Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis Demo Day

Published On November 22, 2019
January 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Come out for a demo day featuring Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis, a small family owned manufacturer operating right out of Michigan! Great-grand-uncle Sulo “Shaggy” Lehto starting hand carving wooden skis for our family and neighbors in the village of Kearsarge, located in the heart of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, best known as the Copper Country. Shaggy carved skis for his niece, our grandmother (John’s mother), and she told stories of using them to travel around town in the deep snow and  ski down the tailing piles from the copper mines. That pair of skis was handed down through the generations. In 2005, when the Thompson family started making skis, they knew they had to keep the family heritage alive and dedicated their ski building endeavor with the family name of Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis.