Funky Yeti is a new UK based online Ski and Snowboard shop. Stocking brands such as, Dakine, Dragon, Dynastar, Gogglesoc, K2 Ski & Snowboard, Look, Mammut, Marker, Nitro, Nix Snowsport Co, Point 6, POW, Smith, Thermic, Toko and more coming soon.
As with so many of the best ideas, our story began as a casual conversation over a beer. After nearly 10 years in the industry, working for some of the UK's largest and oldest snow sports retailers in the UK and travelling to New Zealand to work for one of NZ's top snow sports retailers, Funky Yeti's founder Sean decided it was time to open his own shop and in 2017 Funky Yeti was born.
Sean's main background is in boot fitting. The original plan was to open a shop offering full boot fitting services, but with BREXIT looming we decided to start small. So with a small budget, we built the website ourselves and started with some of our favorite brands and products.
In 2018 we added more brands, Nix Snowsport, K2 ski and snowboard and Funky Yeti was the first shop in the UK to stock Gogglesoc.
For 2019 we are continuing to add more products and brands and we have also started to develop some of our own products, launching a Kickstarter in June 2019. We have also started working with some brands on products made especially for us like our custom Funky Yeti Gogglesoc.
Here are some frequently asked questions;
Do you have a bricks and mortar shop I can walk into and buy?
Not yet. Our Head Yeti's background is in boot fitting so the plan is to open a proper shop where we will be offering full custom boot fitting services and all of our products available in-store once "Brexit" negotiations have been completed.
Why "Funky Yeti" ?
I had the idea for the Yeti before I came up with the name. I wanted a character for the logo and a Yeti fit the bill for winter. Why Funky? Because when winter is over he's hanging out in the bar by the beach.
Will you sponsor me?
We don't mind what trick you can do, what competition you got 3rd place in or how good your video editing skills are. We don't care if you are a skier or snowboarder. It doesn't matter if you are into park, freeride, touring or just ripping the piste's. It doesn't matter how good you are, you could be an intermediate piste skier / snowboarder or the head instructor for a ski school, a kid doing their first 180 or an Olympian. That's not what we are looking for.
We are looking for someone who loves their sport as much as we do, and wants to tell everyone about it. Someone who we can hang out with when we're not in the mountains. Someone to represent our brand.
As part of our team you get;
- A ski or snowboard setup to use for the season, including up to 2 pairs of skis or 2 snowboards, bindings and boots
- Team clothing
- Team discount on products
- Team perks
If you want to be part of our team you need to be recommended by one of the team. As we are currently online only you need to be active on our social media. Follow us, like and share our posts, tag us in yours! #funkyyeti
Do you offer instructor discounts?
Funky Yeti offers some great deals to instructors. Not only do you get a discount off your equipment, you get rewards points too. And if you buy a ski / snowboard you also get our 2-year Hardware Guarantee.
The discounts vary on individual products and depending on the current instructor qualification you hold. If you would like to know details of our instructor discounts please follow these steps;
- Create an account; www.funkyyeti.co.uk/account/register
- Reply to the account conformation e-mail or email us with a copy of your valid instructors licence.
If you can provide proof that you are working as an instructor (with a recent payslip / job offer letter for upcoming season) you can earn commission and extra bonus offers when you refer your clients to us!
Do you price match?
At Funky Yeti we would like to be competitive with our prices but as an online only retailer some of our suppliers require us to advertise our products at the full RRP (Recommended Retail Price) so instead we offer rewards points.