Throughout our ski building seminars in Garching by Munich you learn everything important that is concerning the topic – ski. We will explain to you what shape and structure a ski must have, as well as the reasons why and which one it best suits you. Together with you and in accordance with a chosen date, we build your specially tailored pair of skis with your own personalised design. We guide you all the way through the ski building process, including material selection and it’s preparation, as well as water jet cutting of the ski base, CNC milling of the wooden carcass of the ski and the integration of your individual wishes.

At the end of the course, you will be able to build – all by yourself – your next pair of skis.

 

 BASIC SKI BUILDING SEMINAR


Our prototype ski building courses are located in the MakerSpace workshop (www.makerspace.de) in Garching near Munich and last approximatelly 2.5 days. We use only high-quality materials and provide these for each course: wooden ski core, ski base, iron edges, dampening and fiberglass. The price does not include personalized materials such as bindings, printed design fleece, veneer etc.

The price for the BASIC SKI BUILDING SEMINAR is only 650 €.

PRO MATERIAL SKI BUILDING WORKSHOP


During the PRO MATERIAL SEMINAR you can learn about and transform different special materials. From special light-weight, over racing designs to the integrated damping and protection elements – make your dream high-end ski a reality. If desired, we can provide you with a lightweight wooden core, carbon or titanium, as well as side-walls, tip / tail protection and cap-construction.
Here you can find more information.

The PRO MATERIAL SEMINAR costs 650 € – excluding the special materials.
The price and duration of the course depend on desired requirements.

  Light-wood core 80 € | Carbon fiber fabric from 50 € | Titanium from 50 € | Side walls from 50 €, Shock Absorbers 25 € each

Once you have registered for the BASIC SEMINAR, you can upgrade to the
MATERIAL PRO SEMINAR.

PRO DESIGN SKI BUILDING WORKSHOP


During the PRO DESIGN SEMINAR you can learn more about ski designs and make the top layer of your skis even more individual and elaborate. Experiment with wood engraving, veneer or work with cut-outs and create a design with veneer blanks – test and try out your special ideas. Besides dyeing the skis with resin, you can also incorporate different fabrics, printed fleece or top-sheet and incorporate titanium.
Here you can find more information.

The PRO DESIGN SEMINAR costs 650 € excluding special design requests.
The price depends on the desired requirements.

We can implement the design together with you or prepare it ourselves as a commissioned work. We will provide you with a quotation after the consultation.

Once you have registered for the BASIC SEMINAR, you can upgrade to the
DESIGN PRO SEMINAR.

SKI BUILDING TIMELINE


14 DAYS PRE WORKSHOP

14 days before your workshop you will receive all the necessary documents and information from us. With these you can optimally prepare yourself for the ski building course.

  • PLAN AND DESIGN
    THE LOOK OF YOUR SKIS

    Give a though to what kind of ski you want to build. With our help we will determine the sidecut and the function.

  • FILL OUT THE QUESTIONNAIRE

    Please send us your completed questionnaire. Together, we will find the ideal ski for you.

  • LET US HELP YOU
    WITH THE DESIGN

    If you wish to have your veneer lasered or a special printed design, we can support you with it. We are happy to create a personalised design for you or prepare one according to your guidelines.

DAY 1 – FRIDAY 4:30 PM

All the materials for your ski are prepared for the workshop.

  • SKI BASE CUT OUT WITH THE WATER JET CUTTING MACHINE

    Together, we cut your ski base according to your desired shape and waist with the water jet cutter.

  • MILLING THE SKI WOODEN CORE WITH THE SHOP-BOT MACHINE

    Together with you, we will mill the core of the ski out of wood with the use of the high tech CNC wood milling machine -ShopBot.

  • THE SKIFORM ADJUSTMENT

    Together, we pick a tip- and a tail- form for your ski and prepare them for the upcoming lamination.

DAY 2 – SATURDAY

Now comes the strenuous and dynamic part of the course, we build the ski:
combine together all the materials, piece by piece.

  • EDGE GLUEING

    We start the whole process by binding together the ski base with the steel edges.

  • SKI BASE & WOOD CORE

    We place and align the wooden core and the ski base on the ski form and prepare everything for laminating.

  •  LAMINATING

    After everything has been aligned and placed, we start to laminate – this way we combine materials together. Now it’s time for some action!

  • VACUUMING

    Though the vacuuming process we press the skis into the right shape.

DAY 3 – SUNDAY - THE FINAL

Now it is the time to apply the final touch to the skis.

  • SKI SAW-OUT

    After the skis have been unpacked, we must saw them out to give them their appropriate shape.

  • FINAL POLISH

    After rough work, it’s time for some fine tuning – the ski now gets its final polish.

  • THE FINAL

    You now know how to build skis and have your own finalised pair of them in your hands.