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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: Or...

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...

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.

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 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...

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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TRAFFIC ARTIST COLLECTION: MIRANDA PISSARIDES

Traffic Artist Collection: Miranda Pissarides London artist Miranda Pissarides wants to both repulse and attract you. She pairs her sculptures, whi...

OUR EMPLOYEES: HERB MANNING, BINDING TECH & SKI DESIGN

Here at Wagner Custom Skis we employ the highest quality ski-bums, powder-hounds, shop-dogs, skiers, and snowboarders. Each is as passionate about...

7 MUST-HAVES FOR YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE

After a ski season, if you’re like us your “bike-kit-brain” is as rusty as your neglected bike chain. So, after you've whipped out the chain lube a...

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...

OUR EMPLOYEES: ALBERT KIM

Albert Kim: Ski Production Master, Tuner, Photographer, and Model If you have a pair of Wagners, chances are Albert had a hand in making them. He ...

2020/2021 FAN FAVORITE GRAPHICS WINNERS

The results are in for the 20/21 Fan Favorite Graphic! (Drumroll, please…)   Honorable mention: “Tie-Dye Stealie” (Custom Graphic) We've designed ...

OUR FAVORITE GRAPHICS: 20/21 SEASON

As the Graphic Guru and Graphics Girl here at Wagner, we like to take a look back at the amazing skis we've produced over the year and show off our...

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: Or...

9 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SKIING, NOW.

I am not a ski instructor. Nor am I a coach. But I have been an editor for ski magazines for more than 20 years, which means countless instruction ...

BEST SKIS FOR BUMPS

The sun is out, the arms are bare, and the soft corn is getting pushed into big mounds of snow. In the springtime, even your go-to groomers get rut...

7 CLASSIC COLORADO BACKCOUNTRY SKI SUMMITS

Ah, spring, when the sunlight grows stronger and less watery, the loamy smell of melting snow and dirt is in the air, and the terrifying snowpack ...

TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH: "WHY I’LL EAT BEANS ‘N RICE FOR WAGNER CUSTOM SKIS"

This article was written for Teton Gravity Research by Hannah Clayton Originally Published October 10, 2016 "There are skis and there are ...

FORBES: "THE PERFECT SKI"

This article was written for Forbes by Christopher Steiner Originally Published February 9, 2011   "Peter Wagner migrated to Telluride, Colo. in ...

THE NEW YORK TIMES : "THE BESPOKE SKI, SHAPED BY SCIENCE"

This article was written for The New York Times by Nicole LaPorte Originally Published Nov. 24, 2012   "Can a computer algorithm create...

HOW TO DEMO SKIS

Sure, it’s best to try skis before you buy them, but there are so many brands, waist-widths, price points, and flavors out there that it can be diz...

4 QUESTIONS TO ASK TO BUY THE BEST BACKCOUNTRY SKIS

Ok, people, here’s the deal: Heavier skis are better for downhill performance, and lighter ones are (obviously) better for hauling up mountains. S...

9 BACKCOUNTRY MISTAKES

Todd Guyn studies risk, avalanche safety and human behavior for a living. He shared with us the most common mistakes he sees skiers make in the bac...

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...

LOOKING BACK ON THE HISTORY OF SKI DESIGN

In the beginning, all skis were custom-made. Skis used for winter transportation, for cross-country racing and jumping, were carved by hand, from ...

THE BEST SKIS FOR POWDER

 Ah, powder. To purr through the velvety deep, we skiers will wake up at ungodly hours, drive white-knuckled up icy mountain roads, and make up ela...

HOW IMPORTANT IS CAMBER?

We know, rockered skis have been all the rage since Jennifer Anniston’s hair became a thing. But that doesn’t mean that camber isn’t important. Fir...