Snowmass Kumari Rugs

in NewsArticles

After a long journey from the bailing room in Sandpoint to the high Himalayas of Nepal, our first hand knotted sample rugs made exclusively from Snowmass Alpaca fiber have arrived. They are everything we expected and more. This is the first time in history that the Nepalese people have ever worked with alpaca and is the beginning of a wonderful relationship.

Read more

American Fiber Travels To Peru

November 15th, 2012 in ArticlesNews

In 2011, Don and Julie Skinner of Snowmass Alpacas and Quechua Enterprises, sent several bales of Royal and Baby alpaca fiber to Perú after having collected it from their finest animals. Julie Skinner reports, “The five bales that we sent to Peru were from our finest white-fleeced alpacas. Each fleece was individually tested via Yocom-McColl labs in Denver, Colorado. The fleeces ranged from 13 microns to 18 microns, and the average was 16 micron. One entire bale was rated Ultra Royal (16 microns and less) with every fleece having a high degree of brightness.

Read more

Snowmass Casa Chapi Medical Center

December 23rd, 2012 in Articles by Nik

This November, my sister Heidi and I had the opportunity to participate in the 2012 Quechua Benefit Mission in Perú. Our family, as Snowmass Alpacas, has sponsored the building of a medical clinic at Casa Chapi. This year, the final construction of the clinic was completed, and we were there to attend the grand opening.

Read more

Alpacas Make Wine Country Debut

November 8th, 2013 in Articles

By Sasha Paulson

At first, it was a bit of a puzzle to figure out the connection was between the Robert Mondavi Winery and Peruvian alpacas. Then it became clear: It was Pisco Sours.

Margrit Mondavi, who serves as vice president of cultural affairs at the Oakville winery, explained that she and her long-time friend, Sandra Jordan, were sipping the classic South American cocktail in between shopping for alpaca products at Kuna, which sells high-end alpaca products in Lima, Peru, when inspiration struck.

Read more

← Back to top