BACKCOUNTRY FREEDOM

backcountry freedom

it's more than a drEAM

IT'S MORE THAN A DREAM

YOU LOVE TO SKI. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this. But what enthralls you the most? It might depend on the day, the conditions, or the people you’re skiing with. So many variables go into skiing, but regardless, the freedom you feel when sliding on snow is priceless. That’s why you do it. The freedom to go fast, to explore, to find your own way down the mountain, or up it for that matter. The freedom to decide how you want to experience your day in the outdoors is an irresistible temptation for true skiers.

backcountry freedom

Backcountry skiing equipment gives you even more choices. You are free to ski wherever, free from lift lines, free from crowds, and free to choose your own personalised adventure. Maybe you’re not the hardcore alpinist? That’s OK. Uphill skiing can be a simple pleasure, and clicking into your bindings for a morning hike up the slopes before the lifts open is better than going to the gym any day. If you visit a ski town, most resorts these days have uphill policies in place to facilitate safe travel along designated routes. And scoring first turns down fresh early morning corduroy just as the sun crests the ridge is a far better reward than going to spin class.

But say you want to go beyond what resorts have to offer? A backcountry setup leaves you free to choose. Sidecountry skiing (as it’s become known) entails utilising resort lifts to access unmaintained terrain outside the roped boundary. Make no mistake, it’s backcountry skiing. No cats have groomed it, and the ski patrol sure hasn’t put out signs showing you which way to go. But, you didn’t have to hoof it up the mountain before getting your pay off.

If you’ve ever skinned up on untracked mountain on a crisp, bluebird morning, then you already know the magic draw of the backcountry. The snow glimmers like diamonds in the early morning sun, and the freedom you feel floating through silken snow as you descend back to the valley below leaves you forever wanting more. This is what you live for and anything to make it even better is totally worth it.

why wagner custom skis?

Skiers are optimists and perpetually look forward to the next ski day being even better than the last. That’s pretty much the Wagner Custom Skis mission statement. We want to elevate your performance on snow by making skiing easier and more fun. It’s more than a dream. You can really ski better when you’re on the perfect skis, made especially for you.

Wagner Custom Skis have a bigger sweet spot than off-the-shelf skis. What do we mean by that? By sitting down and talking with you to figure out your ‘Skier DNA’, we can calibrate a ski shape and flex pattern that will perform for you through the widest range of conditions. Making skis that are more stable and forgiving is what we do best, allowing you to confidently ski untracked powder, weird windblown, and crud, all on the same ski.

When considering backcountry skis, it’s crucial to weigh your uphill travel efforts as much as how the ski will handle for you on the descent. Wagner Custom touring skis are designed around the ball of your foot. We orient the camber, flex pattern and overall balance of the ski this way in order to increase your traction when skinning uphill and minimize your overall effort. We also build your skis with the lightest materials possible with optimized stiffness enhancements to further improve your efficiency and touring enjoyment. Getting to the top feeling relatively fresh after all, leaves more energy for you to putting into making sweet turns on the way back down. And isn’t that what you want?

After spending the effort to dial in your perfect skiing setup, shouldn’t you take the time to make it look awesome too?! Of course you should. That’s why we also provide a fully custom graphic option for you to bling out your new boards. Got a favorite photo, piece of art, or special keepsake? Our designers can work with you on adapting it into the topsheet design of your new skis. Imagine skiing your best and looking your best. Welcome Wagner Custom Skis.

Our Process

1. TALK TO US

We learn from you how to build your perfect backcountry skis.

2. approve your design

We'll send you your design to approve before we start.

3. we Craft your skis

We build your skis according to your personal desgin.

4. love your wagners

We guarantee you'll love your Wagner Customs!

Benefits of Wagner Custom Skis

Our ability to customize every aspect of ski design makes for the best skiing. For more information read our Buyer's Guide.

Have More Fun More Often

Get in longer days, more days, and less breaks with Custom Wagner Skis.

Experience More Comfort

Remove unnecessary strain on knees, ankles, and hips with custom skis.

A Smarter Ski Purchase

No wasted time demoing skis, and shipping to you anywhere in the world.

Get Exactly What You Want

Dreaming of skis that no longer exist? We can redesign them to ski the same, but last longer.

Meaningful Topsheet Graphic

From photos to famous artwork, we design your topsheets to show off your favorite things from the slopes.

Improve at a Faster Rate

Custom geometry makes our skis meet you at your level- making it easier to improve quickly.

Made For Everyone

No matter age, level, or terrain preference, we can design your perfect ski.

Any Snow, Anywhere

Skis for ice to powder to groomers, delivered anywhere worldwide.

Made for Everyone

No matter age, level, or terrain preference, we can design your perfect ski.

Any Snow, Anywhere

Wagner Custom designs skis to handle groomers, powder, ice, and anything in between.

Have More Fun More Often

Wagner Custom Skis allow you to ski longer days, more often, with less breaks.

Experience More Comfort

Remove unnecessary strain on knees, ankles, and hips with custom skis.

Any Snow, Anywhere

Wagner Custom designs skis to handle groomers, powder, ice, and anything in between.

Have More Fun More Often

Wagner Custom Skis allow you to ski longer days, more often, with less breaks.

Experience More Comfort

Lessen strain on knees, ankles, and hips with custom skis.

A Smarter Ski Purchase

No wasted time demoing skis, and shipped anywhere in the world.

Have More Fun More Often

Wagner Custom Skis allow you to ski longer days, more often, with less breaks.

Experience More Comfort

Lessen strain on knees, ankles, and hips with custom skis.

A Smarter Ski Purchase

No wasted time demoing skis, and shipped anywhere in the world.

Get Exactly What You Want

Missing a pair of old skis? We can replicate and enhance them to your needs.

Experience More Comfort

Lessen strain on knees, ankles, and hips with custom skis.

A Smarter Ski Purchase

No wasted time demoing skis, and shipped anywhere in the world.

Get Exactly What You Want

Missing a pair of old skis? We can replicate and enhance them to your needs.

Meaningful Topsheet Graphic

From photos to famous artwork, we design your topsheets to show off your favorite things from the slopes.

A Smarter Ski Purchase

No wasted time demoing skis, and shipped anywhere in the world.

Get Exactly What You Want

Missing a pair of old skis? We can replicate and enhance them to your needs.

Meaningful Topsheet Graphic

From photos to famous artwork, we design your topsheets to show off your favorite things from the slopes.

Improve YouR Skiing

Wagner Custom Skis match your skiing preferences so you can quickly improve your skills.

Get Exactly What You Want

Missing a pair of old skis? We can replicate and enhance them to your needs.

Meaningful Topsheet Graphic

From photos to famous artwork, we design your topsheets to show off your favorite things from the slopes.

Improve YouR Skiing

Wagner Custom Skis match your skiing preferences so you can quickly improve your skills.

Made for Anyone and Everyone

No matter age, level, or terrain preference, we can design your perfect ski.

Meaningful Topsheet Graphic

From photos to famous artwork, we design your topsheets to show off your favorite things from the slopes.

Improve YouR Skiing

Wagner Custom Skis match your skiing preferences so you can quickly improve your skills.

Made for Anyone and Everyone

No matter age, level, or terrain preference, we can design your perfect ski.

Any Snow, Anywhere

Wagner Custom designs skis to handle groomers, powder, ice, and anything in between.

Improve YouR Skiing

Wagner Custom Skis match your skiing preferences so you can quickly improve your skills.

Made for Anyone and Everyone

No matter age, level, or terrain preference, we can design your perfect ski.

Any Snow, Anywhere

Wagner Custom designs skis to handle groomers, powder, ice, and anything in between.

Have More Fun More Often

Wagner Custom Skis allow you to ski longer days, more often, with less breaks.

Made for Everyone

No matter age, level, or terrain preference, we can design your perfect ski.

Any Snow, Anywhere

Wagner Custom designs skis to handle groomers, powder, ice, and anything in between.

Have More Fun More Often

Wagner Custom Skis allow you to ski longer days, more often, with less breaks.

Any Snow, Anywhere

Wagner Custom designs skis to handle groomers, powder, ice, and anything in between.

Have More Fun More Often

Wagner Custom Skis allow you to ski longer days, more often, with less breaks.

Experience More Comfort

Lessen strain on knees, ankles, and hips with custom skis.

Have More Fun More Often

Wagner Custom Skis allow you to ski longer days, more often, with less breaks.

Experience More Comfort

Lessen strain on knees, ankles, and hips with custom skis.

A Smarter Ski Purchase

No wasted time demoing skis, and shipped anywhere in the world.

Experience More Comfort

Lessen strain on knees, ankles, and hips with custom skis.

A Smarter Ski Purchase

No wasted time demoing skis, and shipped anywhere in the world.

Get Exactly What You Want

Missing a pair of old skis? We can replicate and enhance them to your needs.

A Smarter Ski Purchase

No wasted time demoing skis, and shipped anywhere in the world.

Get Exactly What You Want

Missing a pair of old skis? We can replicate and enhance them to your needs.

Meaningful Topsheet Graphic

From photos to famous artwork, we design your topsheets to show off your favorite things from the slopes.

Get Exactly What You Want

Missing a pair of old skis? We can replicate and enhance them to your needs.

Meaningful Topsheet Graphic

From photos to famous artwork, we design your topsheets to show off your favorite things from the slopes.

Improve YouR Skiing

Wagner Custom Skis match your skiing preferences so you can quickly improve your skills.

Meaningful Topsheet Graphic

From photos to famous artwork, we design your topsheets to show off your favorite things from the slopes.

Improve YouR Skiing

Wagner Custom Skis match your skiing preferences so you can quickly improve your skills.

Made for Anyone and Everyone

No matter age, level, or terrain preference, we can design your perfect ski.

Improve YouR Skiing

Wagner Custom Skis match your skiing preferences so you can quickly improve your skills.

Made for Anyone and Everyone

No matter age, level, or terrain preference, we can design your perfect ski.

Any Snow, Anywhere

Wagner Custom designs skis to handle groomers, powder, ice, and anything in between.

Unlimited topsheet choices and inspiration

From wood finishes and stock topsheets to custom designs, your skis will look as unique as they feel.

Build your perfect skis

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Testimonials & Media

From design inception to the perfect powder day, we'll take care of you every step of the way. But don't just take it from us...

I didn’t think I was ready for Wagner Skis just being an intermediate-advanced skier, but they’ve transformed my skiing and confidence. My skiing experience has become more efficient and enjoyable. It’s like my skis have innate intelligence responding to me; rather than me forcing the ski to perform. Thank you Wagner Team!

Audrey Marnoy

I believe! Got my custom skis last year and can’t take them off. My powder skis, my race skis both retired. The whole process is a great experience. They made my skis right to my needs. Fun is the word. I also got the exact colors and graphics. I really encourage anyone who has ever wondered why skis can’t be their best to contact Wagner and create YOUR skis.

David Lumley

I didn’t think I was ready for Wagner Skis just being an intermediate-advanced skier, but they’ve transformed my skiing and confidence. My skiing experience has become more efficient and enjoyable. It’s like my skis have innate intelligence responding to me; rather than me forcing the ski to perform. Thank you Wagner Team!

Audrey Marnoy

I believe! Got my custom skis last year and can’t take them off. My powder skis, my race skis both retired. The whole process is a great experience. They made my skis right to my needs. Fun is the word. I also got the exact colors and graphics. I really encourage anyone who has ever wondered why skis can’t be their best to contact Wagner and create YOUR skis.

David Lumley

The team at Wagner Custom Skis could not be more awesome!! From the start, the whole team is invested in creating and designing the most perfect fit for your new skis. Whether you enjoy hitting the groomers or the trees, Wagner Skis will design skis that are best suited to your ski ability and style. Super pumped with my new skis thanks to Pete and his dedicated team out in Telluride!!

James Parmalee

I believe! Got my custom skis last year and can’t take them off. My powder skis, my race skis both retired. The whole process is a great experience. They made my skis right to my needs. Fun is the word. I also got the exact colors and graphics. I really encourage anyone who has ever wondered why skis can’t be their best to contact Wagner and create YOUR skis.

David Lumley

The team at Wagner Custom Skis could not be more awesome!! From the start, the whole team is invested in creating and designing the most perfect fit for your new skis. Whether you enjoy hitting the groomers or the trees, Wagner Skis will design skis that are best suited to your ski ability and style. Super pumped with my new skis thanks to Pete and his dedicated team out in Telluride!!

James Parmalee

The team at Wagner Custom Skis could not be more awesome!! From the start, the whole team is invested in creating and designing the most perfect fit for your new skis. Whether you enjoy hitting the groomers or the trees, Wagner Skis will design skis that are best suited to your ski ability and style. Super pumped with my new skis thanks to Pete and his dedicated team out in Telluride!!

James Parmalee

FINALLY!!! These skis have met my every expectation. I wanted a versatile, lightweight ski and I got it. Bumps, trees, on/off piste, powder, they do it all. Working with the Wagner team was an easy and good experience, not to mention their professionalism. I highly recommend Wagner and can’t wait to start working with the Wagner team again on a pair of backcountry skis!

Matt King

FINALLY!!! These skis have met my every expectation. I wanted a versatile, lightweight ski and I got it. Bumps, trees, on/off piste, powder, they do it all. Working with the Wagner team was an easy and good experience, not to mention their professionalism. I highly recommend Wagner and can’t wait to start working with the Wagner team again on a pair of backcountry skis!

Matt King

If you want the absolute best ride / performance boards possible then you have found them. You might be thinking of the cost… My Wag’s replaced three sets: frontside carvers, all-mountain and pow. You figure each of those setups came in around 1K so I am still spending more than the Wag’s with far less performance. No matter what I put them in, they performed above my expectations. Best money I have ever spent.

T De Beers

FINALLY!!! These skis have met my every expectation. I wanted a versatile, lightweight ski and I got it. Bumps, trees, on/off piste, powder, they do it all. Working with the Wagner team was an easy and good experience, not to mention their professionalism. I highly recommend Wagner and can’t wait to start working with the Wagner team again on a pair of backcountry skis!

 

Matt King

You might be thinking of the cost… My Wag’s replaced three sets: frontside carvers, all-mountain and pow. You figure each of those setups came in around 1K so I am still spending more than the Wag’s with far less performance. No matter what I put them in, they performed above my expectations. Best money I have ever spent.

T De Beers

If you want the absolute best ride / performance boards possible then you have found them. You might be thinking of the cost… My Wag’s replaced three sets: frontside carvers, all-mountain and pow. You figure each of those setups came in around 1K so I am still spending more than the Wag’s with far less performance. No matter what I put them in, they performed above my expectations. Best money I have ever spent.

T De Beers

I didn’t think I was ready for Wagner Skis just being an intermediate-advanced skier, but they’ve transformed my skiing and confidence. My skiing experience has become more efficient and enjoyable. It’s like my skis have innate intelligence responding to me; rather than me forcing the ski to perform. Thank you Wagner Team!

Audrey Marnoy

I didn’t think I was ready for Wagner Skis just being an intermediate-advanced skier, but they’ve transformed my skiing and confidence. My skiing experience has become more efficient and enjoyable. It’s like my skis have innate intelligence responding to me; rather than me forcing the ski to perform. Thank you Wagner Team!

Audrey Marnoy
 

I believe! Got my custom skis last year and can’t take them off. My powder skis, my race skis both retired. The whole process is a great experience. They made my skis right to my needs. Fun is the word. I also got the exact colors and graphics. I really encourage anyone who has ever wondered why skis can’t be their best to contact Wagner and create YOUR skis.

David Lumley

The team at Wagner Custom Skis could not be more awesome!! From the start, the whole team is invested in creating and designing the most perfect fit for your new skis. Whether you enjoy hitting the groomers or the trees, Wagner Skis will design skis that are best suited to your ski ability and style. Super pumped with my new skis thanks to Pete and his dedicated team out in Telluride!!

James Parmalee

If you want the absolute best ride / performance boards possible then you have found them. Pete will work with you until you are 100% satisfied. You might be thinking of the cost… My Wag’s replaced three sets: frontside carvers, all-mountain and pow. You figure each of those setups came in around 1K so I am still spending more than the Wag’s with far less performance. No matter what I put them in, they performed above my expectations. Best money I have ever spent.

T De Beers

FINALLY!!! These skis have met my every expectation. I wanted a versatile, lightweight ski and I got it. Bumps, trees, on/off piste, powder, they do it all. Working with the Wagner team was an easy and good experience, not to mention their professionalism. I highly recommend Wagner and can’t wait to start working with the Wagner team again on a pair of backcountry skis!

Matt King
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Our Guarantee

Love your skis. Or we'll head back to the drawing board or refund you. Simple as that.


Ship Anywhere

In 3-5 weeks we'll create the perfect skis and ship them to meet (or beat) you to your home or destination.