By leveraging technologies, passion and experience, our goal is to help people access whatever terrain they desire, safely and efficiently.
Whether it began early in our lives or as an unexpected surprise, the love of snowboarding is overpowering. It starts at the resorts, learning how the snow speaks to the board. Slowly, our understanding builds, layering on every tumble and turn, catwalk, and lift line. Each skill mastered introduces us to the next skill, unknown. The process of introduction, repetition, enjoyment and discovery persists in our relationship to our gear and the white of winter. At RST, we are immersed in this relationship.
Born in the Colorado Rockies, our love of snowboarding has taken us from the resorts, to the uncharted, untouched powder beyond the ropes. The transition was exciting but not necessarily easy. As snowboarders, accessing the side or back country came at both a physical and financial expense…so we did something about it.
In 2016 Alex Swaynie, Owner and Founder of Ross Snow Tech, began working with a team of passionate engineers to develop the first and only snowboard binding that converts to a snowshoe. After months of engineering, testing, designing and engineering some more, they came up with the Convert.
The Convert leverages technologies usually found in satellites, to enable a tool free transition from snowshoe flotation to "strapping in" in 60 seconds or less, without loose hardware. Our mounting bracket is compatible with any board using the traditional 4x4 binding configuration.