Our Story

Est. 2020 in Summit County, Colorado

The Story of Buttnski

Buttnski is a play-on-words word derived from the word Buttinsky - which means a person given to butting in or a troublesome meddler. We set out to make a technical product for Winter that keeps our butt warmer while skiing, hence the name "Butt" n "Ski".

Co-Founders, Kelly & Christian

We started this thing in 2020 when we were dating during lockdown, while drinking cocktails... Now, we're married and bringing it to life. The premise of Buttnski was inspired by my (Kelly's) Mom who has had a retro mid-layer fleece short that she has skied in nearly every day since the 80's. We're bringing that back to life, improving the fit and performance, and building an entire company around it, focusing on performance layers for our mountain lifestyle.

Meet Drake

Drake is our retired sled dog from Breckenridge, Colorado and you may notice him from his mug shots on IG! He came into our life early Fall 2022 when he was about nine and a half years old. He's become such a special part of our family and makes everything we do way more fun. If you have the chance to meet him in person, he's super gentle, sweet and will welcome all of the cuddles.


We’ve joined the Prana Responsible Packaging Movement and are committing to eliminate single-use plastic and virgin forest fiber from our packaging, as well as excess packaging waste in our supply chain.

To make a greater impact for the good of the planet, we can’t do this alone and believe as a collective we can better foster incredible change industry wide.

We’re asking you, fellow brands, and our worldwide community to join us in adopting goals to eliminate excess packaging waste in a responsible, long-lasting way, and #ReshapePackaging together.

Learn more about the Prana Responsible Packaging Movement here.

We are committed to donating 1% of our revenue to directly support issues we care about.

Learn more about 1% for the Planet here.

Through an effort to localize our supply chain and partner with the highest quality manufacturing partners, we are working with Better Team USA in Clifton, NJ to produce our technical outerwear and garments that use down.

Learn more about Better Team USA here.

We are so excited to be working with DOWNLITE for our down fill. They are committed to using Responsibly Sourced Down and are RDS (Responsible Down Standard) Certified.

Learn more about DOWNLITE and their RDS Certification here.