If you live near the West Coast and have a hankering for some powder, Oregon is the place to visit. As it turns out, the state is also one of forerunners in the “buy local” movement. In this spirit, we’ve compiled a list of Oregon ski and snowboard companies with a distinct local connection. It doesn’t matter whether you ski or board, prefer Nordic to alpine—we can help. Below is our extensive list of local brands and shops that are sure to provide what you’re looking for.



Columbia Sportswear Co.One of the biggest names in outdoor and winter apparel, Columbia makes some of the sturdiest jackets around. PORTLAND

DAKINEThey build backpacks, travel bags, accessories, outerwear, and clothing. They focus primarily on surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, mountain biking, skiing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, and travel. HOOD RIVER

Adidas SnowboardingAdidas is one of the best-known apparel and lifestyle brands in the world. With a focus on comfort and style, they specialize in sportswear and leisure apparel. PORTLAND

AirblasterThey specialize in snowboard apparel and gear. They encourage customers to “Stay Wild,” creating products that range from light and casual boarding clothes to highly-functional Ninja Suits. PORTLAND

Betty RidesThey are an action sports brand geared toward women. Their sustainable, locally-made products include both winter gear and summer apparel. PORTLAND

BlackstrapThey make a range of facegear for skiers and boarders alike. Using patented designs and innovative fabrics, they create a durable and high-quality product. BEND

Bonfire OuterwearThey are a technical snowboard outerwear brand. They deliver functional and innovative outerwear to increase performance. PORTLAND

Caldera InternationalThey create and produce products for everything physical—from travel and sports medicine to outdoor recreation. PORTLAND

Cascade Web DevelopmentThey are a web development team focusing on strategy, design, development, and performance. WEST LINN

Crash PadsThey design and create a rage of protective gear. Their products cover both winter-related sports and bike/motor sports. ASTORIA

D.A. Davidson & Co.An investment firm specializing in personal financial solutions, D.A. Davidson values stability and discipline when making financial decisions. LAKE OSWEGO

DEFCON GLOVESThey develop and create snowboarding gloves. GRESHAM

DeviationThey make personalized and handmade skis and snowboards. Their fully customized graphic options are guaranteed to suit your style. GRESHAM

DownUndersThey make footbeds by combining several innovative features to create one cohesive product. SUNRIVER

Gratke Wealth LLCThis business provides financial services. They can help with investment and 401(K) management. PORTLAND

Home School SnowboardingThey help to hone snowboarders’ skills through video tutorials and articles. PORTLAND

Howard Russel, AttorneyThey provide patent and trademark legal services. If you are an investor or a start-up, they have the tools to ensure your goals are met. LAKE OSWEGO

Icebreaker USAThey make a range of merino wool clothing for every season. They believe in simplicity and beauty through sustainable sourcing. PORTLAND

Meriwether GroupThey provide entrepreneurial services—everything from brand-building and business development to retail and strategic advisory services. PORTLAND

Nemo Design, LLCThis is a brand development firm. They specialize in active lifestyle brands, using strategic creative processes to break boundaries. PORTLAND

NikeNike is one of the best-known and widely-produced brands in the world. But you already knew that. BEAVERTON

Nikita Clothing USAThey are a women’s streetwear and outerwear band. Bringing style and confidence to women from the streets to the mountains, they merge both style and function. PORTLAND

ON3P SkisThey create and design custom skis. Additionally, they sell a range of gear, including bindings, accessories, and hats. PORTLAND

PISTILThey design and produce a range of accessories for all seasons. Their products are inspired by outdoor lifestyle and shaped by consumer feedback. HOOD RIVER

Salomon SnowboardSalomon creates gear that allows people to enjoy the sports they pursue. They make shoes, clothing, packs, and goggles, as well as alpine and Nordic equipment. PORTLAND

Sporthill, Inc.This is an outdoor apparel brand. They specialize in tech apparel and provide products for a range of sports and lifestyles. EUGENE

TREWThey are an outdoor gear company. They create, design, and produce everything from snow bibs to stylish coffee mugs and beanies. HOOD RIVER



Oregon is a hub of small, locally-owned businesses. The booming ski and snowboard industry has trickled into the state’s “buy local” emphasis, and—as a result—new businesses and brands frequently pop up. If you know of a company we’ve missed, let us know. Do you own one of these businesses? Are you trying to find ways to gain more exposure? Write to Jeremy at jeremy@coloradoskiauthority.com about advertising, email campaigns, and other ways to promote your brand.