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What about "The Ski Company" of Utah I believe-along with Daleboot.
Also, has Olin and Pre both gone to China with K2 or have they
disappeared?

--- Dana Dorsett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Adrenochrome <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>
> > A savings reputed to be $8 million a year is hardly pocket change.
> I think
> > Volant is made in the US, and then there is Maine's "The Claw"
> though
> > they're admittedly one of the tiniest players in the business.  I
> think
> > there are some Canadian-made XC skis (Karhu? Maybe others too), and
> Fels
> is
> > a Canuck alpine player that may make a return this year.  Yostmark
> and
> Voile
> > in the tele world, not sure where either of those are actually
> made...
>
> Yostmark bought the design & the molds from Elan, who manufactures
> them
> under contract. I'm not sure who builds Voile's slim offerings, but
> I'd be
> astounded if they were made on this continent.  There may be a few
> boutique
> players left in the US (is Evolution Ski still around?) but Volant is
> the
> only N.American ski manufacturer that has any market penetration.
> Karhu/Merrell/Trak still holds its own in the BC/XC world, true
> enough, but
> they hardly dominate their market and not all of their products are
> built in
> N. America.
>
> Like any high-labor low-tech manufacured product, it's no surprise
> that in
> volume, they're cheaper to build in a lower cost labor market. In the
> grand
> scheme of things skis are a fairly low-volume product with a fickle &
> seasonal market, which may be why it took this long for the
> manufacturing to
> move east.  Few of us have ever owned a US-built television, and few
> of our
> children may ever remember skiing on N.American built skis.
>
> dana
>
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