Outdoors

Skilogik's wooden skis are some of the prettiest planks we've seen this season

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While Skilogik's models look like solid wood, their guts are a little more complex. The company's skis are constructed out of sheets of fiberglass/carbon fiber composite and rubber layered around a hardwood core, and topped by a wood veneer; Skilogik claims that 95 percent of the timber used to produce the skis is sustainably harvested.

Skilogik's limited edition band-themed designs celebrate classic rock groups, including the Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd. The Dead version, produced in partnership with Warner Music Group, is limited to 420 pairs, and can be layered on top of any model that the company makes.

Skiers who aren't into classic rock can still see their dream design on a pair of sticks: For an extra $100, the company's art director, David's wife Mariella Mazzarella, will work with the customer to create a one-off design for their new skis. Among the company's past custom creations: a set festooned with pot leaves.

Read on for a sample of the Skilogik lineup we saw at SIA.

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Adam Roy is a contributor of Westword, a former editor at Outside and Matador Network, his writing has also appeared in Paste, High Country News and other online and print publications nationally and abroad.
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