Salt Lake City’s DPS announces its annual Dreamtime event. This year, it offers a never-to-be-reproduced small batch of tech-loaded skis.
In the blazing heat of summer 2021, do you dream of fresh pow? Do you get lost in ideation of buttery turns and cold smoke, evaluating what to add to your winter quiver? DPS Skis’ just-in Dreamtime sale would be a good place to build not only stoke but also a capable and specialized kit.
The 17-day online and in-store event starts today, July 26, and runs through August 11, marking a midsummer chance for skiers to start dreaming about winter fun to come. In this year’s iteration, DPS will release limited runs of various covetable new skis, two new binding models, two glove styles, and an update of its far-out Pagoda construction.
In the lineup, the Special Edition Pagoda Tour is the undisputed centerpiece. The brand’s Pagoda design is mouth-wateringly curated and, after August 11, DPS will never produce the four Special Edition entries again.
Here’s a look at everything included with DPS’s Dreamtime event.
Worshipping at the Pagoda: Small-Batch Skis With New Construction
The Pagoda system hits you in the brain stem with a panoply of rich words and textures. DPS has dumped bucketloads of R&D into it over the years, and it shows.
The tech blends a proprietary carbon laminate with a mixture of ash and paulownia wood layers. This blend with the purpose-built aerospace grade foam produces the skis’ “distinct combination” of power, energy, and dampness.
DPS engineered the new construction for performance whether you’re on- or off-piste. The unique combination of both a vertically and horizontally layered core quiets inconsistencies and, the brand says, adds to the ski’s energetic feel. Ooh la la.
The Special Edition Pagoda Tour (MSRP $1,300) line comes in an array of four gradient designs. It’s only available during Dreamtime (DPS’s only sale of the year, mind you) at a $200 discount. Its 100 RP and 112 RP shapes come in a variety of lengths.
The broader Pagoda ski line (MSRP $1,300) will be available throughout the 2021-22 season. It’s also discounted by $200 for Dreamtime and available in four different models and lengths: 100 RP, 106 C2, 112 RP, and Lotus 124.
Additional Dreamtime Deals
The DPS R10 is a lightweight performance binding for speed touring, while the DPS R14 is built for freeride touring, providing a neutral stance and natural ski balance.
Additional Dreamtime 2021 items include:
- Two limited-run Powderworks skis (MSRP $1,400)
- Two new Koala model skis (MSRP $1,500)
- A new look for the Foundation line (MSRP $1,300)
- Two styles of glove — the DPS P3 Gloves (MSRP $100) and DPS T1 Gloves (MSRP $75)
DPS reduces the price tag on all its accessories — including apparel, gear, and PHANTOM waxless glide — by 15% during its Dreamtime event, the only off-price window of the year.