Sad to see the end of winter? Sorry to see your skis packed away for the season? Well, one company’s innovative design lets you use them year-round. Green Mountain Ski Furniture

recycles old skis and snowboards into “usable art” such as Adirondack ski chairs, ski benches and outdoor furniture. They’ll even custom-design and build products with your own old gear. Not only is the furniture attractive and practical, but the company’s helping the environment. They pick up any old equipment for free in Vermont, where they are located, and encourage people from outside the state to mail anything to them to donate.

Credit: Green Mountain Ski Furniture