Custom Swiss Skis

If you’re ready to empty your wallet on a pair of pricey planks handmade in Switzerland, Heidiskis is calling your name. The roughly $1,500 skis (1,200 euros) are designed for alpine connoisseurs who want some of the best handmade skis money can buy.

With a white ash and Titanal metal core, as well as new sidecut dimensions, lengths and top-sheet designs, Heidiskis’ two models have received an overhaul for this season. The Swiss company, a boutique ski brand, mixes Swiss white ash with Titanal — a lightweight metal made primarily from aluminum — to give its skis flex as well as rigidity, the company says.

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Heidiskis All Mountain

The Freeride and All Mountain ski models have one of the only full tip-to-tail wood cores on the market. That gives them better vibration dampening, a better response, and a longer life, Heidiskis touts.

For the skier who blows out a mass-produced ski every season — or someone who can’t find the exact right shape, flex and stability in a K2, Rossignol or Volkl — Heidiskis offers something different. The skis have a wide steel edge, P-Tex 4000 bases and unique top-sheet designs.

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Heidiskis Freeride

The Freeride and All Mountain are available now. www.heidiskis.com

—Ryan Dionne

Posted by Kay Jay - 01/07/2010 08:37 AM

I skied the Freerides in verbier over the holidays. They were truly fantastic – great off-piste and still holds a mean edge on the groomed.

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