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SKIWI: GETTING THE SNOW IN NEW ZEALAND

Whether you like groomers, powder skiing, or untouched snow clinging to a steep couloir begging for your jump turns, New Zealand will not disappoint.

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Factory Tour

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 ...

Newest

NEXT LEVEL SKIING S4: E8 | CHANNELING YOUR WARRIOR FEATURING MICHELLE PARKER

Michelle Parker   Michelle Parker has spent 20 years at the forefront of skiing, pioneering not just a path for women but all skiers, with inspir...

HOW TO APRES EURO-STYLE

Let’s face it, half the fun of skiing is the après, and there’s simply no place better for it than Europe. (In case the French term doesn’t tip you...

NEXT LEVEL SKIING S4: E7 | APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE FEATURING MARK ABMA

Mark Abma Few of today’s high profile skiers are as thoughtful and introspective as Mark Abma, the British Columbia ripper who has spent 20 years...

5 WAYS TO INCREASE BACKCOUNTRY EFFICIENCY

Mountains are big. That's the point right? Personally, the size and complexity of mountains are what draws me to the backcountry year after year. T...

NEXT LEVEL SKIING S4: E6 | BE YOUR OWN EXPERT FEATURING ALLEN LIM

ALLEN LIM It had been a long flight when Allen Lim joined a development athlete he was coaching in Spain before the Tour de France many years ago...

WHERE'S THE BEEF | LIGHTWEIGHT SKIS

 What's the Deal with Lightweight Skis I’m sure you’re all aware of this lightweight trend that has taken the ski industry by storm. Ski manufactur...

NEXT LEVEL SKIING S4: E5 | GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY FEATURING ALEX COHEN

ALEX COHEN I learned a lot in this talk with Alex Cohen, the senior sports psychologist for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee who works mo...

WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN YOUR GOGGLES?

Goggle Deep Dive Ski goggles have become like designer shades—a fashion statement that’s far too expensive for the function they serve. They’re tos...

NEXT LEVEL SKIING S4: E4 | THINK PAST THE FEAR FEATURING JULIAN CARR

Julian Carr   We’ve all seen him … arms wide, halfway through a slow backie, seemingly flying above some monster cliff … scratch that .. Julian Ca...

NEXT LEVEL SKIING S4: E3 | SKIING IS AN ART FORM FEATURING LORRAINE HUBER

Lorraine Huber Standing tall, swinging easily through smooth turns while shredding the gnarliest terrain, Austria’s Lorraine Huber has built a car...

EARLY SEASON SHIPPING SPECIAL

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

NEXT LEVEL SKIING S4: E2 | FINESSE OVER POWER FEATURING CHRIS ANTHONY

S4 | E2 Finesse over Power featuring Chris Anthony Hey thanks for listening to Next Level Skiing … I’m Jason Blevins … today we are talking with g...

HEY, BABY, WHAT'S YOUR MOUNTING POINT?

Mounting Point | Where to Mount Your Skis     Do you know what question pro skier Eric Hjorleifson (aka Hoji) gets asked the most? It’s surprisin...

NEXT LEVEL SKIING S4: E1 | KEEP IT SIMPLE FEATURING DARON RAHLVES

S4: E1 | Keep it Simple featuring Daron Rahlves  Today we have the most accomplished American downhiller in mens skiing … the one and only Daron R...

ARTIST SERIES | DEREK DEYOUNG

Artist Series Skis: Derek DeYoung Derek DeYoung was born in Northern Michigan, and grew up on a bayou near the shores of Lake Michigan. It’s no won...

TRAVEL | JACKSON HOLE

JACKSON HOLE It’s big, it’s rowdy, and it rocks. No ski lifetime is complete without a ride up “Big Red” or a contemplative entry into the iconic C...

BLISTER REVIEW: 2021-2022 WAGNER CUSTOM SUMMIT 106

  This article was written for Blister by Luke Koppa Originally Published March 30. 2021   This February at our inaugural Blister Summit, one...

ASPEN HARVEST

The Aspen Harvest        The spring of 2019 is down in the history books as the most epic avalanche season in living memory. Massive slides wip...

WIRED: WAGNER CUSTOM SKIS

  This article was written for Wired Magazine by John Bradley Originally Published December 27. 2020 LIKE MOST SKI instructors, Wagner Custom Ski...

JAMES NIEHUES x WAGNER CUSTOM SKIS

James Niehues: The Man Behind the Maps James Niehues is the artist behind pretty much every ski resort map in North America. But for most of the 30...

CLOSE-TO-HOME: TOUR DE HUTS

The Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt is the most iconic ski-touring trek in the world, replete with cozy candlelit dinners in huts tucked into ...