Ski (soda)

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Comparison of the ten ounce bottle (left) and the twelve ounce bottle (right)
Type Flavored soft drink
Manufacturer Double Cola
Country of origin United States
Introduced 1956
Related products Sun Drop, Squirt, Vault, Mountain Dew, Mello Yello, Surge

Ski is a citrus soda made from orange and lemon juices manufactured by the Double Cola Company.


The Double Cola Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee originally got the formulated Ski from Byron Clarson in 1956 who owned a Double Cola-related bottling company in Richland Center, Wisconsin.[1] and trademarked the soda in 1958.

In 1999, the Ski can and logo was redesigned with the phrase "Taste the Wake."[2]

In 2009, the Ski can and logo were redesigned, an online vote was posted on the official Ski website to vote on a selected logo. Along with the redesigned cans, Cherry Ski was re-branded as "Ski InfraRED".

In 2009 the selected can design hits markets with the phrase "Real Lemon, Real Orange, Real Good!"


Ski is bottled in several bottling facilities across the United States. Ski is distributed in Alabama, Alaska, California, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.

In popular culture[edit]

A sign promoting Ski can be seen on the door of the Whistlestop Cafe in the movie Fried Green Tomatoes.

  • Ski is a sponsor of the MB Motorsports, the sole surviving original NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team.[4]


  1. ^ My Ski Soda: FAQs
  2. ^ Double Cola
  3. ^ "Dumas Walker". Archived from the original on 5 June 2004. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Sponsors". Retrieved 18 August 2015. Excel Bottling Company produces flavored soda using cane sugar, returnable bottles, and vintage bottling equipment. The county's favorite soft drink, Ski, was added in 1961 and accounts for the majority of soda produced. We are one of a few remaining "mom & pop" bottlers left in the nation and the only returnable bottling line left in Illinois. Aside from bottling soda, the plant produces syrup for use on fountain equipment. 

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