News & Events

 


Winning the ISPO award and the award for eco achievement

The new 100% hemp fiber composite construction ski “MonViso edition” won the ISPO 2018 Award in the category snow sports > freeride and touring skis and the ISPO Eco Achievement Award.

The skis were developed as part of  a teaching course in systemic design for sustainability at the technical university ETH Zurich.

The hemp fiber skis and their contribution to circular mountain economies will be displayed at ISPO 2018 in Munich, Jan 28-31, at the award/brandnew area, and at the Greenroomvoice booth in hall A4.

Check out this short movie trailer introducing the new hemp ski system.

New part-time position: Digital communication and event organisation support

Open position advertised 15.09.17

Digital communication and event organisation support (part-time, flexible, on an hourly basis, Oct ’17 – January ’18)

We seek a digital communication and event organisation support (f/m) to help Grown this coming winter season in building our community by digital communication and real events.

Job description

The ideal candidate is a ski/Telemark/snowboard instructor or/and mountain guide with a strong value-based interest and spirit in and for sustainability. The offered position is part-time, flexible and paid by the hour, with a time equivalent of about 20h of work per month, for the period October ‘17 until January ‘18. Ideally, the candidate is a student and/or works as a ski instructor/guide this coming winter, based in the central Alps (Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Northern Italy, France), and this part-time position is a valuable addition to her/his other job since it can be done from anywhere with flexible working hours.

The ideal candidate will support Grown in our new strategic community building strategy, including website development, digital marketing, crowdfunding, and event organization; s/he will assist in daily routine tasks and has the chance to contribute to the design of new products, pop-up sales, events and trips. The candidate will actively support the growth of our sales distribution network, help to build new partnerships, and manage 2-3 weekend events on-site. There is no fixed work place; the candidate works independently organized from her/his own mountain office or café, while being easily reachable by digital means and willing to travel between Innsbruck, Torino and Grenoble.

Required skill set

The ideal candidate is a great communicator who easily connects with people; s/he is independently organized, capable to multi-task and has an education/training in sustainability or related topics. S/he is a snowsports instructor or/and mountain guide, is fluent in both spoken and written English, and speaks at least one other alpine language (especially Italian or French). Language skills are most critical for this position. Furthermore, the candidate is experienced working with WordPress based websites and capable to transform the current site into its new stage, likes to write short marketing texts and narratives, is photo affine and creative, and has experience with crowdfunding.

We offer a unique experience in a highly innovative and creative, research-based outdoor sports and eco design lab, great contact networks, and a fair compensation. Starting date is asap by October ’17.

Applications contain a motivation letter, a CV with picture and information on snow sports and digital communication experience, specifically in WordPress-based websites. This info should be sent by email as one .pdf file to info@grownskis.com, attention Dr. Tobias Luthe.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come-first serve basis.

Building Eco Skis with ETH Engineering Students

The course with the ETH engineering students was a huge success.

See the summary and movies about the course, the finished skis and the final ski test in St. Anton.

 

Grown at ISPO 2017

Grown is again part of the “brands for good” community at the booth of Greenroom Voice in Hall B6/124.

Come visit us, learn about our portfolio, share a good talk amongst other committed brands and outdoor sports enthusiasts.

 

 

Mid season sale – Overgrown free ride ski+binding Marker Lord

We offer for sale a package of the Overgrown big mountain skis with allmountain genes – mounted with a Maker Lord free ride binding with adjustable sole thickness, so it can be used with classic alpine and with ski touring boots with a thicker sole.

The set is available in the lengths 178cm and 186cm, with 111m width under foot.

 
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Single prices:
Overgrown 600€ (on sale from 950€)
Marker Lord 280€

Set price for sale:

660€ – one pair, so first serve first come!

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Open position: Community Manager (part-time 20h/month Nov ’16 – March ’17)

Open position advertised 01.11.16

Community Manager (part-time 20h/month Nov ’16 – March ’17)

We seek a Community Manager (f/m) to support Grown this coming winter season in building our community by digital communication and real events, supporting the founding director and the Grown friends team.

Job description

The ideal candidate is a ski/Telemark/snowboard instructor or/and mountain guide with a strong value-based interest and spirit in and for sustainability. The offered position is part-time with a paid equivalent of about 20h of work per month, for the period November ‘16 until March ‘17. Ideally, the candidate is a student and/or works as a ski instructor/guide this coming winter, based in the central Alps (Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Northern Italy, France), and this part-time position is a valuable addition to her/his other job since it can be done from anywhere with flexible working hours.

In close collaboration with the founding director of Grown, the candidate will support website development, digital marketing, event organization and management; s/he will assist in daily routine tasks and has the chance to contribute to the design of new products and trips. The community manager will actively support the growth of our sales distribution network, help to build new partnerships, and manage 2-3 weekend events on-site. There is no fixed work place; the community manager works independently organized from her/his own mountain office or café, while being easily reachable by digital means and willing to travel between Innsbruck and Grenoble.

Required skill set

The ideal candidate is a great communicator who easily connects with people; s/he is independently organized, capable to multi-task and has an education/training in sustainability or related topics. S/he is a snowsports instructor or/and mountain guide, is fluent in both spoken and written English, and speaks at least one other alpine language (German, Italian or French). Language skills are most critical for this position. Furthermore, the candidate is experienced working with WordPress based websites, likes to write short marketing texts and narratives, is photo affine and creative.

We offer a unique experience in a highly innovative and creative, research-based outdoor sports and eco design business, great contact networks, and an adequate salary. Starting date is asap in November.

Applications contain a motivation letter, a CV with picture and information on snow sports and digital communication experience, and a one-half-page text about marketing a new eco friendly Grown splitboard. This info should be sent by email as one .pdf file to info@grownskis.com, attention Dr. Tobias Luthe. More information can be found at www.grownskis.com. Download the job description as a pdf document.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come-first serve basis.

ETH Zurich: Grand Challenges in Ski Design

Technical University of Zurich – Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering
Institute of Design, Materials and Fabrication – Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

Grown is contributing to the ETH course

Grand Challenges in Engineering Design 

The course Grand Challenges in Engineering Design (visit course website)  by Prof. K. Shea covers the topic of design processes through the example of skis.
The course includes theoretical lectures about the basics of ski design such as structural concepts, mechanics of skis, and ski testing as well as practical lectures with guest speakers from academia and industry.

Dr. Tobias Luthe, founder of Grown, offers in this course a lecture on systemic design: what is a whole systems approach to design on the example of skis? How can ecological, social, technical and economic aspects be integrated to design sustainable solutions?

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Figure by Blizzard, J. L. and L. E. Klotz. 2012. A framework for sustainable whole systems design. Design Studies 33(5).

Ski test 2014/15 model ‘TheOnly’

Telemarkfriends.com tested the Grown allmountain ski ‘TheOnly’, for the season 2014/15. The test proofed the ski capacities to carve on hard pack, perform in powder, remain stable in high speeds – the ultimate all mountain tool. Test summary: “Gibst du TheOnly eine straffe Führung und hast die nötige Power in den Beinen, dann wird er der einzige Ski für dich sein, dann brauchst du nichts anderes.” – “If you have the power in your legs to tell TheOnly what to do, then this will be the only ski for you, then you won’t need anything else.”

Grown skis displayed at ISPO in Munich 05.-08.2.15

Grown is showcasing our ski range at the Greenroomvoice Inspire area at ISPO 2015 in Munich, from February 5th-8th 2015.

Come along and feel the natural touch of our beautiful skis – stay tuned for more information.