Showcasing 3 of our favorite full custom designs that we created for our valued MSC customers. When we build fully custom skis for our customers we take into account a lot of variables — skiing style, strength, height and weight, powder vs hardpack, etc — but incorporating a unique graphic design created specifically for the individual skier is our favorite part. The custom artwork becomes the final element that brings each pair of skis to life and gives them their own specific identity. This spring 3 of our favorite skis were the Wave, Viking, and Snowghost inspired by descriptions and ideas sent to us by each skier. If you could dream up your own custom design what would inspire you on the slopes?
As many skiers know (especially those who have ever skied at Big Mountain) with winter storms often come complete whiteouts. It just comes with the territory. Vertigo and faceshots are often directly related and “1 chair” visibility days require powder-hounds to stick to the trees and feel their way through their favorite stashes. Limited visibility does have its advantages however, providing cover for those who wish to keep their favorite lines to themselves or duck a rope to poach a few illegal turns. It also keeps the lift lines small as the not-so-hardcore skiers position themselves safely along “mahogany ridge.” While the world may be full of comments on the weather there is certainly no control over it — and if there was it would snow 3 feet overnight and clear up at 9am. Every day. Without the bitter the sweet is never as sweet so the next time you’re scraping the rime off your encrusted goggles remember your favorite bluebird day and that the next one is right around the corner.
Speaking of seeing with your feet, check out the latest press on Montana Ski Company from Montana Headwall Magazine (here). Sign up for the Montana Headwall video contest and you may find yourself riding some custom skis from MSC.
What is Whitefish Mountain Films? The best chapters from the best new outdoor films from 2012 at a sweet venue in downtown Whitefish. Cost…. $5 donation to the Whitefish Trail project. BlueBird Guides and Outside Media have again teamed up with a ton of great sponsors (including MSC of course) to bring outdoor adventure films to the Flathead Valley. Enjoy local food, beer, and wine, and meet the professional athletes and filmmakers. Try your luck in our large raffle, with prizes including skis, outerwear, ski trips and dinners at local restaurants. All raffle proceeds benefit The Whitefish Trail!
WMF will be held November 10th at the O’Shaughnessy Center downtown Whitefish, and will benefit The Whitefish Trail.
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