January 23, 2024

Peter Arlein Shares his mountainFLOW ‘No petroleum’ EcoWax Success [EP 423]

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Rick Saez
Rick Saez
Peter Arlein Shares his mountainFLOW ‘No petroleum’ EcoWax Success [EP 423]
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Today, I’m speaking with Peter Arlein, Founder and CEO of mountainFLOW eco-wax.

Peter has been in the Outdoor Industry for over 20 years working as a ski patroller and raft guide.

In 2016 he started MountainFLOW eco-wax with a straightforward mission: provide a simple and eco-friendly way to improve the skiing experience. Their first product was a water-based anti-stick spray that reduced snow and ice buildup on top of skis.

Located in Carbondale CO they’ve since added more ski bike products to the line.

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Show Notes

Questions we Discussed

  • What was your first outdoor experience?
  • tell us about the path from Biology and Neuroscience at Colby College to an MBA at the Business Intelligence and Data Analytics at the University of Alaska. before we get into ski wax what was the Seafood business like?
  • and when did you first have the idea for eco-friendly ski wax?
  • and it’s made entirely from plants?
  • what was the iteration process from raw paraffin to eco-friendly ski wax?
  • how many non-stick pans and stove burners did you ruin?
  • how big was the business when you went on Shark Tank?
  • how did their investment help?
  • Now you have plant-based water bottles, a bike maintenance kit, and recycled aluminum poles, what else are you working on that you can share with us?
  • are all your products made in the US?
  • do you sell to retailers?
  • how often do you get to ski and ride?
  • Do you have any suggestions and/or advice for folks with a product idea to get it into production?

Learn More

To learn more about Peter and mountainFLOW eco-wax, visit their website at: mountainFLOW eco-wax

You can also visit Peter and mountainFLOW eco-wax on these social sites:

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