This is a 3 fold question: 1) how many current alpine ski brands are there (skis themselves, not other gear such as boots, poles, helmets, etc)? 2) approximately how many individual ski models come out each year (including special editions but not 1-offs)? 3) Is there currently a website/database somewhere that has all skis listed and if so, is it in the public domain?
I tried searching this but no matter how i worded the question, 100s of other sites/links/threads came up and i was no closer to an answer. Also, for the numbers i am more interested in ballpark figures right now, although a complete list of all current ski brands/manufacturers would be interesting to look at. As for the database, this is something i would love to see when buying new cars/skis/bikes/etc but have never seen with any kind of completeness.