In 1958, Yukio Yamai, crafted his own, original line of quality gear to better accommodate his adventures. An accomplished mountaineer, Yamai founded Snow Peak. His experience of living near the mountains, rivers, and the sea within Sanjo City, Japan, truly inspired his creations. Even today, Snow Peak makes products for people to enjoy when in nature. With one retail location in Portland, Oregon, Snow Peak is proud of their innovative products that are made with quality materials.