Former K2 Ski Factory on Vashon Island Up for Sale
If you’d like to own the building that produced world champion skis used by Olympic medalists Phil and Steve Mahre in 1984, now’s your chance. The Daily Journal of Commerce reports that the former K2 manufacturing plant on Vashon Island in Puget Sound is available for purchase with no set asking price.
There are some interesting caveats with the facility. It’s not located near any major highways, Vashon Island is only reachable by boat and the property is only zoned for industrial use. The 18-acre complex contains six buildings totaling 177,000 square feet, and includes an adjacent undeveloped 6-acre parcel.
The manufacturing plant dates back to 1946, and Vashon resident Bill Kirschner founded K2 in 1961, becoming a pioneer in fiberglass skis. In 2006, the company moved to Seattle and now builds their skis abroad. The property last traded in 2018 for $1.2 million, and MK Property Services is representing the seller, if you’d like to own some history.