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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 ...

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...

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.

Customizing Your Mountain Bike

A breakdown of the various customizations you can apply to your mountain bike for a more custom ride and feel. It all starts with a make a model.

29 vs. 27.5: What Mountain Bike Is Best For You

The big question in mountain biking today is how to choose between a 29-inch wheel and a 27.5-inch wheel. Discover your perfect fit here.

Behind the Lens: Ben Knight

What sets Ben Knight apart from many is his genuine philosophy on the industry and unique interests. Here, we look at some of Knight's favorite ima...

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.

Ski Camber vs. Rocker: A Skier’s Guide

Curious what the difference is between ski rocker and ski camber? Here, we put together all the things you need to know about ski camber and rocker.

Our Favorite Custom Ski Graphics From 2016-2017

Every pair of skis we make is uniquely crafted for that individual skier. Our graphic designer uses customer ideas to make each ski fully unique.

Ski Buyer's Guide: Ski Width

Ski design starts with the waist—the width of the ski beneath the boot. The right width depends on the terrain where you spend most of your time sk...

Ski Buyer's Guide Part 2: Ski Shape & Length

If you’re buying new skis, you’re going to need to know how shape and length interact to affect your skiing. Here’s your guide to ski shape and len...

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: 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: 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: 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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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...

Adventure Skiing in Chamonix with Victor Major

Victor Major's recent dream trip to Chamonix included 13 ski days off the Aiguille du Midi, in the Argentiere Basin and in nearby Courmayeur.

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.

The Importance of Massage

Performing your best on the slopes is a combination of having the proper gear, being in good shape and taking care of your body. Here's how massage...

Next Level Skiing: The Powder Prophet - Joel Gratz

Listen in Joel Gratz riffs on the good news and bad news behind long-range weather predictions, and the importance of wind in planning powder days.