Cloudveil Dome is essentially the eastern terminus of the East Ridge of the South Teton. Most people use this as the jumping off point for the more rigorous traverse to the summit of the South Teton. However, there are also many alpine rock routes featured on the south face that are worthy objectives for Teton mountaineers who are looking to explore more than the mega-classic peak routes that attract so much attention. Due to it’s proximity to Garnet Canyon and all of the mountaineering glory that exists there, this is a summit that you can still enjoy alone.
Born in Jackson
Born in Jackson - 1997
Cloudveil Mountain Works got its start in 1997 in Jackson, Wyoming. Started by two avid backcountry skiers, Cloudveil was the expression of their love of the outdoors and a drive to build better outerwear. Neither had much business experience but their passion for product was unmistakable. The initial line was ‘tight’ – to put it honestly. But the first line, eight styles in all, had a credible backcountry ski focus. Consumers loved Cloudveil from day one.
This in turn opened new technologies in textiles and construction allowing Cloudveil Mountain Works to innovate even more.
Form Meets Function
Most designs begin from need: a particular item that does not yet exist; refinements to an existing jacket or pack; addressing comfort or textile compromises; a feature that wastes time, increases exposure or is unnecessary. As romantic as it would be to say that design inspiration is divine, function and the need for solutions are the primary initiatives for Cloudveil products.
Sometimes the best solution for one design is to merge it with another, or to introduce an element not previously entertained. Other times, a design must be abandoned because it simply does not work. Inspiration can come from the most ordinary moments; all that is required is an open mind and the willingness to entertain unorthodox ideas. Intimate understanding of the design problem involves trial and error, feedback, collaboration, input from other teams, shared expertise. Marketplaces and personal interests are set aside; authentic products speak for themselves.