Ski and Board shops are a dime a dozen these days, especially if you live in a mountain or resort town. However, not all shops offer custom made skis and boards, and if they do, their services may not necessarily be of high quality. We did some digging and found ten of the best makers of custom skis and snowboards in the country.
Deviation Ski & Snowboard Works— Located in the scenic and trendy Portland, OR, this shop prioritizing durability, performance, design, and style. You can choose your model, size, flex, topsheet, and base to make a ski or board customized to your needs. They also have an in-house custom graphic team to make your equipment both inwardly and outwardly unique.
Faction—The Faction Collective has locations all over the world—from London to the Midwestern United States, Scandinavia to the Czech Republic. They have been hand-crafting skis for twelve years and show no signs of slowing down.
7B Skis—Built on the idea of creating skis unlike anything else, this Idaho-based shop provides a conscious, sustainable alternative to most ski companies. Their products feature bamboo sidewalls, carefully-calibrated Camber, and GOAT BASE technology.
Maiden Ski Crafting—Based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this shop can customize your skis, snowboards, and sit skis to your exact specifications. They encourage customers to involve themselves in this hands-on process through consistent feedback and testing.
Community Skis—Located in Mammoth, California, Community Skis has built more than 1,300 custom-made skis. The process is simple and entirely personalized; customers complete a survey, and Community skis will create the custom ride. Customers also have the option to collaborate on their own design, or they can start from scratch and completely design their personalized ride.
Venture Snowboards—Situated in Silverton Colorado, the husband and wife team of Klemens and Lisa Branner hand-make each board’s composite core from sustainably-harvested wood. With a goal of decreasing their environmental impact, the Venture Snowboards factory has operated on 100% wind power since 2004. If you want an environmentally-friendly ride, this shop is the way to go.
Wagner Customer—Another Colorado-based company, Wagner Custom is located in Telluride, CO. They will help you figure out what you need to personalize your ride to your specific style. The best part? Their shop is powered entirely by wind and sun, and they have an in-house chemist to aid in product development.
Grace Skis—Grace Skis has a mission: to create high-quality, simplistic, big mountain free ride skis for experienced skiers. Located in Denver, Colorado, this company handcrafts each pair of skis to their customers’ exact specifications.
Rocky Mountain Underground—Nestled in Breckenridge, Colorado, Rocky Mountain Underground creates a ride with double-thick sidewalls, bases, and edges perfect for serious and experienced skiers. Their hand-built equipment is some of the most aesthetically beautiful out there.
Meier Skis—This ski maker, located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, creates beautiful skis and boards from locally-sourced wood. They use clear topsheets as a way to emphasize the wooden features of their creations, creating a visibly sustainable product.