Short for Drake PowderworkS, DPS is an innovator in ski design with an extremely loyal following. Involved in the creation of rockered skis, carbon fiber sandwich construction, spoon shaping, and other boundary-pushing developments, the company continues to make a name for itself (and its touring skis), in Salt Lake City, Utah.
As the lightest and skinniest ski in the DPS touring lineup, the Cassiar 87 Tour1 is likely to get picked on by his peers. We like to stick up for such poor souls because they will probably have the last laugh. The 87 is a classic touring ski with a mediu..
Skeptics everywhere gasped when DPS released their original Cassiar 87, designed for hard snow and long-distance touring. What does DPS -- a company that made a name for itself with banana-rockered, water-ski-esque powder boards -- know about edge hold an..
Like a spa day in motion, enjoy long outings in the mountains with the new DPS Pagoda Tour 94: powerful yet light enough to keep your legs fresh after a demanding approach. The Pagoda 94 is a versatile ski that is wide enough for soft snow, but excels in ..
The Cassiar 95 is an all-mountain shape that often tricks us into thinking it’s a big-mountain ski. Of course, we’re used to race skis and not the 138mm wide Lotus Spoon which put DPS on the map. Maybe one day Stephen Drake (DPS founder) will return our h..
A win for the ladies! The DPS Nina ski is now available in the Tour construction. That means one of the most popular downhill skis of all time should become one of the most popular touring skis of all time. For good reason: the generous rocker and PaddleT..
It’s now okay to indulge. Many folks have been waiting for DPS to make a touring line to complement their awesome resort skis. Thank you DPS for obliging.
Slightly softer than the Pure3 line, the Wailer 99 Tour1s maintain a high degree of torsional sti..
DPS's ventures into the far ends of the randonnee galaxy began when founder Stephan Drake found himself chasing winter in the Chilean mountains, looking for a ski that would perform as well on re-frozen Portillo crud as it shredded in the Colorado blower ..
If you find yourself skinning up the approach to a popular powder-lapping spot with the hopes of scoring a few pre-dawn turns before the masses track things out, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the folks you pass in the skintrack were on their way to ..
The 106 is not just a new width for the Wailer. It also features a new tip shape and profile designed to eliminate worry about your tip shape and profile. If you prefer to just ski and not think about your skis and how to turn them, check out the 106. It’..
Behold, the DPS empire has moved to the Far East with the new Pagoda line, but the banana shapes of their previous Jamaican-reggae skis have stuck around for the trip. Longtime Skimo Co shoppers will remember our remarks on the last iteration of the Waile..
The Wailer 112 started a new comparison category for us called “excess fat”. Sure, DPS made the touring version of its iconic resort ski light enough to carry uphill. But skiing back down on it is cheating, pure and simple. The rockered profile perfectly ..
Ladies, if you’re a glutton for powder, please meet the Yvette Tour1. The ever-popular Wailer/Yvette shape can now be safely carried uphill and ripped back down on the deepest of days. DPS used it’s Tour1 layup, including the carbon and glass laminates, t..
You know what's easier than cutting skins to fit your skis? Not cutting them! Let DPS do the hard work and pair these mixed mohair skins with your new DPS skis for the perfect fit out of the box. To maximize glide and grip these skins are a 70% mohair/30%..
As skiers and mountain athletes, the term “snapback” is generally something we try to avoid at all costs. In the case of DPS’ Garage Patch Cap, however, it’s okay. The cap has a snapback, which simply means the back of the hat is easily adjustable to the ..
60% cotton, 40% polyester, 101% cool. Perfect composition for sweat-wicking and breathability in the summer months while you dream about winter. Best of all, the Classic Tee says DPS on it and has a tear-away tag. Cut and sized for female skiers...
Ski mountaineers and backcountry skiers are not known for ski maintenance. Most would rather be skiing! If you identify with that sentiment, you’ll love the Phantom permanent base treatment from DPS. The rocket-surgeons in charge at DPS promise that Phant..