24 min

S2.Ep.45 - Jeff Thompson, Partner/Product Design Engineer and co-founder, Shaggy's Copper Country Skis The Michigan Opportunity

    • Entrepreneurship

How did making skis in 1908 in the Michigan Finnish Copper Country influence these Boyne City entrepreneurs to start making modern skis in 2005?

Listen to Jeff Thompson, Co-Founder of Shaggy's Copper Country Skis, and host Ed Clemente, explore this unique ski manufacturer in Boyne City Michigan. In 1908, our 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.  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. You can also read the transcript from our conversation. 

How did making skis in 1908 in the Michigan Finnish Copper Country influence these Boyne City entrepreneurs to start making modern skis in 2005?

Listen to Jeff Thompson, Co-Founder of Shaggy's Copper Country Skis, and host Ed Clemente, explore this unique ski manufacturer in Boyne City Michigan. In 1908, our 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.  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. You can also read the transcript from our conversation. 

24 min