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.

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.

Heidiskis Freeride

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

—Ryan Dionne

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.