Carl Kuster Mountain Park

Carl Kuster Mountain Park

Where: Malakwa, BC

Year Established: 2009


Owner: Carl Kuster

We create snowmobile performance products as well as offer backcountry tours and motorcycle and dirtbike training.

Give us a brief description of your manufacturing processes and philosophy.

We create performance enhancing products for the snowmobile industry to improve snowmobiles, snowmobile accessories, and snowmobile riding outerwear.

How many employees and/or contractors do you work with?

Currently CKMP employs 28 staff in the winter to facilitate touring operations and product support for BRP. Product manufacturing is lead by Carl Kuster and General Manager Marshall Kronewitt. CKMP works with six different contractors and manufacturers that assist in the product build process.

What brought you to the Kootenays and how long have you been here?

The Monashee Mountain range between Sicamous and Revelstoke is arguably the best place in the world for backcountry snowmobiling. The amount of snowfall, snow-pack stability, tree spacing, and rideable terrain make this area very appealing for the marketing and promotion of snowmobile performance products.

Tell us about the history and relative work experience of your founder(s).

Carl Kuster is a four-time X-Game medalist and has spent six years racing snowmobiles for Blair Morgan Racing and BRP. Carl’s father Jim exposed him to backcountry mountain riding at the age of 13: in the winter they’d ride snowmobiles and in the summer it was dirt bikes. Both of these activities formed the passion for the backcountry and the inspiration for CKMP. Today, CKMP has a team of certified guides and instructors and is an industry leader in backcountry mountain experiences. Carl Kuster has spent the past decade working with BRP on snowmobile performance products, apparel, and accessories. Transitioning CKMP to create its own line of performance product for the snowmobile industry was a natural next step.

Describe the mission, vision, goals, and aspirations of your company.

CKMP’s mission is to maintain its reputation as an industry leader in backcountry mountain experiences and performance product manufacturing. We offer customers unique backcountry experiences on the best products available and provide our staff with a safe and healthy work environment.