Sustainability in Ski Manufacturing

Building skis is a very messy process that produces a lot of waste. Every ski manufacturer out there, big and small will all admit that building skis is not an environmentally friendly activity. The vast majority of skis that are built using modern day technology and techniques use epoxy, fiberglass, carbon fiber, and multiple grades…

Folsom Interns: Where Are They Now?

Folsom’s internship program is a larger piece of our business than most people realize. Typically, an internship position may sound like the “coffee run” job, but we can assure you that’s not the case at Folsom Custom Skis. We heavily rely on interns to get hands on with our skis before and after production, and…

🚨 New Shape: The Spar Turbo 🚨

The Spar 88 and Spar 78 have been flagship skis in the Folsom lineup since their inception. New for the 20/21 season, we are excited to expand the Spar series further with the introduction of the Spar Turbo. With a lightning fast turning radius and radically new tip and tail shapes, the Spar Turbo is…

What is Rocker and Camber?

Up until about a decade ago, rocker was virtually unheard of in ski design. Professional skier Shane McConkey was known for pushing the boundaries of skiing in all forms of the sport, and in 2006, there was brand new technology available on the ski market. Rocker was a term that was entirely foreign, and completely…

No lifts, No Problem

Doug Mock is a Folsom athlete who, from the first skis he bought from us, to the builds we sponsor him with today, have all been full carbon, lightweight touring skis.  He hasn’t ridden a chairlift in nearly a decade and knows exactly what to look for in a good backcountry ski.  For these reasons,…

Best Skis for Iconic Vacations

  Deciding what ski you should bring to your next ski vacation can be difficult. Some locations will have predictable snow conditions. Japan turns into a natural snowmaking machine in January, Chamonix can be a little rough but definitely has steep terrain and chutes, while the east coast will often provide tough, icy conditions. We’ve…

🚨 New Shape Alert: The Hayden 🚨

  We’ve had questions for years asking us, “when are you going to make a kid’s ski?” We’ve thought about making kids skis before, and have made some out of other ski molds, or have simply said no. There’s not that many kids skis on the market that have impressed us with their geometry or…