Venture Snowboards Shuts It Down

by The Editors on September 3, 2015

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Silverton, Colorado’s homegrown, “craft” snowboard company Venture sent out some bummer news for fans of the company. Thanks to a rough couple years, owner Klem and Lisa Branner have decided to not deliver any boards for 2015-16 season. Here’s what they said:

Circumstances beyond our control have forced us to make a tough decision. We will not be delivering any boards to market for the 2015-16 winter season. . . To our friends, colleagues, collaborators and all you Venture riders and supporters, we are deeply sorry. We sincerely apologize for any impacts this may have on you or your business.

They’re not ruling out getting running again, but aren’t sure. As one industry head told us yesterday, “The snowboarding industry is pretty weird right now.” We wish the Branner’s the best. For the complete letter, follow the jump.Venture Supporters,

Venture Snowboards has encountered some challenging terrain in recent months. Circumstances beyond our control have forced us to make a tough decision. We will not be delivering any boards to market for the 2015-16 winter season.

To our friends, colleagues, collaborators and all you Venture riders and supporters, we are deeply sorry. We sincerely apologize for any impacts this may have on you or your business.

To our staff who stuck by us through thick and thin—you are the heart of Venture. So many people had the best days of their lives on boards we built by hand. That is something to be proud of, something no one can take away.

Trust us when we say we did everything possible to make it work. Venture has been a labor of love for us for more than 16 years. We did it for you, for ourselves, and for snowboarding.

We can’t project what will happen beyond 2015-16. In the meantime, we hope you’ll support the other craft manufacturers out there who love snowboarding as much as we do.

This isn’t goodbye. See you soon.

Klem and Lisa Branner
Venture Snowboards

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longboardkook September 7, 2015 at 12:49 am

Venture, thanks for the boards and the stoke. Hope to see you back again.

LBK

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