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NITTY GRITTY GRAPHICS: GRAPHIC OVERVIEW | PART 5/5

Custom graphics make your ski topsheet an infinite canvas for self-expression. While some people see this as an immense opportunity for creativity...

IN HOUSE DESIGNER | SHERWOOD SMITH

Interview with Sherwood Smith  Born and raised in Wagner’s homebase of Telluride, resident graphic designer and passionate outdoorsman, Sherwood Sm...

ARTIST SERIES | LAUREN POPPIE

Lauren Poppie Interview Minnesota-born and Aspen-based, a chance encounter with printmaking in a random college elective course put 27 year-old art...

GRAPHICS CONTEST

Vote For Your Favorite Ski Graphic! As the Graphics Team here at Wagner, we like to take a look back at the amazing skis we've produced over the y...

SPRING SKIING NECESSITIES

The Gear You Need for Spring Skiing in the Backcountry    Few things can compare to the warm and sunny days that spring skiing brings after those l...

SKI THE EAST

Five Can’t-Miss Ski Resorts in the Northeast  New England and the overall Northeast region have deep roots in skiing that hearken back to the days ...

WINTER VAN LIFE

This past January my partner and I drove our van to British Columbia to ski Banff Sunshine, Rogers Pass and Revelstoke. We chose to travel towards ...

WHAT PASS SHOULD YOU BUY

Ikon vs. Epic Pass Been wondering about the best way to spend your ski season savings? There’s no doubt that we’d recommend putting it towards a ne...

ARTIST SERIES INTERVIEW | LAVA GLASS

Lava Glass  After meeting in art school, artist Christine Robb and Lynden Over, an award-winning master glass artist, worked together to bring the ...

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SKI BOOTS

Alpine v. Tech Compatible v. Alpine Touring Boots Arguably the most essential piece of ski gear to get right are your boots. Owning a good ...

ARTIST SERIES INTERVIEW | ANNA MOORE

Anna Leigh Moore Hailing from the rollings hills of Pennsylvania, artist Anna Leigh Moore earned a degree in journalism and fine arts and promptly ...

RESCUE RIGGING | WITH JAKE HUTCHINSON

Rescue Rigging   “Every theory has it’s holes when real life steps in…: ~ Jello Biafra/The Dead Kennedys   I try to remind myself of this every ti...

ARTIST SERIES | MOLLY SCANNELL

Molly Scannell Molly Scannell began her artistic life as a pencil illustrator, making painstaking drawings that were as realistic as photographs. B...

HOW TO APRES EURO-STYLE

Let’s face it, half the fun of skiing is the après, and there’s simply no place better for it than Europe. (In case the French term doesn’t tip you...

5 WAYS TO INCREASE BACKCOUNTRY EFFICIENCY

Mountains are big. That's the point right? Personally, the size and complexity of mountains are what draws me to the backcountry year after year. T...

WHERE'S THE BEEF | LIGHTWEIGHT SKIS

 What's the Deal with Lightweight Skis I’m sure you’re all aware of this lightweight trend that has taken the ski industry by storm. Ski manufactur...

WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN YOUR GOGGLES?

Goggle Deep Dive Ski goggles have become like designer shades—a fashion statement that’s far too expensive for the function they serve. They’re tos...

HEY, BABY, WHAT'S YOUR MOUNTING POINT?

Mounting Point | Where to Mount Your Skis     Do you know what question pro skier Eric Hjorleifson (aka Hoji) gets asked the most? It’s surprisin...

ARTIST SERIES | DEREK DEYOUNG

Artist Series Skis: Derek DeYoung Derek DeYoung was born in Northern Michigan, and grew up on a bayou near the shores of Lake Michigan. It’s no won...

TRAVEL | JACKSON HOLE

JACKSON HOLE It’s big, it’s rowdy, and it rocks. No ski lifetime is complete without a ride up “Big Red” or a contemplative entry into the iconic C...

ASPEN HARVEST

The Aspen Harvest        The spring of 2019 is down in the history books as the most epic avalanche season in living memory. Massive slides wip...

JAMES NIEHUES x WAGNER CUSTOM SKIS

James Niehues: The Man Behind the Maps James Niehues is the artist behind pretty much every ski resort map in North America. But for most of the 30...

CLOSE-TO-HOME: TOUR DE HUTS

The Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt is the most iconic ski-touring trek in the world, replete with cozy candlelit dinners in huts tucked into ...

SIX WEEK SKI PREP (NO EQUIPMENT)

Here we go again, its early October already and we are starting to mentally transition from summer fun to winter daydreaming.  A couple years ago I...

ARTIST SERIES SKIS: CHRISTOPHER WARREN OF BEATNIK PRINTS

There’s a wonderful irony in the fact that Christopher Warren built a successful career by making art out of topographic maps: When he started, tha...

CUSTOM IS BETTER: BIKING WITH MOOTS CUSTOM

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably familiar with the benefits of custom skis. But what’s so great about custom bikes? To find out, we ...

4 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT SKIING IN AUGUST

The sun is beaming, the grass is turning from a green to a crispy yellow, and we're thinking about skiing. To be honest, as a ski company we're alw...

ARE YOU OVER-BIKED?

On the ski slopes, we’ve all seen those bros who think the waist-width of their skis is a status symbol for how hard they rip, and they wind up ski...

NITTY GRITTY GRAPHICS: HIRING ARTISTS AND ILLUSTRATORS | PART 3/5

Custom graphics makes your ski topsheet an infinite canvas for self-expression. While some people see this as an immense opportunity for creativity...

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BUY SKIS, NOW.

We know, your mountain bike is calling from its lonely corner of the garage… But you have one more thing to do before you pull out your shammies: O...

THE WAGNER BEHIND WAGNER SKIS: Q & A WITH PETE

An interview with the man behind the skis. Pete Wagner does not fit they typical profile of a ski bum who started a ski company in his garage. He d...

SUMMER SKI & BOOT STORAGE

Before you put yours skis away for the summer, take a few minutes to store them properly. It will be worth it when you pull them back out in the fall.

FITNESS TIPS: TRANSITIONING FROM SKIING TO SUMMER

The seasons are changing. When the snow finally melts and we transition to summer sports, how do we best prepare our bodies for the changes? I star...

Buyer's Guide

SKI BUYER'S GUIDE, PART 1: SKI LENGTH

Picking skis can be intimidating if you don’t know what to look for. Instead of reading 2021 guides, we'll guide you through all the components of ...

SKI BUYER'S GUIDE, PART 2: SKI WIDTH

Picking skis can be intimidating if you don’t know what to look for. Instead of reading ski-to-ski comparisons, we'll guide you through all the com...

SKI BUYER'S GUIDE, PART 3: SKI SHAPE

Ski shape is made up of the width of the tip, underfoot, tail, overall length, sidecut radius, and the overall influence of the ski's tip and tail.

SKI BUYER'S GUIDE, PART 4: SKI MATERIALS

Picking skis can be intimidating if you don’t know what to look for. Instead of reading ski comparisons, we'll guide you through all the components...

SKI BUYER'S GUIDE, PART 5: SKI STIFFNESS AND FLEX PATTERN

Picking skis can be intimidating if you don’t know what to look for. Instead of reading ski-to-ski comparisons, we'll guide you through all the com...

SKI BUYER'S GUIDE, PART 6: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

When you are ready to buy your next pair of skis here's the information you need to about ski width, ski length, ski camber, ski stiffness, and ski...

Factory Tour

WAGNER FACTORY TOUR: SKIER DNA

At Wagner Custom Skis, it all starts with your Skier DNA. Basic questions help us design a ski that is uniquely optimized for you as an individual ...

WAGNER FACTORY TOURS: GRAPHICS

The custom-ski process gets really fun when it’s time to choose a topsheet graphic. We offer: stock topsheets, wood veneers, and custom graphics.

WAGNER FACTORY TOUR: WOOD CORES

The wood core is the foundation of every ski that we build at Wagner. The right wood core allows the ski to optimally perform in your preferred ter...

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NITTY GRITTY GRAPHICS: GRAPHIC OVERVIEW | PART 5/5

Custom graphics make your ski topsheet an infinite canvas for self-expression. While some people see this as an immense opportunity for creativity...

IN HOUSE DESIGNER | SHERWOOD SMITH

Interview with Sherwood Smith  Born and raised in Wagner’s homebase of Telluride, resident graphic designer and passionate outdoorsman, Sherwood Sm...

ARTIST SERIES | LAUREN POPPIE

Lauren Poppie Interview Minnesota-born and Aspen-based, a chance encounter with printmaking in a random college elective course put 27 year-old art...

GRAPHICS CONTEST

Vote For Your Favorite Ski Graphic! As the Graphics Team here at Wagner, we like to take a look back at the amazing skis we've produced over the y...

SPRING SKIING NECESSITIES

The Gear You Need for Spring Skiing in the Backcountry    Few things can compare to the warm and sunny days that spring skiing brings after those l...

SKI THE EAST

Five Can’t-Miss Ski Resorts in the Northeast  New England and the overall Northeast region have deep roots in skiing that hearken back to the days ...

WINTER VAN LIFE

This past January my partner and I drove our van to British Columbia to ski Banff Sunshine, Rogers Pass and Revelstoke. We chose to travel towards ...

WHAT PASS SHOULD YOU BUY

Ikon vs. Epic Pass Been wondering about the best way to spend your ski season savings? There’s no doubt that we’d recommend putting it towards a ne...

SKI TOURING BINDINGS

Key Principles to Keep in Mind While Searching for Touring Bindings Ski touring bindings can be such an elegant and simple tool for attaching your ...

ARTIST SERIES INTERVIEW | LAVA GLASS

Lava Glass  After meeting in art school, artist Christine Robb and Lynden Over, an award-winning master glass artist, worked together to bring the ...

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SKI BOOTS

Alpine v. Tech Compatible v. Alpine Touring Boots Arguably the most essential piece of ski gear to get right are your boots. Owning a good ...

ARTIST SERIES INTERVIEW | ANNA MOORE

Anna Leigh Moore Hailing from the rollings hills of Pennsylvania, artist Anna Leigh Moore earned a degree in journalism and fine arts and promptly ...

RESCUE RIGGING | WITH JAKE HUTCHINSON

Rescue Rigging   “Every theory has it’s holes when real life steps in…: ~ Jello Biafra/The Dead Kennedys   I try to remind myself of this every ti...

ARTIST SERIES | MOLLY SCANNELL

Molly Scannell Molly Scannell began her artistic life as a pencil illustrator, making painstaking drawings that were as realistic as photographs. B...

NEXT LEVEL SKIING S4: E8 | CHANNELING YOUR WARRIOR FEATURING MICHELLE PARKER

Michelle Parker   Michelle Parker has spent 20 years at the forefront of skiing, pioneering not just a path for women but all skiers, with inspir...

HOW TO APRES EURO-STYLE

Let’s face it, half the fun of skiing is the après, and there’s simply no place better for it than Europe. (In case the French term doesn’t tip you...

NEXT LEVEL SKIING S4: E7 | APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE FEATURING MARK ABMA

Mark Abma Few of today’s high profile skiers are as thoughtful and introspective as Mark Abma, the British Columbia ripper who has spent 20 years...

5 WAYS TO INCREASE BACKCOUNTRY EFFICIENCY

Mountains are big. That's the point right? Personally, the size and complexity of mountains are what draws me to the backcountry year after year. T...

NEXT LEVEL SKIING S4: E6 | BE YOUR OWN EXPERT FEATURING ALLEN LIM

ALLEN LIM It had been a long flight when Allen Lim joined a development athlete he was coaching in Spain before the Tour de France many years ago...

WHERE'S THE BEEF | LIGHTWEIGHT SKIS

 What's the Deal with Lightweight Skis I’m sure you’re all aware of this lightweight trend that has taken the ski industry by storm. Ski manufactur...

NEXT LEVEL SKIING S4: E5 | GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY FEATURING ALEX COHEN

ALEX COHEN I learned a lot in this talk with Alex Cohen, the senior sports psychologist for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee who works mo...