SIA looks to expand ski recycling Program

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 8, 2009 2:45 pm

It’s always hard to say goodbye to that old pair of skis. The skis you were riding when you finally stomped that monster cliff, or even the planks your kid used to complete their first turns. Usually we try to recoup money by selling them on Craigslist or at a ski swap, and absolute worst-case scenario, we just make sure they end up with a worthy owner.

Yet sometimes, a pair becomes so archaic, so destroyed, that we can’t sell or even give away our once treasured skis. Inevitably, they are tossed to the curb, and end up populating our ever-growing landfills.

Newspapers, cans, bottles, and countless other products can be reused after processing. Finally, it looks like someone has tailored the idea for the ski world. The Snowsports Industry of America has stepped up and begun collecting skis from shops around Colorado. The skis are then disassembled in a multi-step process, and collected for reusable parts. Look for the program’s expansion to your area in 2009.