Custom Ski Design Series Part 1: Ski Width Guide

The WhiteRoom Guide to Ski Width The terrain you ski most will have a big influence on what type of ski you'll want to build. Ski design can be complex and it takes knowledge of the way the variables of ski design affect performance on the snow. Think about how you'd like to use your skis: will you be using your custom skis on groomers, or are you looking for more of a powder ski?  Ski…

2020 Backcountry Magazine Gear Guide

Divergent Testing WhiteRoom Skis is very proud to announce that a pair of our skis have yet again been selected to be featured in the 2020 Backcountry Magazine Gear Guide. Last March the testers at Backcountry Magazine got to try out and review nearly 200 pair of skis from ski makers both big and small. From the 200 only about 60 pair ranked high enough to warrant publication in their gear issue. This is now the…

2017 Backcountry Magazine Gear Guide

In March we sent our UpSlope model to the annual Backcountry Magazine gear test at Powder Mountain in Utah. Their testers skied and reviewed somewhere around 200 pairs of skis. From this test they narrowed out the field to only the cream of the crop with only the best skis of the year making it to print in the magazine. WhiteRoom Skis is proud to announce that our UpSlope model made the cut for the 2017…

Tuning concepts

I've recently gotten several questions relating to how a pair of WhiteRoom skis should be tuned. A proper tune can make a world of difference on how a ski behaves and performs. With the evolution of modern ski design, tuning has also evolved to adapt to these new designs that include both rocker and camber as well as mixed sidecut designs. (more…)

Vermont Magazine – What Happens When a Skier’s Hobby Goes Haywire

[caption id="attachment_2663" align="alignnone" width="640"] Black Hole: Photo Dalton Harben[/caption] In the spring of 2018 I was interviewed by Vermont Magazine for an article about WhiteRoom Custom Skis and the story of how I got into building custom skis. Their writer and skier Mark Aiken, came to visit me at WRS HQ. We talked skis, ski building and  I showed him around my shop. I think Mark does a great job capturing how WhiteRoom Skis came into…

WhiteRoom Skis rip the Italian Alps

WhiteRoom Skis rip the Italian Alps I just got an email from a friend and White Room Ski owner, Pete, who just returned from a tour in the Italian Alps on his WhiteRooms. I really makes me happy to hear how much people enjoy the beauty and more importantly, the performance of their WhiteRooms. I still remember the excitement I felt upon hearing I'd be one of the lucky few to build a pair of…

Upslope Review

Upslope Review I got a nice review of the WhiteRoom Skis Upslope model from, Shaun, a ripping local Smuggs skier who took them for a 2 day demo recently. Shaun's review Late spring I had the opportunity to ski the WhiteRoom UpSlope with Marker Kingpin demo binding. First day conditions were variable; spring corn, mashed with clumps of mank and the eastern ice we always ski from months of snowmaking. The UpSlope was a champion.…

Product testing, Upslope Model

Upslope Model Product Testing I've recently been product testing a new pair of skis that I'm now ready to share with everyone. [caption id="attachment_2527" align="alignnone" width="356"] UpSlope[/caption] The Upslope model was designed as a light-ish BC charger. Aptly named for the upslope snow storms we get here in the Green Mountains of Vermont and for its intended purpose of earning vert. My personally philosophy on ski design includes the notion that super light skis get…

Freshies Magazine Article

Freshies Magazine Article This past Thursday I spent the morning skiing with Adam White from The Burlington Free Press: Freshies Magazine. Adam skied a pair of WhiteRooms and we talked about everything from my process, how I build skis, what's in the skis and the state of the craft ski industry in Vermont. We skied some soft spring like conditions and ripped some warp speed GS turns on the soft groomers at Smuggs. After skiing…

Winter Edition of Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine

Checkout a recent article, in Vermont Ski + Ride Magazine, about the innovative ski and snowboard designs and companies coming out of Vermont. WRS is featured in this article highlighting our one of a kind creations and our process. We are  proud to be the only builder in the article that actually builds their product right here in Vermont! [caption id="attachment_2172" align="alignnone" width="640"] Vin with the Model 802[/caption] Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine