How We Started

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My twin brother Tyler and I (Bryce) founded Karakoram in February 2008 to follow our dream of combining our careers with our shared passion for the mountains. Skiing and snowboarding has always been a part of our lives, starting skiing at the age of 3 and eventually moving on to snowboarding in the late ’80s. Our first glimpse into backcountry exploration came about when we were in high school and had just started teaching snowboarding at Alpental Ski Area in Washington state. Since then we’ve been hooked.

Both Tyler and I have degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington, AASI Level III Snowboard Certifications, a combined 20 years of mechanical design experience and a lifetime of skiing and snowboarding. With our education and experience we have set out to push backcountry gear to the next level, starting with the Split30 splitboard system.

In August 2011,  we announced our  partnership with Jeremy Jones.  Jeremy’s backcountry experience and knowledge will help continue the evolution of the  Karakoram splitboard interface.

Why Support Karakoram?

Karakoram was started by backcountry enthusiasts like you who wanted more from our gear. We are the little guys in a big ski industry, but what that means for you is you have our ears. When you have concerns about a product or have a product need that isn’t being served you get to talk to the owners and engineers of Karakoram. By purchasing Karakoram products you are supporting a new wave in backcountry innovation.
We look forward to seeing you on the hill or in the backcountry,
Bryce and Tyler Kloster

If you have any questions or comments please let us know:

bryce@karakorambc.com
tyler@karakorambc.com