Meier is a company that can truly say they are Colorado made. Started in Glenwood Springs, Meier is now located in Denver and hand makes all of their skis with locally sourced aspen and pine. At the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show I had a chance to speak with Ted Eynon, one of the co-founders and owners of Meier. He spent some time with me talking about the brand, their history, and their products.
At the show this year they were launching their newest ski, the Prospector. The Prospector has been designed with the backcountry in mind and was in development for about two years. While some of their other models will work for backcountry skiing, the focus of the Prospector was on weight and versatility. Now, that’s not to say the Prospector is a weight weenie. It does weigh less through the use of a lighter fiberglass, but it also features a durable base so you won’t have to worry about rock encounters in the backcountry mangling up the bottom of your ski. With these design elements, the Prospector has been made to easily get you up the mountain and be just as fun coming down as other skis you’ll find in their lineup.
Meier says the Prospector is perfect for intermediate and advanced skiers, but is not something that would be intimidating to a new skier either. It will be available in 96 and 106 widths with a range of lengths and comes in at 4.1 lbs (1850g) at the 178cm length. Its core is made from their signature combo of Colorado aspen and beetle kill pine.
Check out Meier to pick up the Prospector or see what else they offer. Meier also has what they call a Craft Skiery in their Denver HQ. If you’re ever in the area, this is a place where you can have a locally made beer, watch skis get made, and snag a pair of Meier skis to try out yourself. We’ll be looking to swing by soon for a full tour, so keep an eye out for that in the future.