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…

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…

What’s The Best Touring Ski For You?

Not all skiers are created equal, so why should your skis be?  This phrase is the backbone of Folsom Custom Skis, and rings home particularly in the world of lightweight, uphill touring skis.  With chairlifts shut down across the globe, skiers are scrambling to find the best touring ski setup for their skiing.  For some,…

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,…