FAQ

COMPANY

What is ON3P anyway?

Just say it out.  Oh-Ehn-Three-Pea.   

Founder Scott Andrus starting working on ON3P as a sophomore at the University of Puget Sound.  The idea was born at his house located at N. 13th and Proctor in Tacoma, WA.  The name came from one-three-proctor with the (e) on the one removed:  ON3P.  Yes, we know it’s confusing.  When the ski building idea was born, ON3P was just about building skis for friends, rather than being a full-fledged company.

The idea for ON3P was born in Tacoma, WA in 2006 while founder Scott Andrus was in college majoring in biology.  The first 53 pairs were built after his graduation in the summer of 2008.  ON3P officially opened for business in Portland, OR, in the summer of 2009.

We do.  ON3P has built every pair of skis we’ve ever released.  We strongly believe that when it comes to skis, your product should be your own, through and through. Ours is.

Yes, we offer internships on a limited basis.  Please email careers@on3pskis.com with a resume, cover letter, your goals, and your availability.  Please note we get many internship requests, so we cannot reply to each one.  If we are interested in scheduling an interview, we will be in touch. We appreciate your interest.

ON3P is a growing business and looks periodically to bring on new employees.  Job will be posted in the CAREER section.  If you are interested in applying for a job with ON3P, please email careers@on3pskis.com.

Yes.  To receive stickers, please send a SASE (self-addressed-stamped-letter) to:ON3P SkisAttn: Stickers5622 NE Hassalo St.Portland, OR 97213

FACTORY

Where the magic happens.

Our bottom line is building the best skis possible - period.  That said, we take sustainability seriously and attempt to achieve sustainability in every aspect of our production.  

At this time, ON3P is sustainable in the following ways:

All bamboo scrap and sawdust is recycled.  Scraps go to local builders, sawdust goes to a local horse farm.

All UHMW scrap recycled.  

Non-toxic epoxy.

No lacquers or nasty clearcoats.

All grinding done on water-cleansed grinding systems.

We don't overbuild.  We don't waste energy or materials building skis we don't need to.

We've bringing more and more production processes in house.  This allows us to maximize material yield and lower waste.

Yes on a limited basis.  Tours must be scheduled & approved ahead of time.

To schedule a tour, fill this out: TOUR REQUEST

Spring/Summer/Fall Hours (April-November)

Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm

Winter Hours (December-March)

Tuesday - Saturday: 8am - 6pm

Likely no.  Generally, ON3P reaches out to riders we are interested in working with.  That said, if you are interested in sponsorship with us, please email sponsorship@on3pskis.com with resume, photos, video, and any other information you deem relevant.  Your info will be kept on file and reviewed periodically as ON3P looks to expand our team.  Please do not email or call to follow up on sponsorship requests.  

PURCHASING

So I want to buy.  Now what?

Nope.  Oregon has no state sales tax.

No.  Due to liability, and variations in boot sole length and wear, we are not comfortable mounting bindings for you.  We suggest entrusting the skis to the best shop in your area.  While you’re there, let them know to bring ON3P in so you can buy our skis directly from them.

Yes, ON3P offers proform discounts for full-time ski industry employees.  To quality, please visit the attached page (PRO Page coming soon) and submit your information.  After verification, if approved for proform, a discount code will be issued to you.

ON3P offers returns on unused skis bought directly from ON3P for 30 days after your order is received.  To process a return, email info@on3pskis.com with your name, order information, and reason for the return.  ON3P will issue a Return Authorization Number (RA Number).  At that point, please return the skis to:

ON3P Skis

Attn: Returns

5622 NE Hassalo St

Portland, OR 97213

Once received, the skis will be inspected and a status update will be provided within 48 hours of the return’s arrival.  Once approved, a refund will be issued.  It generally takes 2-4 days for a refund to reach your credit card.  If you have any other questions, please contact us.

SHIPPING

How do I get my skis?

We ship worldwide - to almost all countries FedEx delivers.  That said, there are certain countries to which we don't currently have access.  Contact us if you have additional questions.

ON3P uses FedEx for all of our shipping needs.  During the season, we generally ship two days per week (Tuesdays and Fridays).  

ON3P offers free domestic shipping on all orders over $50.

ON3P offers shipping to Canada with FedEx Express for $30.

ON3P offers international shipping with FedEx Express for $99.

If you have questions about shipping outside the USA, please email info@on3pskis.com.

We offer FedEx Two-Day Express as an option in our online store.

If you need even faster shipping, please email info@on3pskis.com or give the factory a call - 503-206-5909 - and we will do our best to accommodate. 

SkIS

This is why you're here.

ON3P measures our skis using a post-pressing tip-to-tail length.  Most brands measure a pre-pressing flat base length, which loses length when the ski is pressed.  As such, ON3P skis will run comparatively longer than most brands.  To us, it just means our ski sizing runs true to size.  

ON3P recommends a 3.6mm x 9mm drill bit when mounting all non-metal models of ON3P skis.

For metal models, us a 4.1mm x 9mm drill bit + tap.

All ON3P skis leave our factory with a 1-degree base & 1-degree side bevel.

Every ON3P has a boot center notch on the left sidewall of the ski.  This is our recommended mounting point.  While you are welcomed to mount however you like, the location is the designed and recommended mounting location by ON3P.