‘Ski-Bombe’ snowboard, c. 1968.

This ‘ski-bombe’ snowboard was used at the Devils Elbow ski area, Bethany, Ontario c. 1968.

Running surface of snowboard has a raised wooden surface with an incised groove running along the centre, there is a yellow tow/steering rope that is through a hole in the tip of the snowboard, snowboard has 2 black rubber bootplates, one near the rear of the board and the other closer to the centre, there are no metal edges on board.

Notes: Sea Gliders was a renowned Water-ski manufacturer based out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The donor worked at Pilon Marine store in Peterborough, ON.  The donor has a film at her brother’s house showing her using the board. The artifact was sent as a promotional piece to the store,  where it was purchased by the the donor.


Artifact Details

Date: c. 1968
Discipline: Snowboard
Type: Snowboards & Accessories
Colour: Yellow paint with black motif
Material: Wood, paint, poly rope, rubber
Measurements: 120cm in length x 19cm in width
Markings: Manufacturers decals "Ski Bombe" shaped in the shape of a round bomb with fuse - "for surfing on Snow" - "made in Canada by Sea Gliders"
Catalogue Number: 2004.72.1