Who actually makes your skis and snowboards?
We do. For real. How do you know? Come on by our Denver Craft Skiery and you can watch the factory building skis and boards through windows behind our bar.
Will my skis or snowboard look exactly as pictured?
Actual colors may vary. This is due to two things:
1) The sublimation process we use is on a natural wood surface and therefore colors will change and can appear darker according to the hue of the individual trees utilized. We love that each tree has a different color and that it is visible through our durable and clear nylon topsheet.
2) Computer monitors displaying colors differently and everyone can see these colors differently. We try extremely hard to ensure our image is as life-like as possible, but please understand the actual color may vary slightly from your monitor. We cannot guarantee that the color you see accurately portrays the true color of the ski or snowboard.
What are the best skis for a beginner?
Beginner skiers need an all-mountain ski with a decent amount of sidecut. It shouldn't be too wide - under 90mm underfoot so they can start to experience what it feels like to transfer the ski from one edge to the other.
The other important factor is a quality ski. Most basic ski rentals are skis with a styrofoam core, which is fine for the first time or two you try skiing. However, once you start exploring easy blue runs and get comfortable with a little speed, the instability of that foam core will really show itself. Meier skis, like all quality skis, have a wood core for greater stability and will last much much longer. It's really an investment in enjoying your time in the mountains, which is precious.
What is the advantage of custom skis?
The custom ski discussion is an interesting one. Most custom ski companies ask enough questions to point you down a path towards one ski model, but anyone buying skis should have a similar experience. It's all about your ability level, where in the country you ski (New England terrain is different from Colorado), and your unique skiing style. Do you like to go as fast as the terrain allows just barely in control? Do you like to make beautiful round turns? This will dictate the amount of sidecut and how stiff your ski is. If you're shopping without being asked these questions, or someone says that it's not quite the right ski but it's what they have, we would encourage you to shop more. This is the Meier difference.
We keep our most popular model and lengths in inventory, but we'll never sell you the wrong ski because we can build you the right ski. Not only that, you can also change up the graphic. Too many people shop on graphic and don't enjoy the experience of being on the ski. With Meier we help you find the right ski shape and length first, and then address the graphic. You can buy what we put on the ski, which is called "standard". Or, you can choose another ski design from our extensive library of ski and snowboard graphics, or work with a graphic designer to make a true custom with a one of one graphic. For example, we've seen people put in images from their favorite movies, their dog, kids artwork or their company branding.
Can I change the graphic on the base of the ski?
No. We use the hardest, fastest most durable race base material available. It will typically be an all-black ski base with the MEIER name in a contrasting color. Sometimes, the base is white. While we love customizing graphics, we feel the current material that is available for printing on the base of skis does not meet our high-quality standards as it is softer, which means it is also more easily damaged.
Do your skis include bindings?
No. Bindings may be purchased separately.
Does Meier Skis have season rentals?
We do not offer season rentals. However, you can demo our skis directly from our Denver Craft Skiery or from a ski shop near you across North America. People usually demo for 1-7 days and can often use part or all of the demo charge towards purchase.
Do you sell ski and snowboard clothing?
We have accessories such as googles, boot heaters and hats, but we do not sell ski and snowboard jackets and pants.
What makes your skis and snowboards eco-friendly?
We love to talk about this! We like to say we were eco-friendly before it was "cool", just because it seemed like the right thing to do.