4FRNT Skis: Canada
AK Ski: USA
Aluflex Skis: France Twin binding monoski too...
AME Skis France Handmade telemark, touring and Sky Surfing (parachute skiing skis!) skis. Wood, carbon, honeycomb, kevlar ingredients. Made by Vincent.
Amplid Skis & Boards Germany Very light, high-tech designs. Spline bezier curve sidecuts. Nice T-shirts.
Armada Skis USA
Asnes Skis Norway Mostly XC
Axunn Skis France 2 ambitious and provocative young guys (formerly from Dynamic and Oxbow) designing hi-tech skis right in the ski-resort of Chamrousse (near Grenoble, France). They only draw shapes and designs (produced on demand in eastern Europe or China). They will soon use nanotubes in their skis (like in tennis racquets).
Backside Skis & Snowboards France
"My own production made out of ash / maple home made wood cores and designed for big mountains as what I'm used to ski / board at home in La Grave - Hautes-Alpes - France - 4 prototypes of the "Trifide 0" (named after a famous couloir here) will be available for testing at the 6° edition of the Swallowmania / Powder Skis in La Grave (10-11 / 02 / 07). More infos on www.swallowmania.com
If everything goes right, more models should be available by spring / summer 2007 as well as snowboards too ..."
Black Crows Skis: France Big Mountain and Backcountry skis available by Fall 2006.
Black Diamond Skis USA
Blacksmith Skis: France No website, (old domain at www.blacksmith-snow.com
is dead) but they have buyer guide listings for 2007 of snowboards and skis at SnoPass. Rumored to also manufacture for some very small designers. Any info..please forward to us.
Boheme Skis: France (demised domain was http://www.boheme.fr/
Birdos Skis: Switzerland Making skis for big mountain riding and off piste jibbing. All skis available with custom stiffness and construction. Designed, Tested and Built in Andermatt, in the Heart of the Swiss Alps.
Blade Skis Italy (SG and Downhill models too)
Black Thunder Skis Italy Skis and bikes. Custom graphics available
Blossom Skis: Italy (from the Valchiavenna region in Italy)
Blizzard Skis: Austria OK, not really exotic...but similar in miniscule market share in North America like Stockli...so it gets included here...great race skis. Sturdy.
Blue Morris Skis Japan (The bull which accomplishes evolution from history and the technological innovation which exceed 80 years - Morris ??) Includes HAKKODA, BXB, YUKIITAYA & THESKI@STRICKTLY brands.
Bstinger Skis: USA ( "learning skis" - 108cm in length Tip width 10cm, tail width 8.2cm, sidecut 0cm, bindings mounted at the back of the ski...)
BumTribe Powder Skis: France These guys also make Ridea skis...
Capital Custom Skis: Canada ("they like 'em WIDE")
Circle Skis: Germany (demised domain was http://www.circle-ski.de/
Conte Skis: no URL available...any info???
Defi Skis: USA
Donek Skis: USA (30 day money-back guarantee - ash core, full wrap edges. more than 130 snowboard models/lengths? Bagpipe-playing President/CEO)
DP Skis: USA (Drake Powderworks LLC) Lotus 138 appears to have narrower tip and tail than mid-foot. Pintails..other design innovations. Evolution of the Tabula Rasa and Spatula ski designs. Carbon skis. Reservations for models. 1% for the planet.
Canon Snowboards: Canada
Claw Skis USA
Drakeboinay custom skis USA (sort of) (demised domain used to be http://www.dbskis.com/
Duel Skis: Italy Race skis, allaround skis - VIST Speedlock plates
Duret Skis France (Since 1925)
Eckhard Skis: Austria
Edelwiser custom skis Austria Design your own skis ! Send files via Internet!
Evolution Skis USA (demised domain used to be http://www.evoski.com/
Erbacher Skis Germany (demised domain used to be http://www.erbacher-ski.de/
Extrem skis Sweden
Faction Skis Switzerland
Fat-Ypus Skis USA "Is there a doctor in the house?...Cuz these skis are Sick..." 140mm waist, big mountain, big powder board. Poplar core. Twin-tip powder model available. Nice picture gallery. T shirts and poster in their on-line store.
Five Axis USA Snowboards
Flo Skis USA Innovative short-tail (120-140-160cm) ski with radical binding riser-block geometry and oil-dampened, nickle-plated lead shot damper device. Bindings mounted near the rear of the ski. Claims to potentially reduce ACL injuries. Ski is hardwood core with carbon fiber flex beam and fiberglass. Movie clips, testimonials. Designed and patented by former aerospace engineer, currently a Vail Instructor.
Force Industries Australia Skis, snowboards, kiteboards, bodyboards..BOARDS!
G3 (Genuine Guide Gear) Skis Canada
Germinaski Skis Germany
Goode Skis: USA
Hart Skis: USA (Limited production of "orignal spec" Javelin model for "retro" skiers)
Hendryx Skis: Sweden "Surfy Style" skis w/guest artist graphics
High Society Freeride Skis USA Maple-aspen core w/carbon fiber stringer & rubber
Icelantic AT Boards: USA
IDoneSki Skis: Japan
Igneous Skis: USA
Indigo Freeride Germany Bamboo?
J-Kobo Skis: Italy Race skis - SL, GS, SuperG..
Jagaball Skis: Germany
Karhu USA Not just XC skis...Big Mountain and other skis...
KEI-Ski Garage: Japan
Kessler1 Snowboards Switzerland The raceboard used by nearly half of the WorldCup. 5
out of 6 olympic medals in the speed events. True Custom Snowboards and Skis. Only 200 boards produced just 3 years ago, but nearly halve of the WorldCup uses them. (submitted description)
Kingswood Skis New Zealand Kingswood is pioneering the use of bamboo for ski cores. 2 Year warranty.
Kneissl Skis: Austria Oldie, but goodie..Kneissl was founded in 1919. Kneissl has sold off its Raichle, Deeluxe and Dachstein brands in 2003.
Kootenay Powdersticks: Canada
Lacroix/Lagriffe Skis (U.S.) France Lacroix family product sold in the U.S. - sold as "Lagriffe" in Europe.
Lagriffe ( Ludovic Lacroix ) = http://www.skislagriffe.com
Lacroix Skis (France) Slovenia Non-Lacroix family product
(also sold as Royal Chamonix skis in the U.S.)
SKis Lacroix france ( Bertrand Roy ) = http://www.lacroix-ski.fr
. fr = http://www.Lacroix-ski.fr
Lib Technologies USA Snowboards and "NAS" (Narrow Ass Snowboards) ["are they skis yet? - you be the judge"] from Mervin Mfg. They also make GNU snowboards, Bent Metal bindings, Roxy Hardgoods...etc..
Liberty Skis USA "We have been utilizing bamboo in our cores for over a year in conjunction with profiled poplar and other materials.
Check out our Larose Pro Model. It also comes as a limited edition with the bamboo and poplar core as well as specially treated bamboo sidewalls for durability and pop. We also feature special oversized edges we designed and had manufactured for us with treatments to prevent fatigue and corrosion. All of our skis are wood/bamboo core and have P-Tex 2000 or 4000 sintered race bases.
We have been making skis for about 4 years now and although we never plan to rival any of the European mega-companies, we are growing. We have just about finished a new manufacturing/office facility in Avon CO within sight of Beaver Creek and Vail and we have some cool new innovations with sidewalls, edges and core shape we will be making and testing there.
Lightningboards Skis USA Solid ash wood skis of all modern shapes! Cool. 16-footers available ! 1845 replicas. Unique. Made by the "official ski replicator for the Utah Museum of Ski History". Check out all the pages at his site! Wasatch Lightning Longboards and Longboard Soprano Sticks.
Line Skis USA
Logic Snowboards: Canada Precured fiberglass with carbon-fiber stringers..no plastic topsheet. Fiberglass pulled under tension..then set. Artist series graphics. Created by Jason Broz.
Lokomotiv Skis: Sweden "We are not yet an official company, nor have we intentions to try to make an impact on the commercial market. However, we are hoping to build a name for the Lokomotiv brand based on our quality and uniqueness. We also wanted to break free from the mass market consumer hype and build something unique and individual."
Lusti Skis: Czchekoslovakia
Masurao Skis: Switzerland
Maxel Skis: Italy
Mountain Wave Skis: Germany
Movement Freeride Skis: Switzerland
Mpride "Swkal" Boards: Switzerland hand made "extreme carving" "Skwal" boards - not snowboards! - see http://www.skwalzone.org/
Navaski Skis: Italy Cool topsheet graphics
Ninthward Skis: USA
Odyssey Skis: USA
Ogasaka Skis: Japan
Orion Skis: Bulgaria Skiboards too...
Pale Skis Austria
Phantom Skis: USA
Pilz (Dynasprint) Germany Sleds, hockey sticks, paddles, furniture, snowboards
Pollux Skis: Switzerland
PMGear "Bro" Skis: USA
Prajeckt Skis: USA (demised domain was http://www.prajekt.com/
Prior Skis: Canada
Pure Skis: Germany Webmaster Comments:
Beautiful ash cores visible through transparent topsheets.... Only 2 pairs made per day...handmade...pintail geometry. Three different shapes available. Skateboards too! Nice picture gallery.
"Freeride skis 100% handmade in (Bavaria) Germany only 50 pairs of each model a year (real custom) tip to tail white ash woodcore with carbon stringers transparent topsheet "
Quechua Skis & Snowboards: France Short skis, general skis...looks like custom make-up ski topsheets..unknown manufacturer,...perhaps made in Spain and Romania. Private label of Decathlon (see decathlon.com), which is the hugest retailing group in France and the 2nd largest sporting-goods retailer in Europe. Reported to be an affordable, ski with reasonable pricing for families. Not ultra-performance.
Radical Skis & Snowboards: Sweden Will produce custom skis or snowboard from a "Chinese menu" of options such as shape, sizes, composition, flex...etc. with special charges for overwidth or overlength...very interesting. Skateboards too!
Site Quote: "The following coefficients will be tuned by the tenth part millimeter to the needs of the rider:
Length (up to 230cm), width (up to 35cm), nose- and tail- shape, tail radius, pintail, flex and torsions hardness, weight, construction, binding position, type of base and design."
Revolution Skis: USA Under "www.rideharder.com
Ridea Skis: Sweden Bumtribe powder skis were their prototypes...Two flex patterns available per model, ash cores, "fat" edges..."tough and durable".. clean graphics...nice photo gallery ! Link to cool Swedish kiteboards!
Royal Chamonix France (U.S. version of "Lacroix Skis (France)" - see listing above)
Roxy Skis: France Division of mega-company QuickSilver (Rossignol, Dynastar) partnered with their subsidiary Dynastar to develop skis designed for women.
RTC Carving Skis:
Scott Skis ? (Only mentioned on non-USA sites)
ScottyBob Skis: USA
SI-CORE d.o.o. (no website) Slovenia
Manufacturers of composite ski and snowboard cores. Specialists in wood laminates for many industries.
Galiceva 15 1000
Sigi Grabner Snowboards: Austria SGS snowboards developped by Sigi Grabner,
produced in Carinthia. Freeride and Race. Olympic bronze medal. Sigi's site can be viewed at http://www.sigigrabner.com
Ski Bois Tardy: France (Cool woodgrain topsheets - even in GS models)
SnowRider Skis: Austria
SnowShark Monoskis: USA Extreme monoskis and other shapes for powder, twin tips...etc.
Spoilt Skis: Italy Ah, those Italians...Hand built, poplar/ash vertical laminate cores in varying proportions for different behaviors. CK60 edges, custom fibers molded into the skis depending on style. Exellent photos of the skis in construction. Custom skis to your specifications "Proto" model (6 month wait to get them built), or "Limited Edition" model with predetermined dimensions...you specify the flex and construction (2-3 week wait), or "Spoilt" models pre-constructed to their specs (6-7 days). Combined with VIST bindings and plates. These guys embody the spirit of ExoticSkis:
"Spoilt was founded in 2004 out of the passion for mountain sports from the Mazzoni's brothers (Sandro and Claudio, whom where raised in Kitzbuhel Austria, home of the world's famous Streif). Claudio, after spending 15 years working in the U.S.A. in the Hotel Management Industry, is responsible for the company's business and design. Sandro who's been involved for the last 20 years building snowboards, skis and composite frames, is the driving force behind the creative, engineering and design. Spoilt is a small company whose overarching goal is to develop new products, free of any set standards and any other limitations forced by large industrial productions. The continuous research for new shapes, technologies, and better materials are the fundamentals of the company's philosophy. The production of each ski/snowboard is followed in minute detail, from the initial layout or design through to product completion. (see product - construction). Spoilt prides itself in its handcrafted equipment. For this reason Spoilt must be considered home place for brainstorms and inspirations, where experimentations and creativity are given space to produce unique products."
Sporten Skis: Czechoslovakia
The "White Rabbit" description:
"Slightly SEXY, slightly RACE, slightly SKICROSS - that all you can find in this top level ski with woodcore and titanal inside. Slim in the waist like racing, radius adjusted to universal usage, uncompromising grip on ice. CRAZY design increasing level of hormones."
See their main product site at: http://www.sportech.com
Stockli Skis: Switzerland (ok, not that exotic..)
Stone Island Skis: ? Custom makeup ski w/VIST hardware - 100 pairs made. U.K. Marketing company
Stradivarius Italy Venice Italy ! Cool names.."Piano", "Symphonia"...
Summit Skiboards USA design-French Construction?
Ash core shortie "Skiboards" (99-110cm), handcrafted one pair at a time by Ludovic LaCroix. 360 full-wrap edges. Handcrafted elegance. Cool. Way-next generation of the "mini ski"..(without the hacksaws).
More info and other skiboards at Doc Roberts' skiboard specialty shop "Skiboards.com" ( http://www.skiboards.com
) retail outlet.
Surface Skis: USA
Surf-Rodz Snowboards: USA Carving snow decks. Combination of monoski and alpine snowboard shape. Directional shape with narrow waist and stance for precise carves. Twintip freecarve and cruising shapes.
Swallow Skis: Japan
Swell Panik Snowboards: France Custom snowboards
Swoard Snowboards Switzerland Extreme carving technique specialty snowboards
Tegsnas Skis: Sweden 5-9 foot, knot-free birch nordic skis. Birch base with hickory edges or wax-free red base. Beautiful.
The Ski USA
Titicaca Skis: Switzerland
Trab Skis: Italy
Treski (Rønning) Skis: Norway Wooden (hickory) skis since 1936. XC, Mountain, Telemark, Jakt, Barneski, Big Mountain skis. Hand shaped. Ultra Modern Retro.
Tua Skis: Italy
Vandel Skis: France Hand-made, skating, touring and alpine skis since 1937. Family owned. Fully customized for the client, including engraving of your name. Probably one of the last of their breed.
Virus Skis: Germany
VIST Skis & Bindings: Italy Makers of famous binding and race-plates now making skis in the old "Spaulding" factory (Persenico factory?) by Horst Gamper. Rumored to make skis for Nava and Duell. GS, racecarve and other models.
Voille Skis: USA
VR-Skis: Germany (Snowrider, Bogner and Indigo are all made by vr-ski.)
Wally Skis: Italy (Also makes high-performance superyachts - WHOA!)
Zai Skis: Switzerland By Simon Jacomet, a very well-known "carving"-pioneer from Disentis, Switzerland
ZAG Skis: France Shaped by Stephane "Zag" Radiguet : snowboarder, skier and designer for snowboards and skis for 20 years : A real different feeling and construction for freeskiing and powder skis. Based in Bourg St Maurice-Les Arcs-Savoie France.