Denver Season Kickoff Party

The snow is falling, and it’s time to kick off the 2022-23 ski season at Folsom Custom Skis. Come meet the Folsom team and join CEO Mike McCabe for a shop tour at 6pm, or post up in our newly finished Showroom to enjoy some light snacks, and FREE drinks from 10 Barrel Brewing, Breckenridge…

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🚨 New Shape: The G-Wagon 🚨

When you picture skiing Alaska, what’s first word that comes into your head? Powder? Heliskiing? Cat Skiing? Yeah, us too. Few of us are lucky enough to ever go skiing in areas that have bottomless powder, but for those that do, it’s critical to have the right tool for the job. If you’re going to…

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🚨 New Shape: The Cash 93 🚨

The Cash 106 and Cash 117 have been stalwarts in the Folsom Skis shape line up for years, providing skiers the perfect quiver combination for skiing crud and soft snow. For the 22/23 season, we are proud to announce the latest addition to the Cash family, the Cash 93.  With a narrower waist width and…

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2023: Pedal to the Metal

It’s a Wednesday afternoon in mid December of 2021.  Folsom’s build queue has been no-so-gradually stacking up higher and higher over the course of the fall and early winter.  The holidays are right around the corner and every customer needs their skis yesterday.  Our 12 year old CNC machine seizes up around 4pm while cutting…

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Different Types of Climbing Skins

Choosing what climbing skins (touring skins) to buy can be a bit confusing. There are many companies that make different types of climbing skins so what are the real differences between them? Aside from colors as well as the tip and tail attachments, the primary difference between climbing skins is what material they are made…

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New UltraLITE Touring Construction

Over the last few years, the shift in the ski industry towards lightweight touring skis has been substantial.  Through this time, Folsom’s touring builds have evolved slightly, but even in Folsom’s traditional lightweight touring constructions, skis still weighed in around 1800-2000 g/ski for longer mid-width shapes.  This winter and spring, we’ve been prototyping a new…

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WATCH: Ski Shapes by Family

Custom skis always begin with the ski shape.  The ski shape is what dictates your ski’s length and geometry (tip-waist-tail dimensions, sidecut, and taper), and we have consolidated our shapes into four families as follows: Spar, Completo, Cash, and Primary.  (There are a few outlier shapes that don’t necessarily fall into a single family, and…

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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…

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14 Custom Ski Graphics NEW For 2021-22

It’s been a busy spring here at Folsom HQ.  While other brands shut their doors and took vacations, we’ve been hard at work perfecting new shapes and construction types, plus we’ve been brainstorming and creating fresh graphic ideas to have your skis looking better than ever aesthetically. As we move into the warmer months, we’re…

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Primary 104: New Lengths Available

Last year we worked with our friends over at BLISTER Gear Review to bring you a limited edition ski, the BLISTER Pro 104 (you can check out their review HERE). We enjoyed that ski so much that we then created a customizable version of it, the Primary 104, based off the identical tip-waist-tail dimensions. Set to…

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Folsom on BLISTER GEAR:30 Podcast

Folsom Custom Skis and BLISTER Gear Review have been working together for upwards of 5 years.  From simple gear discussions, to the collaborative design of Folsom’s BLISTER Pro ski shape, the relationship has only been growing, particularly as of late. CEO Mike McCabe sat down with BLISTER’s Jonathan Ellsworth to discuss anything and everything pertaining…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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🚨 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…

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16 NEW Custom Ski Graphics

In addition to the shape and construction of your custom skis, the graphic is the final piece that makes your skis truly unique to you.  Graphics allow you to express yourself aesthetically on your skis, letting your creative side shine.  They can turn heads in the lift lines and on top of backcountry peaks, or…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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2020: Changing The Game

We’ll be the first ones to agree with you, last season was incredible.  Colorado (among many other western US states) received record setting snowfall which made for great early season snow, a plethora of mid-winter pow days, and stable late season conditions.  Maybe it was the snow, or maybe was the capital we invested in…

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Folsom Skis Gives A Flake

Since the early days of Folsom Custom Skis, we’ve been fortunate enough to maintain a valuable relationship with Aspen Skiing Company. From the bulk orders we’ve built out for their executive side to the dozens of custom skis we build annually for Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol, we’ve always considered Aspen our home away from home.…

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NEW SHAPE: The Gambit 113

Folsom’s first flagship powder ski, the original Gambit was born way back in 2009.  The shape’s early design created a wide-waisted ski with calculated amounts of tip and tail taper to provide the ski with a responsive turn style.  The result?  A nimble powder ski with a sprinkle of all-mountain capability.  In addition to racking up…

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Folsom Skis & RockyMounts Co-Branded Ski Racks

  The best skis deserve the best transportation, that’s why we’ve partnered with Boulder-based RockyMounts to provide Folsom customers with a safe, convenient, and stylish co-branded rooftop ski rack option. Starting now, Folsom customers have exclusive access to co-branded roof racks from gear transportation powerhouse RockyMounts. Here’s a bit about the racks themselves… “The RockyMounts LiftOp…

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What Are Carbon Skis?

For decades, the ski industry has been throwing buzzwords at consumers, advertising their latest tech such as “Flip Core”, “HRZN Tech”, “V-Werks”, and “TRN-TEK” (oh wait, that was us).  A major player in the ski tech game particularly over the last few years has been carbon fiber and how it can be strategically used in…

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The Ultimate Guide to Custom Skis

Throughout skiing’s history, consumers have grown accustomed to certain kinds of equipment, and of course, trends have developed and shifted around as technology advances, and the sport becomes more popular. Whether it was the rise of parabolic shaped skis in the early 1990’s, or the popularization of fat powder skis soon after that, there’s no…

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NEW SKI SHAPE: CASH 106

Introducing the latest offering from Folsom Custom Skis: The Cash 106, a rebirth of one of our original shapes, the Johnny C, utilizing a modernized geometry and build technique. The Cash 106 incorporates a mild user-friendly tip taper, that when combined with a powerful tail shape, creates the perfect all-mountain tool for intermediate to advanced skiers. Yes, that means…

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The Ultimate Powder Ski

The Pow Fish is an all new shape being released in limited fashion alongside TREW Gear for the 2017-18 season. With a mild tip taper and a swallowtail base design, the PowFish will have you slashing through deep snow in unparalleled style. Its 150.117.138mm profile creates a playful 18m turning radius that might just make this the…

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Folsom Skis New for 2018

After nearly tripling our summer production numbers, we’re more ready than ever for another great Colorado ski season. We shipped hand-built stock skis off to backcountry.com again as well as the new evo Denver store in addition to a few other small retailers. Our skis made it south of the equator this summer as we sent a fleet of…

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