For more information, videos, techniques and gear, visit: http://www.tenkarausa.com/
Oskar Blues Brewery - http://oskarblues.com
Founded as a brewpub by Dale Katechis in 1997, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the original craft beer-in-a-can with Dale’s Pale Ale in 2002 using a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. In 2008, the makers of the top-selling pale ale in ColoRADo moved into a 35,000-square-foot facility in Longmont, ColoRADo. The brewery has since experienced explosive growth—packaging 59,000 barrels of beer in 2011 and 86,750 barrels in 2012. In December of 2012, Oskar Blues opened the doors to an additional brewery in Brevard, North Carolina. Together, the breweries packaged over 119,000 barrels of beer in 2013, distributing its trailblazing craft brews to 32 U.S. states.
ACRE - a division of Mission Workshop www.acre-supply.com
The Acre Trail System is the culmination of a life spent in the wild. It's about couch surfing our way across five continents, car camping at the base of the ski lift in January, or a week long bivy trip in the snow covered backcountry of Colorado. Our idea of "the wild" is a way of life that may seem familiar to some. If you're one of these people, you know that the idea of finding a washer or dryer in any of those places is the equivalent of finding Shangri-La.
It's these experiences that drive us to create gear that enables maximum enjoyment by minimizing the negative effects that come along with exposure to the elements. We know we're a small piece of your big picture, but we'll do what we can to get you farther, faster and back. Stay wild.
Founded in 2007, Core Concepts crafts adventure apparel for real people. An independent company, Core Concepts’ goal is to bring innovative clothing that moves seamlessly from active pursuits to everyday life. Based in Boise, Idaho, Core Concepts distills our innovations, designs and products from living, playing and engaging with the rivers, mountains and trails.
State of Idaho - http://www.visitidaho.org/
Working with the State of Idaho Tourism Department to promote and encourage bicycle tourism as a destination, we researched and created programs for two of the growing bicycle categories: Urban and Adventure. Our goal for the Urban segment was to showcase Boise as an exceptional bicycle community with no real need for a car including activities like paddleboarding, outdoor plays, mountain biking, road biking, farm-to-table dinners...all by bike! For the Adventure category, we traveled to Victor, ID to embark for 160 miles of unpaved roads, double-track, rails-to-trails and only a few miles of paved roads to access some of the most gorgeous terrain that you can get to. We incorporated shuttles, public transportation and made an easily reproduced trip from anywhere with a little time, gumption and not too much cash.
The Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) is the regional economic development organization for the Boise Valley, representing the southwestern Idaho counties of Ada, Boise, Canyon, Gem and Owyhee, and including the capitol city of Boise. With a long-term mission of creating jobs, attracting new businesses to the region and encouraging investment in the community, BVEP is actively involved in the economic vitality of the Boise Valley, and is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for businesses and families alike.
Mountain Gear – www.mountaingear.com
Mountain Gear is the top tier of retailers dedicated to customer service, outreach and doing things right. We are proud to have worked with them on the Red Rock Rendezvous from 2010-2013 as the MC for the event. For the 2012 Red Rock Rendezvous, we were thrilled to host sun-up to sun-down Rendezvous Radio. Todd provided programming and MC’ing throughout the entire festival including several special shows which included athletes and industry comrades as guest cohosts. We support Mountain Gear in all their efforts and you should, too.
Mountain Gear’s catalog was first published in 1993 and is now considered an encyclopedic reference of climbing, mountaineering and backpacking gear. The mountaingear.com website launched 2 years later and supports the retail and catalog foundation with a full assortment of clothing and equipment. Mountain Gear’s corporate headquarters and environmentally sustainable distribution center now live in a newly renovated, 112,000-square-foot LEED Gold certified building in Spokane Valley. From humble beginnings, the owners and staff at Mountain Gear are excited to be on the nationwide and international scene as the experts in backcountry adventures. Mountain Gear hosts events and classes that highlight the sports we love. UClimb Learn to Climb takes place through the spring and summer at regional climbing hot spots: Joshua Tree, Red River Gorge and Donner Summit are just a few of the places we hold clinics for beginning-level climbers. Climbers of all skill level can develop their skills at Red Rock Rendezvous – a 3-day event in Las Vegas. For those who like the colder times of year, we offer the Kootenay Coldsmoke Powderfest in Nelson, BC.
Give Idaho - www.facebook.com/giveidaho
A premiere production of The Walton Works, Give Idaho is about consciously making decisions to invest in Idaho’s long-term growth by patronizing locally owned businesses and supporting the organizations that maintain and protect our backyard playgrounds. Give Idaho is committed to seeing our home state thrive through actively contributing to the growing recreation economy.
The inaugural event was hosted at Idaho Mountain Touring on December 6, 2012 and was a celebration of the senses, offering holiday shoppers, gallery strollers and local community attendees an evening of visual art, live local music and delectable food and drink. Tim Woodward, writer and narrator of IDAHO, The Movie by Wide Eye Productions attended for a Q&A session and signing of DVDs. The evening also included book signings of Volt by author Alan Heathcock and live music and holiday CD signing with Andrew Coba.
Shoppers and attendees were encouraged to make a difference in their holiday gift decisions and support local organizations who protect and maintain our wildlands. Stewardship organizations that benefited from the event included Idaho Rivers United, Nature Conservancy, Idaho Conservation, Snake River Alliance, and Winter Wildlands Alliance. A portion of each purchase made during the event at Idaho Mountain Touring will help support these organizations as well.