Twin brothers Tyler and Bryce founded Karakoram in February 2008 to follow their dream of combining their careers with a shared passion for the mountains. Their first glimpse into backcountry exploration came in high school when they had just started teaching snowboarding at Alpental Ski Area in Washington State. They’ve been hooked ever since.
Both Tyler and Bryce have degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington, AASI Level III Snowboard Certifications, a combined 20 years of mechanical design experience and a lifetime of skiing and snowboarding. With their education and experience they have set out to push backcountry gear to the next level, from the original Split30 Splitboard System to this year’s industry-leading Prime and Connect systems.