Vintage Snowboard by Nash called the Skifer
c. 1960’s – 70’s, 20th century
Wood, nylon (rope), metal (nails)
50.5"l x 6.5"w x 2"h
© Vintage Winter
This Skifer is made by Nash and is painted red with yellow graphics. It is in fair condition. Engraved with the letter "J" by the original owner.
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.