It is time to start thinking about your winter recreation gear and this year might be the year for new skis. Instead of walking into your local mega-outdoor-retailer, consider taking a custom approach and get fitted for a pair of Folsom custom skis ($1,200). As one of America’s first and only fully custom ski companies, Folsom boasts a handful of industry awards as a result of their in-house analytics and determination to build a ski that last longer and out performs any stock ski you will find on the rack.

After filling out a skier profile that asks questions about everything from the kind of ski training you have had, preferred terrain, performance characteristics to any injuries you may have sustained over the years that might affect your skiing ability, you work with your ski designer to determine, ski shape, length, stiffness, flex and graphics. Each ski is constructed in the USA with a modified sandwich design to boost durability, and the wood core, epoxy resin, graphics, sidewall, fiberglass, carbon fiber and edge are all chosen with performance and environmental impact in mind. Folsom custom skis come with a two year warranty and a satisfaction guarantee. From our experience, whether it’s a suit, golf clubs or furniture, the satisfaction of custom gear always seems a bit sweeter.

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