In response to State-of-the-art skiing technologies, part V, I was informed about the Austrian edelwiser custom design ski project. You can choose from two hand-made, sandwich technology carving ski models (“Swing” and “Speed”) and design the cover sheet all by yourself! :) A great idea for creative minds, promotional purposes and as a potential prevention against thieves (-> personalize your skis by adding your full name, your e-mail address, your home page URL or similar).
In addition to the trendy life-style orientation of this concept, the skis (which are manufactured in Germany by VR) seem to be of exceptional quality (a positive review of the “Swing” model by carving-ski.de). The combination of both high quality and custom design (enabled through mass-customization via the web) somehow reminds me of Freitag F-CUT bags.
Spring is in the air, but skiing conditions in Switzerland are still great (sunny weather with good snow). It’s particularly good in places with glaciers like Saas-Fee or Zermatt, where you can even enjoy skiing in summer ;)