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By Andi Bourne

Coop Ski Works Utilizes Spruce from Pyramid


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Ben Sidor stopped by Pyramid Mountain Lumber this fall to show them the skis he is making using their spruce as the wood core. He can digitally print onto the wood veneer top sheet. While the goat is the standard design, customers can provide the artwork to be printed on the skis. Pictured (L-R): Sidor with Pyramid employees Mary Ann Morin and Mike McGrew.

SEELEY LAKE – When Great Falls resident Ben Sidor expanded his business Coop Ski Works into Montana, he had trouble finding a local wood supplier for spruce. His search ended at Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. in Seeley Lake. There he found the spruce lumber needed for the wood core to make his backcountry skis the lightest, strongest backcountry skis on the market.

Sidor started building skis out of Wenatchee, Wash. with three friends in September 2014. Their first shop was a chicken coop so as a joke they named themselves Coop Ski Works. The Internet was their teacher as they spent hours...

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