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The Wagner Process: Our Perfect Fit, Your Perfect Day

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Top 10 Reasons You Need to Create Your Own Perfect Ski This Season

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The Custom Ski Secret: What You Won’t Read in Those Ski Test Results

Annual Ski Magazine Ski Test Secrets Ski films, with their below zero orgy of eye-popping, cliff-hucking, deep powder slashing glory, are one of the three surest signs that winter is on the way. The second is the first blessed dusting of snow on your local hill. And the third, is all the latest ski test results […]

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Skiing with Alan Bernholtz: A Tale of Jerry, Dylan, Led Zeppelin and the Northern Lights

Music Inspired Skis If you are ever lucky enough to meet Alan Bernholtz, ask him about jumping over fire at the Mardi Gras Parade in Crested Butte when he was mayor. You won’t have to ask him about his Wagner Custom Skis quiver, because we’ve already done that for you. Bernholtz grew up in Southern […]

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Maintaining Your Skis

Maintaining Your Skis Skis, in general, are tough. Wagner skis are built even tougher, with double-thick edges and bases. But skis do need regular maintenance. After all, you ski them over abrasive snow, ding them on rocks and stumps, and expose them to the elements. Here’s what you need to do to keep bases and […]

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Custom Topsheets: A Deeper Look at the Process + Some of our Favorites

Each year we build hundreds of custom skis for people all over the world. Each ski varies in length, width, sidecut, tip/tail shapes, rocker/camber profiles, and is made up of a different handpicked combinations of materials with diverse stiffness/flex patterns. But what makes each ski even more special to its owner is the unique custom […]

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The Real Skier’s Gift Guide

Treat your favorite ripper to one of our favorite gifts this holiday season.   Osprey Kode 32 No backpack we’ve found is more versatile than the Osprey Kode 32. It’s marketed as a technical backcountry snowplay pack, but can be used truly for anything. It’s perfect for hike-to inbounds terrain as well as an all […]

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Ski Buyer’s Guide Part 3: Ski Materials

Ski Materials If you’re buying skis, you need to know how materials in the ski’s core affect the ski’s behavior. Here’s your guide. In Part 1 of this series, we covered how to choose a ski’s waist width based on where you ski most and what kind of terrain you prefer. In Part 2 of this series, we looked […]

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

Ski Shape & Length If you’re buying a custom ski, you’re going to need to know how ski shape and ski length interact. Here’s your guide. Note: The topic of ski length has been revamped for 2019, and the new article can be found here. In the straight ski days of yore, all you really […]

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Ski Buyer’s Guide: Ski Width

Ski Width Thinking about going custom? Here’s how to decide the most fundamental question—how wide you want your ski to be. Note: This article and the topic of ski width has been updated in 2019. You can find our newest article on ski width here. If you want to find the perfect ski, you may […]

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