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Boulder Creative Collection: Danielle DeRoberts

Danielle DeRoberts Originally from N.Y. and San Francisco, CA, Danielle DeRoberts (onerary) is a full time artist and collaborator (painting/drawing, textiles, mural art, graphic design + art installation). Danielle’s unique...

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Six Week Ski Prep Program

6-Week Ski Fitness Program By Jake Hutchinson Jake has spent more than 25 years working as an avalanche professional. He is currently a lead instructor for the American Avalanche Institute,...

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Next Level Skiing Podcast: Lindsay Andersen – Pull Your Toes Up

Lindsay Andersen: Pull Your Toes Up Season 2, Episode 1 Welcome back to the second season of Next Level Skiing, the podcast where we explore any and all tips, hacks...

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Why Buy Custom Skis?

Have More Fun In any sport, when your equipment is dialed it’s easier to enjoy what you are doing. That’s especially true in skiing. You won’t have fun if your...

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Wagner Factory Tour: Wood Cores

Wood Cores

The wood core is the foundation of every ski that we build.

The wood core is the center of the ski, and when combined with appropriate structural materials, gives the ski the right feel. We work with a number of different wood cores, from light and nimble to heavy and robust. You can review all our wood core options here.

As you can imagine, skis used for various types of skiing will have different material makeups, and it all starts with the core. Light woods are often used for powder and touring skis. Heavier woods are used to make skis feel smoother, more stable and powerful.

At our factory, wood cores are cut out by our Computer Numerical Controlled Milling Machines (CNC). Large pieces of wood go onto the vacuum table and our design software codes each core to be cut. These machines cut the wood cores three-dimensionally. The perimeter of the ski is cut out as well as the thickness profile.

The right wood core combined with the correct structural materials allows the ski to feel just right in your preferred terrain. At Wagner, we have about 100 different combinations of materials that we can choose from. Designing custom skis allows us to create a ski that will deliver the best performance for you on snow. Ready to get started? Start with your Skier DNA here.

Want to learn more about our process? Take a look at other parts of our factory tour here:


Better Skiing is in

Your DNA.

Wagner Custom Skis takes your skiing to the next level by focusing on your Skier DNA to create a ski just for you, and you alone. We want you to click in and immediately feel at ease. Let us help you design your perfect-fit, custom skis. It's easy.

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