Pallas Snowboards started in a small workshop near downtown Salt Lake City, Utah in Fall 2013. Our friends at Chimera Snowboards invited us to share their workshop and tools, mentoring us in the craft of building snowboards and splitboards.
While our ambitions and skills have grown since our early days, our shop size has not: we moved to an even smaller workshop with Chimera in 2016 as a way to get closer to our small-batch philosophy. It looks a lot like the inside of a garage because, well, it is.
Both Pallas and Chimera have always been an after-hours side project, and our backyard shop is a place for us to work with our hands after coming home from working a 9-5. (That’s why you’ll find us here late at night and why you won’t find us answering the phone during the day.)
We sketch out new designs on the same work benches where we glue edges and drill inserts. The snowboard press and rolls of base material are in view from every angle. And the band saw takes over any conversation, no matter how loud we’ve got the music.