From First Avenue to first tracks

Central Park Skiers is a growing collection of outdoor products inspired by the dynamic contrast between city life and snowy summits, new materials, and hands-on design and crafting practices.

The journey began back in New York City, where I created my first products, sparked by snowy days spent skiing in Central Park with my son. The name Central Park Skiers embodies my passion for skiing – if you can ski here, you can ski anywhere.

I design and sew prototypes by myself, aided by the opinions of fellow skiers, mountain enthusiasts, and travellers. When creating critical equipment – like the upcoming Adapt-Alpine 35 skitouring backpack – I don't just rely on the best materials and components, but do also field testing to fine tune features and designs.

So, while the name Central Park Skiers expresses the urban origins of my brand it's more than that. It's also a lighthearted declaration of purpose: while mountain adventures are never a 'walk in the park,' with Central Park Skiers, my aspiration is to make skiing more enjoyable, creative, and safe for all of you.

Joonas Luotonen