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DPS Skis Official Ski Partner of Eleven Experience at Scarp Ridge Lodge in Colorado and Kingfisher Heli in British Columbia

rygr February 4, 2022

Salt Lake City-based ski maker introduces new partnership with Eleven Experience, providing skis for top global ski destinations 

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 7, 2022) — This season, DPS Skis, the largest U.S.-based ski manufacturer, is proud to announce a new partnership with world-class experiential hospitality company, Eleven Experience. DPS Skis will outfit King Fisher Heli in British Colombia and Scarp Ridge Lodge in Crested Butte, Colorado, with newest 2022 model skis for guests and guides.

“Our mission to provide customers with the most innovative, premium skis on the market which aligns nicely with Eleven Experience’s mission to create world-class ski experiences. We’re thrilled to provide a fleet of Pagoda and Pagoda Tour skis for clients and guides at these Eleven Experience’s ski destinations and our latest creations are bound to impress every clientele,” says Steve Kropf, VP of sales and marketing at DPS.

The Kingfisher Heli operation is located in the midst of the Central Monashees and Valhalla Mountains with over 300,000 acres of expansive terrain. This world-class destination is known for consistent snowfall and offers a vast diversity of terrain from open high-alpine bowls to steep chutes and perfectly spaced old-growth forests. Eleven Experience guides are highly trained professionals that help tie the whole experience together with custom itineraries for small groups. Skiers ranging from intermediate to advanced skill levels will enjoy fresh tracks every run. With lodging at Halcyon Hot Springs Resort, located in close proximity to all three zones of the Kingfisher Heli terrain, guests will enjoy natural hot springs, hearty meals and comfortable accommodations in between action-packed days of heli-skiing.

Scarp Ridge Lodge is located in the heart of Crested Butte, Colorado. Eleven Experience has exclusive access via 2 cat skis to 1,000-plus acres with two on-mountain outposts for guests to enjoy lunch and après for epic skiing at Irwin Mountain located 13 miles west of town. At over 10,000 feet above sea level in the Elk Mountains, this ski terrain is situated in the “snow shadow” of the Ruby Range, which means it is orographically favored to receive copious amounts of snow from December through April. Spoiled by light, low-density powder due to high altitude and prime location. Irwin’s geography has gained it the well-earned reputation for averaging 450 inches of snow a season—often twice that of the town of Crested Butte.

“We work closely with our global guide teams to source the best gear for each adventure. For Eleven’s ski destinations, conversations with our guide teams led us to DPS. Our ski operations in Colorado, Chile, Iceland, British Columbia, and France depend on the best guides, terrain, and gear, and supplying our guests with DPS skis will be a crucial component of their “best day ever.” DPS’s mission to engineer the perfect skis is central to our ability to deliver the guided backcountry experiences that define Eleven Experience. Their industry-leading gear and commitment to the spirit of skiing will undoubtedly help us keep turning it up to Eleven at our ski operations,” says Andy Banas, marketing director at Eleven Experience.

In 2022, Eleven Experience will also introduce DPS Skis at additional locations including Deplar Farm in Iceland and Rio Palena Lodge in Chile. For more information, please contact PR Account Manager Maria Brickman at

About DPS Skis: Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah, DPS designs the world’s most advanced ski products by fusing space-age carbon technology with groundbreaking shapes. DPS is responsible for the world’s first and only pure pre-impregnated carbon fiber sandwich ski, the first 120mm-waisted powder pintail, the first rockered ski with sidecut, and PHANTOM, a paradigm-shifting permanent, one-time application base-coating that forever eliminates the need for waxing skis and snowboards. DPS products are sold on five continents and are the trusted brand of choice for serious skiers worldwide.

About Eleven:

Eleven Experience is a carefully curated collection of lodges, chalets and beach houses hidden in extraordinary destinations around the globe. The company beckons intrepid travelers and outdoor enthusiasts who seek the thrill and challenge of authentic, life-changing experiences and understated luxury. The cornerstone of the Eleven Experience is each property’s highly knowledgeable native guides, who craft bespoke experiences filled with local culture, genuine community and rare pursuits in the mountains, water, backcountry, and urban locations known only to locals. Eleven’s authentic global adventures are perfect for families, friends, and business associates of all ages and skill levels who are driven by a deep curiosity to explore the world around them. Each passion-fueled adventure is specifically crafted to elevate guests’ experiences beyond the ‘perfect ten’ – to an Eleven.


DPS Skis Contact: 

Maria Brickman

970-236-1668 ext. 2104

Eleven Contact: 

Carol Ann Kelley-Elwell

(805) 451-7894