On Thursday, Nov 6th in Rochester, VT, at the Pierce Hall Community Center (38 S.Main St.), the Vermont Backcountry Alliance (VTBC), which is a new program of the Catamount Trail Association(CTA), and the Rochester Area Sports Trails Alliance (RASTA) will be co-hosting the 2nd Annual Vermont Backcountry Forum & Celebration.
We hope you can join us for some great discussion and brainstorming around VT's backcountry future, and to celebrate the coming winter season. The event is free, and proceeds will directly support the responsible management of new BC skiing/riding zones in Rochester, VT area. More info at: http://www.vtbc.org/news/294/
"This is where construction becomes important and Voile’s combination of an Aspen wood core with with just enough carbon in the fiberglass layup yields a ski that has a lot more mettle than its weight would imply." ~ Craig Dostie
Shipping Coordinator (10/7/14) Full-Time, Year-Round Responsible for the coordination of all aspects of shipping final product orders. This includes order packing, shipping via UPS, FED EX, LTL, and International methods. Orders need to be staged and packed correctly and shipped via correct methods. Must be very detailed oriented and thrive in a fast paced environment. This is not a desk job, you are on the production and shipping floor at all times.
Customer Service Tech (10/7/14) Full-Time, Year-Round Experience with splitboards and/or backcountry ski gear a must. Job responsibilities include: order entry and solving customer service issues over the phone and email.
Production Workers-Ski and Splitboard (10/7/14) Full-Time, Year-Round Looking for anyone with experience working with a combination of wood, fiberglass, and composite materials. Splitboard and ski building includes wet lay-up of wood, fiberglass, and composite materials. Hand bending and fitting of steel edge material. Router cut-out of plastic base material. Band saw cut-out and machine sanding and grinding of splitboard and skis.
It is with immense sadness that we say goodbye to Liz Daley, a friend, an ambassador, a person filled with so much energy for life. I first meet Liz in 2010, she was one of Karakoram’s first customers. She came by our garage shop to get her new Prior Brandywine splitboard set up with bindings. The garage was dreary and dark, but Liz’s smile brightened the place up. As we set up her board she talked about moving to Chamonix, Liz gushed with enthusiasm for the mountains. Working with Liz was such a pleasure. We’d send her bindings for the season and she’d send us home-made cookies. It always seemed like Liz was on to the next big adventure- Chamonix, Mt. Baker, B.C., Mt. Rainier, Chamonix, Mt. Shuksan, Utah, Mt. Adams, Alaska, etc. She would come by the shop before or after a trip and would always bring brownies and beer for everyone, like a family member coming by to catch up. Liz would always talk about how “stoked” she was. I’ve never liked the over use of the word stoked, but now when I hear it I think of Liz as she was truly stoked on life and spending life in the mountains.
In the short time knowing Liz, we watched her live her dream as an athlete and mountain guide. It’s amazing to see how many lives Liz touched. Her smile brighten many peoples days and will be remembered by her friends all across the world.
Liz, I sit here with tears in my eyes as I write this. I’m stoked to have known you and will carry your spirit with me in the mountains.