Vintage Snow Skimmer Skifer, Snufer by Marina of Racine Wisconsin
c. 1960’s – 70’s, 20th century
Wood, plastic (fin), nylon (rope), metal (nails)
48"l x 5.5"w x 2"h
© Vintage Winter
This Snow Skimmer by Marina of Racine Wisconsin is complete with its original nylon braided rope red painted wooden handle. It is in excellent condition and shows very little wear. Snow Skimmers, Snurfers and Skifers were the first versions of snowboards. Most of the early pioneers of modern snowboarding owned these “toys” throughout their life. Jake Burton (one of the first to shape vintage snowboards) would modify Snurfers in his backyard. Sherman Poppen invented Snurfers in 1965 in Muskegon, Michigan. Many attribute Sherm as the father of modern snowboarding.