Shimkonis Partners

How Hand-Built Custom Skis Are Made

From ski shape to layering wooden boards, learn how one custom ski-maker,

Wagner Custom Skis

, handmakes skis in Telluride, Colo.

Bloomberg’s “MADE” series provides topical informative videos on how common things are crafted — a process often taken for granted.

This series walks you through ski creation at Wagner Custom Skis. From an idea in one skier’s mind to the final product, this video provides thorough detail.

After growing up surfing in Florida, Mike Shimkonis decided to give higher ground a try and settled in Colorado over 25 years ago, first in Vail, then moving to Telluride in 1993. Prior to working with Telluride Properties, he was a senior sales and marketing executive for the Vail and Telluride ski companies.

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