January 12, 2023

CubCrafters acquires Summit Aircraft Skis

Jon Robinson

A Summit Ski equipped Carbon Cub FX-3 explores the wintertime backcountry in Washington State (Photo: CubCrafters)

CubCrafters, the manufacturer of light-sport and experimental aircraft, acquired Summit Aircraft Skis, including the company’s design and manufacturing assets, patents and related intellectual property, from the Summit Aircraft Corporation of Sandpoint, Idaho.

CubCrafters states Summit Aircraft Skis are favoured by Carbon Cub aircraft owners and owners of non-CubCrafters manufactured backcountry capable aircraft.

“We are very excited and pleased to welcome Summit’s customers and products into our family here in Yakima,” said Patrick Horgan, CubCrafters President and CEO. “It has been a joy for our team to work together with Mike Custard, Summit’s founder, to coordinate a smooth ski manufacturing transition.”

Manufacturing of skis has already begun in Yakima and going forward Summit Skis will continue to be available on both CubCrafters aircraft and competing aircraft from other manufacturers.

“Summit Skis, when combined with the outstanding wintertime defrost and cabin heater technology used on our FX-3 model, makes that aircraft the ultimate ski airplane,” said Brad Damm, CubCrafters’ vice president. “The acquisition is part of an ambitious growth and business development strategy that has been supported by the outstanding early success of our recently announced public stock offering.”