Ski Lingo Dictionary

We’ll be the first to tell you that ski lingo and terminology can be (1) difficult to understand, (2) vague, and (3) just straight up confusing at times. Understanding terms like, “corduroy”, “après” and “gaper” are important if you ever want to walk the walk. But what about when you’re buying skis? If you’re looking…

Best Summer Activities For Skiing

I’ve just cut the grass for the fifth time, the thermostat says its 80 degrees inside my house, and the skiing’s all gone to sun cups and mashers. It appears that summer has arrived again, which means it’s time to retire the Rapture, put up the Primary, stow the Spar, tap-out the Trigger and cash…

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…

10 Best Summer Ski Workouts

A backcountry enthusiast, fitness guru, and Folsom athlete, Doug Mock knows much more about summer ski fitness than most.  The following are 10 exercises that when done in sequence, will have you skiing bell-to-bell from the get go this season…   As I look out my back window here in August, the yard is going…

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…