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The Idiot’s Guide To Buying Skis

Buying skis can be confusing. Here we've got you covered with all the basics from waist width to materials and construction. Ski buying has never b...

Behind the Lens: Thomas Woodson

Do What You Love Thomas Woodson has a flawless eye for art. There is something unique and compelling about his cinematography and photography, bo...

How To Buy Skis Like a Bosslady

News flash: Women are different than men. So it’s not surprising that we have different approaches to everything, including communication (“Gettin...

The Idiot’s Guide to Mountain Bikes

We're skier but we love mountain biking. Here's your guide to bike categories, materials, pedals, tips, technique & so much more.

Avalanche Dogs

What avalanche dogs are all about  Ava is tense with anticipation, sensing her handler Ty’s excitement and nervousness. She is intent and aware ...

When Is It Time to Get New Skis?

Eventually, any ski will reach retirement. How long can you expect solid performance from an older ski? Here, we look at when it's time to get new ...

Boulder Creative Collection: Lindee Zimmer

Lindee Zimmer is a public artist, painter, curator, collaborator and teacher living in Denver. Check out her artwork on custom skis.

Behind the Lens: Wes Wylie

Wes Wylie really has it figured out. In this article, we catch up with him on all things skiing and take a look at his favorite images from the field.

Six Week Ski Prep Program

Here's the best six-week ski prep program for winter. This will allow you to ski faster, stronger and with less effort so you can really enjoy skiing.

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. A good place to start is choosing ski length. Here, we cover ski length basics.

Ski Buyer’s Guide, Part 2: Ski Width

When buying a skis, it’s important to get your ski width correct as it can make or break your next ski day. Read our guide on choosing a proper ski...

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

If you’re buying new skis, you need to know how the various materials in the ski’s core affects the ski’s behavior. Here’s your Guide to Ski Materi...

Ski Buyer’s Guide, Part 5: Ski Stiffness and Flex Pattern

A ski that's too stiff will make you feel tired. If your ski is too soft, you'll feel like you are “going over the handlebars”. See our ski stiffne...

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 Tour: 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...

Wagner Factory Tour: Base Materials & Steel Edges

The base material on a ski is incredibly important because that’s the part of the ski, along with the steel edge, that makes contact with the snow.

Wagner Factory Tour: Structural Materials

The structural materials are what gives the ski its longitudinal stiffness and they also contribute to the torsional stiffness of the ski.

Wagner Factory Tour: Ski Press

The ski press is a unique piece of technology we use that cooks the ski so that all the structural materials bond together and are shaped in the sk...

Wagner Factory Tour: Ski Finishing and Tuning

What happens when your skis come out of the ski press? We send them through the bandsaw and then take them through a multi-step tuning process.

Wagner Factory Tour: Mounting and Bindings

We prefer to mount your skis at our factory to ensure that your skis are ready to hit the snow when you receive them. Here's a look at the binding ...

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The Idiot’s Guide To Buying Skis

Buying skis can be confusing. Here we've got you covered with all the basics from waist width to materials and construction. Ski buying has never b...

Behind the Lens: Thomas Woodson

Do What You Love Thomas Woodson has a flawless eye for art. There is something unique and compelling about his cinematography and photography, bo...

How To Buy Skis Like a Bosslady

News flash: Women are different than men. So it’s not surprising that we have different approaches to everything, including communication (“Gettin...

Health & Longevity: Vitamins and Supplements

We are often in search of the magic answer for health and longevity. Here, we look at the risks and rewards associated with taking vitamins and sup...

The Idiot’s Guide to Mountain Bikes

We're skier but we love mountain biking. Here's your guide to bike categories, materials, pedals, tips, technique & so much more.

Skiing in Mongolia with Chason Russell

The following article was written by Chason Russell after adventure skiing in the Altai Tavan Bogd Mountains of Mongolia during the spring of 2017.

Avalanche Dogs

What avalanche dogs are all about  Ava is tense with anticipation, sensing her handler Ty’s excitement and nervousness. She is intent and aware ...

Dietary Tricks to a Healthier Life

The Road to a Healthier Life Small changes to your diet can put you on the road to a healthier life. These little swaps aren’t hard to make or sti...

Apres Ski Jewelry

Skis transformed into jewelry  Heather Mullins at Après Ski Jewelry transforms old skis into fun, colorful earrings, necklaces and coasters.   Whe...

5 Perfect Yoga Sequences

Beneficial Yoga for the Mind, Body and Soul

Public Domain Artwork

Another dose of custom ski inspiration  Deciding on a topsheet graphic for your individualized ski design can be tricky. We have a ton of option...

2020-2021 Stock Graphics

Here is our first set of 2020-2021 stock graphics. More will be added this summer and fall!

Five At-Home Workouts

It is a bit of a strange time for everyone. As we adjust and evolve to various levels of quarantine, lockdown or self-isolation, maintaining or imp...

Resort Uphill Access

It makes sense that many skiers have turned to skinning uphill at their local ski hill. Before you head out, there are a few things to keep in mind.

The Benefits of Exercise

Even if you did not exercise when you were younger, if you start between the ages of 40 and 65, you can reduce the risk of significant diseases.

Avalanche Education Resources

If you are heading into the backcountry or avalanche terrain, now is a good time to freshen up on your avalanche education.

Favorite Graphics: 2019-2020

Our 2019-2020 season has delivered quite an assortment of ski graphics, imagery and illustrations for our clients. Here are some of our favorites.

When Is It Time to Get New Skis?

Eventually, any ski will reach retirement. How long can you expect solid performance from an older ski? Here, we look at when it's time to get new ...

Introducing Veterans to Skiing

Greg Gadson is an Army veteran. With help from the Vail Veterans Program he's become even more of an inspiration, a leader and now a skier.

Skiing Swedish Lapland

Have you always dreamed of skiing above the Arctic Circle? Swedish Lapland is the perfect opportunity for skiing, heli-skiing, botique hotels and m...

Boulder Creative Collection: Sarah Kinn

Sarah Kinn was born in Ohio in 1971 and has lived in Boulder for past 20 years. She has a dog walking business to support herself and her art.