Shaggy's Copper Country Skis

Shaggy's Copper Country Skis


Amazing day on amazing skis
Entering some new territory with Shaggy's! Snowskates! I've been lusting after one of these skis for years and they had some blems ready to go, amazing! I'll try to post results once I get it drilled properly and mounted up, if this crazy weather permits, or I'll get some groomers anyway on snow gun groomers amiright? Let's get it!
Tomorrow we're getting a visit from Shaggy's Copper Country Skis for a ski demo! Small-batch crafted skis out of Boyne City, MI, you'll find care and attention to detail in every piece of equipment. Stop by, say hi, and test some skis!

Our morning digging out was nonsense in a love snow way. Next we track runs and trails with the sled as its standstill deep unless steep. 35” and 8’ drifts.

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Greetings! 1 PM today and 18 degrees snowing 2”+ per hour measuring 17-24” depending on the wind. Hope to Snocat up to Challenge drifts but the fireside feels pretty good right now.

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In 1908, Sulo “Shaggy” Lehto started hand carving wooden skis in Copper Country. Fast forward to 2005 when the Thompson family began making skis, they knew they had to pay homage to their great-grand-uncle Shaggy.

Join Jeff Thompson, Co-Founder of Shaggy's Copper Country Skis, and host Ed Clemente as they discuss the Thompson family’s ski endeavor on podcast.

Listen now:
In 1908, Sulo “Shaggy” Lehto started hand carving wooden skis in Copper Country. Fast forward to 2005 when the Thompson family began making skis, they knew they had to pay homage to their great-grand-uncle Shaggy.

Join Jeff Thompson, Co-Founder of Shaggy's Copper Country Skis, and host Ed Clemente as they discuss the Thompson family’s ski endeavor on podcast.

Listen now:
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On the jet at Jay peak Vermont with my sarge 95s from shaggys
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Mancelona is known for the top snow in Lower Michigan thanks to the lake effect and Orographic lift. In the 1995/96 season 245” or 20.5 feet were recorded for Mancelona in town but Mt Mancelona due to the Drumlin Range and steep slopes collecting moisture and always more POW! It snows here on bluebird days having a beer at Shorts 15 min away. The moist wind hits Mt Mancelona Drumlins and is forced to rise. Rising air expands due to lower pressure and that expanded air cools, allowing the moisture to condense into the snow. The process (good for apes ski trivia) is called orographic lift. It is responsible for making more than half of the snow that naturally falls on large mountains and much more than In town. Then, there’s convective precipitation but that's for another day.

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Amazing Mt Mancelona first day with beautiful big snow crystals slowly falling. .

We tested our new t’s and hanger recoils on the 1958 Dopplemayr (not public (yet and needs support)) T-Bar Surface Lift. Mike Agrusa here 32 years working on her says to his knowledge it's 2nd or 3rd oldest running in the world. It's running like a top and thanks, Mike! Mike also saved and had the South Poma Surface Lift running years ago which would be our second choice lift to bring back!

I’ll share some stoke and add some films to this thread. Have a tip-top day friends!

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The weather is still warm but it's time to get in the holiday spirit! At Celebration of Dreams, our Silent Auction will have 120+ items and is a great way to start your holiday shopping or even treat yourself! Here is a sneak peak of two of our items that will be available (online or in-person) in just a couple weeks!

For the winter sport enthusiast, these handcrafted, custom skis from Shaggy's Copper Country Skis are the perfect gift! Shaggy's Ski's are a family owned business in Boyne City. If hitting the slopes isn't your style, cozy up with this Hot Cocoa Bar package! This item includes everything you need for hot cocoa, Candyland, winter puzzle and more.

For more information on Celebration of Dreams or to purchase tickets click here:
A SongDog shout out to Shaggy's Copper Country Skis for these awesome custom skis with our logo! Thank you so much for the cool design - we can't wait to get on the slopes!
It's a Spring Thing... Jay Peak Resort 5/8/2022

I LOVE my Shaggy's!! The Ahmeek 95's are not only very responsive in the East Coast glades, but their durability is incredible. I've skied 3 season on them and only 1 base weld needed after last season and so far it doesn't look like any yet this season. 😂 I ski til the end...The season isn't over yet!

Skiing Glades in May?!? What? Let them ski grass... The glades were all mine for the taking!

There were a lot of added obstacles in the glades but the Higher Ground was definitely skiable. For obvious reasons, most people stayed on the trails, which skied awesome... think corn. It's May, it's 60 degrees, and a blue bird day, You take what you can get... and Jay Peak delivered once again.

And they plan to open 1 more weekend!!!

Shaggy’s Skis are custom designed and built just for you. Proudly made in Michigan, USA. Ever have an question? Real. Personal. Service.


Shaggy's was founded with the simple goal of making you happier on the snow than you've ever been. The Thompson brothers started building skis as a hobby in 2005 and in 2008 the Thompson family released the first line of Shaggy's to the public. Well over a decade later, we're proud to still handcraft every pair of skis in our own factory. We've refined our line of skis, expanded our tea

Operating as usual


Two great events coming tomorrow (Saturday)!

10am - 3pm: Free Ski Demo Crystal Mountain
7pm: Petoskey Lake Effect Ski Film Premiere - come check out the ski line and watch Shaggy's Ambassador Logan Stanley shred in the film!


Come try skis at our upcoming free ski demos:
Jan 7 - Crystal Mountain
Jan 14 - Caberfae Peaks

Photos from Shaggy's Copper Country Skis's post 01/01/2023

"These skis make the nicest noise when skiing down the hill. Float well, carve nice, look great."
-Curt V on the Ahmeek 105 with a clear "Woody" topsheet!


Photos from Shaggy's Copper Country Skis's post 12/31/2022

Check out these super clean custom Ahmeek 115 powder skis. Want your own graphic, let us design one for you!


Photos from Shaggy's Copper Country Skis's post 12/26/2022

Who else has been chasing all the snow from this past storm cycle?
Let's see some photos in the comments!

Photos from Granite Peak Ski Resort's post 12/26/2022

Free ski demo at Granite Peak Ski Resort tomorrow!


That special time of year is here—a time of love, happiness, and sharing. We're appreciative of you, our Shaggy's family, who have supported our small business throughout the years. This Christmas, we're thinking of you and hoping you're showered with love, happiness and lots of snow!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and wishing you an amazing New Year.

Warmest regards,

Shari, John, and Jeff Thompson and the rest of the Shaggy's Team


Don’t forget to GRAB your skis in time for Christmas 🎄


Order by 3pm for same-day UPS shipping and get your skis and swag before Christmas!

Don't wait👉

Lighten Santa's Load 12/13/2022

Lighten Santa's Load

Check out today's daily ski deal at

Lighten Santa's Load We're running ten days of discounts to lighten Santa's load this year! Starts 12/9/22 through 12/18/22. Discounts do not apply to any custom products! Order by 3pm on 12/18 for Christmas Delivery via USPS! Use the discount codes below to save big! Friday (12/9) - $80 Off Ahmeek 85/95/105/115 - Use C...


Looking to demo a pair of Shaggy's? Check out our early season demo tour!


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Photos from Shaggy's Copper Country Skis's post 12/09/2022

What would you put on your custom skis? Let us know in the comments!

Check out these custom Medora 95s for .

Photos from Shaggy's Copper Country Skis's post 12/08/2022

Did you know?

Many of our ski models utilize our nanoMAG® Damping System to reduce vibration and chatter while adding virtually no weight to the skis.

To accomplish this nanoMAG® magnesium alloy sheets are inlaid into the wood cores. The unique characteristic of this material is its ability to dissipate mechanical energy into heat, with increased capacity as the material is moved faster.

This construction comes stock on our Brockway line, Belle line, Mohawk 98, and Fun Carver 88. Also available to add to any custom ski build!


First day on the new fun carvers opening day @ JFBB in the poconos! These things are awesome! Thank you Shaggy family for building awesome skis!
- Gregg S from New Jersey


Making 3lb Carbon Fiber Skis (6lb/pair)

This summer we had a request to make a 3lb/ski (6lb/pair) Ahmeek 95 for a customer who does a fair amount of hiking with his skis in his bag, before he gets to snow to start skinning uphill. After a few conversations back and forth, we decided to take on his project and push the boundaries of how light we can make one of our models using ultra light carbon fiber, while still using a hardwood core (grown in the USA).

Follow along to see how close we got to our target and see how we built this pair of carbon fiber skis!

Do you want to customize your skis?

Custom Ski Builder:

Totally Unique Custom Project like this: message us or call 231-459-4323


Who made turns this past week? Let's see some photos!

Photo: Julie K at The Highlands


Alpine Valley Ski Area ski patrol rocking their custom Brockway 80s for the early morning ice!

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Thanks for the photo John!


And then one becomes two!


A Christmas is a wonderful view :)
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Check out Shark Tank tonight for a great Northern Michigan business, ActionGlow, in the Tank!

And keep your eyes peeled for some good looking props too 😉

Photos from Shaggy's Copper Country Skis's post 11/17/2022

Are you ready to ski? Is your area getting snow?

Winter has shown up in full force here in the Upper Midwest this week!

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Time to wax your skis! It's time to go skiing ⛷


Ski season is here! Don't forget to tag us this year and send us your favorite pictures! We love to see your smiling faces and want to show you off on our page :)

Photos from Shaggy's Copper Country Skis's post 11/13/2022

Thanks to everyone who came to our factory open house today. Let it snow!

Photos from Shaggy's Copper Country Skis's post 11/11/2022

🇺🇸 Featured Graphic Friday!

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all who have and are currently serving! Thank you for your time, bravery, and sacrifice for this country. We appreciate and are very thankful for you service 🇺🇸

Photos from White Birch Outfitters's post 11/07/2022

Looking to move some old gear? Check out White Birch Outfitters ski swap before our SKI FACTORY OPEN HOUSE on Saturday!

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100 Air Industrial Park Drive
Boyne City, MI

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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