The Art of Skiing: Stick out on the slopes with these graphically sophisticaled designs

We know how superficial it sounds to choose skis or a snowboard based on looks, but come on, we all do it. It’s no different than wanting a car in red instead of silver. Like automobiles, skis and snowboards are all about getting us from point A to point B, and isn’t it better to do so in style?

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The trouble is, if you want nonboring skis it’s very easy to end up looking like a skate rat: Ridiculously loud graphics. Ironic slogans. Colors as bright as traffic cones. Are you at Sun Valley or the X Games? And then there are all of those adult-centric skis that are so plain Jane they might as well be rentals.

There are, however, skis and snowboards that don’t scream out a juvenile kind of distaste for authority. We’ve gathered a few here. They are elegantly nonconformist. Strap into one and you’ll be bucking the trend not with loudness, but with impeccable taste.

We know how superficial it sounds to choose skis or a snowboard based on looks, but come on, we all do it. It’s no different than wanting a car in red instead of silver. Like automobiles, skis and snowboards are all about getting us from point A to point B, and isn’t it better to do so in style?

The trouble is, if you want nonboring skis it’s very easy to end up looking like a skate rat: Ridiculously loud graphics. Ironic slogans. Colors as bright as traffic cones. Are you at Sun Valley or the X Games? And then there are all of those adult-centric skis that are so plain Jane they might as well be rentals.

There are, however, skis and snowboards that don’t scream out a juvenile kind of distaste for authority. We’ve gathered a few here. They are elegantly nonconformist. Strap into one and you’ll be bucking the trend not with loudness, but with impeccable taste.
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