About Kindred

We, Angie and Evan, design and build Kindred Custom Snowboards and Skis together in the shadow of the Beaufort Mountain Range on beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada. We embarked on this creative journey to feed our passion for the ride.  Not just the act of sliding on snow, but the entire alpine experience.  It's this experience that connects us to our kin: the people with whom we share a joy for powder, park features and beautiful peaks.

What's in a name? We chose Kindred because It recognizes how constantly blown away we are by the support of our community, friends, and family. It also nods at the incredible relationships that are forged through alpine winter sports and lifestyle. Nothing quite compares to charging through fresh snow engulfed by the euphoric hoots and hollers of your friends. Those snowy moments, when we’re living a shared experience, feel like pure magic. When you are surrounded by people who embody that joy on and off the snow, you can’t help but feel like family. More friends on a pow day!

 

Tech

We employ a blend of traditional handiwork interwoven with progressive technologies including a CNC cutting machine for extremely high precision work. To personalize the flex and response of our snowboards and skis we integrate a variety of composites including Fibreglass, Basalt, Kevlar and Carbon fibre to suit even the most critical rider.  High quality composites paired with our bio-resin system provide superior performance at a lowered environmental impact.

 

Art
 
We practice the old-world craft of wood marquetry to create exquisite one-of-a-kind top sheets.
 
 
Wood
 
We build Kindred snowboards, splitboards and skis start-to-finish. We build our wooden cores using select Vancouver Island Cypress, an extremely durable and lightweight material.  Custom marquetry top sheets can include an array of FSC certified domestic and exotic wood species.