Gilson Snow, Inc.

Gilson Snow, Inc.

Gilson Snow, Inc. is based in Winfield, PA and is a premium manufacturer of Skis and Snowboards. The company has a rapidly growing and avid following across the country.

The organization was founded by Nicholas Gilson and Austin Royer in 2013 and has gone on to receive numerous awards and accolades. Gilson Snow made Wired's "Gear of the Year" list in 2015, and in 2016 the company was named one of Outside Magazine's favorite brands born in America. In 2017, Bloomberg Businessweek profiled the company, and in 2018, Nick earned the Small Business Administration's (SBA) “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award for Philadelphia and Eastern PA. The company was featured on NPR’s How I Built This, and in 2020, the Gilson Fly powder model was named the #1 Powder Snowboard in the world by Jackson Hole’s Mountain Weekly News.

The company has also earned the Innovative Product Development Award from the Governor's Office and the PA House of Representatives. Nick serves on the Governor’s Workforce Development Board and the board of the Innovative Manufacturers Center.

In 2019, the company hit a significant inflection point, inking deals with the NHL, MLB, Hasbro (Transformers, Monopoly, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony), Superdry, AC/DC, Pink Floyd and Woodstock.

Company Industry
Engineering & Manufacturing
Company Founded Year
Alumni Name
Nicholas Gilson
Alumni Email
Alumni School
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Alumni Graduating Year