Making Skis

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Virtual Event

Monday, January 30, 2023, 6 pm

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Husky Bites presents Special Guest Jeffrey Thompson '12

Shaggy's Copper Country Skis


Iver Anderson

As kids, Jeff Thompson and his brother Jonathon started building skis as a hobby in 2005. Three years later the Thompson family released the first line of Shaggy's skis to the public. Today they still handcraft every pair of skis in their own small factory in Boyne City, Michigan. Jeff named the company for their great-uncle (Shaggy), and for the former mining region of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Houghton) where he’d lived as a student at Michigan Tech (Jeff earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2012). Each pair of Shaggy’s Skis are custom designed and built with a passion for skiing and craftsmanship combined. At least 80 processes go into making a ski, and Jeff will share much more about them during Husky Bites. Joining in is MTU alum Iver Anderson '75, inventor, senior metallurgist at Ames Laboratory, a US Department of Energy National Lab. He's a lifelong skier with a keen interest in the making of skis from a materials standpoint.

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Join us early at 5:45 p.m. for conversation and a weather update.

About Husky Bites

Husky Bites are free Interactive Zoom Webinars from the College of Engineering at Michigan Tech. Time after for Q&A.

Series Host

Janet Callahan
Dean of the College of Engineering
Michigan Technological University

Brain Food

Join us for a bite! Grab some dinner with Dean Janet Callahan and a special guest, and learn something new! This family-friendly event is BYOC (bring your own curiosity). 

When: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. starting January 23 and held weekly through April 3, with a break on March 6

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