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OUR SOLAR POWERED FACTORY

Wagner Skis Becomes the First Solar-Powered Ski Factory Wagner Skis is committed to doing things right, whether that means custom-designing skis or...

S3, E1: MIKE DOUGLAS: THE GODFATHER OF FREESKIING

Season 3, Episode 1 Few skiers have had such a lasting impact on their sport like Mike Douglas. From Olympic-caliber bumper to freeskiing pioneer ...

ONLINE TOOLS TO HELP YOU STAY SAFE THIS WINTER

The pandemic will undoubtedly make the backcountry busier this season. Stay safe by complementing in-person learning with these online resources. R...

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 ...

WILL BACKCOUNTRY GEAR SELL OUT THIS SEASON?

People may be heading into the backcountry in record numbers this winter. Are we heading for a gear shortage? As ski resorts roll out their reserv...

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.

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 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.

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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S3, E2: ROKO: POWDER SKIING IS FOR EVERYONE

Season 3, Episode 2 I would argue that no one has taught more people to heliski powder than Robert Koell, aka Roko. The Austrian skier grew up ski...

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: HIS & HERS AT EVERY PRICE POINT

Each year, the holidays sneak up on us. Here’s your chance to check everything off your gift list for him and her at every price point.

OUR SOLAR POWERED FACTORY

Wagner Skis Becomes the First Solar-Powered Ski Factory Wagner Skis is committed to doing things right, whether that means custom-designing skis or...

EARLY SEASON SHIPPING SPECIAL

This week, we’re giving you a little something extra with your Wagner Custom Skis in celebration of an awesome early start to ski season.

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...

S3, E1: MIKE DOUGLAS: THE GODFATHER OF FREESKIING

Season 3, Episode 1 Few skiers have had such a lasting impact on their sport like Mike Douglas. From Olympic-caliber bumper to freeskiing pioneer ...

SH** SKIERS SAY: A DOUBLE DIAMOND PRIMER

A few years back, I was writing a story about Warren Miller athletes, which involved heli-skiing in Iceland (it’s a tough job, I know). I was walki...

TRAFFIC ARTIST COLLECTION: RIKKE JØRGENSEN

Rikke Jørgensen is a Danish artist whose artistic journey began with graphic design, evolved with her study of architecture and design, and has no...

SIGNS OF THE TIMES: VINTAGE SKI POSTERS

Vintage ski posters tell us a lot about the history of our sport—and the world outside of it, too. Vintage ski posters are perhaps our sport’s most...

5 PERFECT YOGA SEQUENCES

Beneficial Yoga for the Mind, Body and Soul

THE BEST CROSS-OVER SPORTS TO GET YOU READY FOR SKI SEASON

If you’ve been active outside this summer and fall, you might be in better ski shape than you think. Ahh, Fall. The second-best time of year when t...

NITTY GRITTY GRAPHICS PART 1/4: VECTOR ART

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

ONLINE TOOLS TO HELP YOU STAY SAFE THIS WINTER

The pandemic will undoubtedly make the backcountry busier this season. Stay safe by complementing in-person learning with these online resources. R...

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 ...

WILL BACKCOUNTRY GEAR SELL OUT THIS SEASON?

People may be heading into the backcountry in record numbers this winter. Are we heading for a gear shortage? As ski resorts roll out their reserv...

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, both...

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.