Happy Little Skis: Painter Bob Ross makes his mark
The Gear Junkie
From public television darling to Netflix pop culture icon, painter Bob Ross may soon become the next big thing in skiing.
Ross, who died in 1995, inexplicably launched into posthumous stardom after his 30-year-old PBS show, “Beauty Is Everywhere.” He became a Netflix phenomenon after that.
Now, his trademark smiling face graces a limited-edition ski. Made by the brand J Skis of Burlington, Vermont, the Allplay is an all-mountain model with a whimsical look.
“I’ve wanted to create a Bob Ross ski graphic for as long as I can remember, and it’s finally here,” said J Ski founder Jason Levinthal. “Due to the gigantic number of Bob Ross fans — a.k.a. all humans — this ski will likely sell out faster than any ski I’ve ever made.”
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