Industry Press Release

Venture And Ska Brewing Welcome Winter In Style This Saturday, 12/4


Silverton, CO (November 29, 2010) — Venture Snowboards and Ska Brewing are once again teaming up to welcome winter in style with their Sixth Annual Season Kickoff Party scheduled for Saturday, December 4th (Silverton Mountain’s opening day).

For the sixth year running, the two homegrown Colorado companies are producing a small run of custom graphics boards and a special winter brew, both of which will be unveiled at the bash. 

The partnership between Venture and Ska started nearly eight years ago when the two businesses came together to talk about how they could collaborate.  “We jokingly refer to ourselves as the microbrew of snowboards because we build high quality boards from scratch,” explains Venture’s Lisa Branner.  “Ska takes the same approach in crafting their beer, so teaming up seemed like a natural.” 

This year’s Season Kickoff features live music from Salem and Farmington Hill, Ska drink specials, and tons of giveaways from Smith Optics, Skullcandy, Silverton Mountain, Purgatory, Wolf Creek, Spark R&D, TREW Gear, Purl Wax, Silverton Powder Cats and Ice Pirates Snowmobiling.

The highlight of the evening will be the raffle for a coveted limited edition Ska/Venture custom snowboard. This year’s deck features the Euphoria graphic and the distinctive Venture snowflake, and is destined to become a collector’s item for beer and snow lovers alike.

The Season Kickoff Party gets rockin’ at 8 pm at Silverton’s Pride of the West (1323 Greene Street). Cover charge is $6 and this is a 21+ event. Proceeds will benefit the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies in Silverton. For more information call 970.387.5269. 


Venture Snowboards is a grassroots manufacturer that has been handcrafting superior performance snowboards from scratch since 1999.  All boards are available solid or split for backcountry touring, and are built in the company’s Silverton, Colorado workshop using sustainably harvested hardwoods and wind power.  For more information visit  

Ska Brewing Co. of Durango is celebrating its 16th year in business and is the largest microbrewery on Colorado’s western slope. Ska’s hand-crafted, award-winning beers include Pinstripe Red Ale, True Blonde Ale, and an array of seasonal and specialty brews, all brewed with 100% wind power. Ska recently completed construction of a new brewery that will enable them to triple what they currently brew. An expanded tasting room features 12 beers on tap, bocce ball, and live music. For the full scoop on Ska, visit