Char Ski Poles

Not Just A Ski Pole - Film. Fix. Function!


The Story of Char Poles

The Story of Char Poles

Char Poles was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2012 on the core concepts of style, quality, and innovation.

Our products, refined by skiers, adventurists, photographers and videographers, are aimed at cultivating a change within the action sports filming world.
Char Poles was originally founded by Alex Carr. While attending the University of Utah, Alex skied nearly every day and worked at Canyons resort in Park City. The Char Poles technology and product development began with integrating tools into ski poles, and quickly inspired Alex to integrate other useful functions which he felt optimistic about becoming major industry standards: Camera mounts, Interchangeable parts, screwdrivers, and bottle openers.

How The University of Utah Had An Impact

In January of 2012, Alex enrolled in the Innovation Scholars Program at the University of Utah. It was through there that Alex met Patent Librarian, Dave Morrison, and began filing his first patents and working on prototyping the initial iterations. In January of 2013, and after filing all the intellectual property, Alex took the company to the SnowSports Industry America (SIA) trade show where the products and company won awards for having the most innovative, “hot”, and creative gear of the year.


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