From our beginning in 2005 crafting skis as a hobby, until today, producing skis full time in Boyne City, MI we have one simple goal: make you happier sliding down the snow than you’ve ever been.
Here at Shaggy’s we feel strongly about supporting the local economy. We source all materials on the local level, the state level, and if necessary the national level. We are proud to say that the hearts of our skis come from select cut, northern Michigan hardwood. We bring in rough lumber from the mill right down the road and process it from the start to a finished core.
At our factory, we are constantly changing and improving our process of constructing a ski. We have our own CNC equipment in-house to have maximum control of every aspect of production. For this season we are pleased to announce that we have doubled production and are continue our strong, sustainable growth.
When you make an investment in Shaggy’s you are not just buying a product, you are gaining world class service based right here in your backyard. Ever have an question? We are right here in Michigan and we are here to stay. When you talk to us, you are talking to the passionate ones that are putting your skis together.
We are excited to introduce our newest product line with updates to nearly every ski. Glance through these pages knowing Shaggy’s is here to make a statement. We are a family operation that puts our heart and soul into our product. There is no outsourcing at Shaggy’s, we are American made and we are Pure Michigan.
In the summer of 2005, Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis (SCC) was founded with the intention of producing a ski that wasn’t a slug! For too long, the skiing community has been plagued with mediocre products built for the masses. Shaggy’s plans to change that. Our mission is to build a ski that takes all you can give it and comes crawling back for more, day after day. There is no compromise when it comes to producing a top notch ski, from our hand selected hardwood cores to the final tune, we personally inspect and perfect every ski sold.
In 1908, our great uncle Shaggy Lehto built 3 pair of wooden skis, one of which has been handed down through the generations. In 2005, shortly after the Thompson Family had started building skis, these skis ended up in our hands. As the company started to form we asked ourselves what to name it. When Jeff suggested Shaggy, we all loved it. And so Shaggy’s Copper Country was born. Now we know that most people don’t know what the Copper Country is; so let us explain. The Copper Country is a small area of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan known as the Keweenaw Peninsula. From 1845 to the late 1960’s it was the world’s greatest producing region for copper. The area still has a rich heritage from the copper mining day and is known to this day as the Copper Country.
How does this all tie together? Shaggy was born and raised in Kearsarge, MI, which is in the heart of the Copper Country. Unlike the rest of the family Shaggy was not a miner, he was the village Blacksmith. As time went on, he became tired of working iron and steel and started a hobby of wood carving. What better to carve than skis? With close to 300” inches of annual snowfall there was a need for skis and he fed that need.
It is with great honor and a sense of pride that we use his name and hope that Shaggy is as proud of us as we are of him.
Sizing skis is a little bit of an art and a little bit of a science. There are numerous factors that all effect the optimal ski length for you.
A few of the factors are:
The list could go on and on, but if you need help with the decision, always feel free to call us at 231.459.4323, live chat, or email us!
Here's a basic chart based solely on height, to get you started.
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