Where: Located in Rossland BC at 1023m above sea level.
Year Established: March 2021
Owner: Michael Johns
This is a start up that will manufacture ski boot repair parts, lightweight backcountry equipment and my “Light-Switch” snowboard binding interface. As well, the plan is to explore the limits of pedal assist e-bikes. The goal is faster and further, doing rides of a magnitude impossible on normal mountain bikes.
Give us a brief description of your manufacturing processes and philosophy.
The goal is to do the testing, manufacturing and ultimately using what we make here in the Kootenays.
How many employees and/or contractors do you work with?
At the moment I am a one man show.
What brought you to the Kootenays and how long have you been here?
I moved to Rossland in 1988. I chose this area after a ski trip to Nelson in 1986.
Tell us about the history and relative work experience of your founder(s).
Describe the mission, vision, goals, and aspirations of your company.
The vision/mission of 1023 Innovations is to improve the tools we use for human powered backcountry travel.