A fair question! These skis are made to fit exactly to your specifications. In theory, there is no need to take time demoing skis out on the mountain when you can promise yourself a perfect pair of skis built specifically for you. That said, we do have a few pairs of skis at our Utah shop if you’d like to come try them out before you commit!
As a physical therapist, I'm uniquely able to offer a service to customers who have suffered an injury that makes skiing difficult or painful. I provide a biomechanical evaluation to determine which muscle groups are tight and/or weak and then recommend a specific exercise program to address issues identified. For example, shims/wedges can be incorporated into the design to improve knee alignment and reduce force for those who might experience knee pain associated with skiing.
We use only local, sustainably sourced pine and aspen for our cores. We collect trees that have already been downed due to natural causes. After strict inspection to ensure the structural integrity of the wood, we mill it into planks for our cores. We are proud to harvest our wood sustainably, and to do our small part in clearing the forest floor of debris and potential fuel for fires.
Our fully custom process includes length, shape, flex, and graphics. We use a computer program to create the ski design and laser cut it with a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) router. We can also implement special design features to minimize impact to specific areas of the body as mentioned above. In addition to our fully custom skis, we also offer off-the-shelf options at a slightly lower price-point for those who may not be interested in the custom route.
The turnaround time for a pair of custom skis from the first point of contact is about three to four weeks. We really take some quality time with your skis before we send them off to make sure they’re just right! Limited edition off-the-shelf skis, when in stock, will ship the next business day after your order is placed.
We're currently offering pre-season pricing, with fully custom skis (including custom graphic) going for $1,200, custom skis with our base graphic for $1000, and limited edition off-the-shelf skis for $800.