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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 ...

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.

Buyer's Guide

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...

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 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 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 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 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.

How To Navigate A Ski Buyer’s Guide

Each fall, all the big magazines release their annual ski buyer's guides with standout models. Is this a reliable way to purchase skis? We have the...

What You Need to Know About Getting Great Skis

Choosing the best pair of new skis can be a daunting task. Width, shape, length, camber, materials, flex, etc., etc. Let’s face it; traditional i...

Factory Tour

Wagner Custom Factory Tours

The process inside our bespoke factory differs significantly from big brands that are mass produced. Each pair of skis we build is precision crafted.

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 ...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 ...

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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.

10 Tips for a Healthy & Longer Life

We all want to live a long and healthy life. This article was written by Alan Safdi, M.D., FACG, to help put in action 10 healthy tips for a better...

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 ...

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...

5 Perfect Yoga Sequences

Beneficial Yoga for the Mind, Body and Soul

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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...

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.

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.

15 Minute Injury Prevention

Skiing requires an interesting combination of static and dynamic strength. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, your muscles face a high-demand day.

Avalanche Basics

As backcountry users, we can stay safe in the mountains by understanding avalanche formation – and following a few basic rules.

Behind the Lens: Jesse Levine

Jesse Levine is always on the hunt for interesting people, unique locations and interesting people with a story to tell or experiences you can’t fi...

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.

Ski Season Fitness

What can you do to get yourself ready for your ski trip or ski season? Here is the perfect fitness plan to put you on track.