Valaiski’s designs are based on your weight, height, skill and intended area of use

Valaiski Skis Valaiski owner Claudio Menz is on a mission to bring watchmaking precision to ski building. The Switzerland-based brand relies on craftsmen – each with more than 25 years’ experience – who hand-build each ski from scratch. They produce totally individual designs based on the customer’s weight, height, skill and intended area of use. The ski has 13 layers – the most important being the central wood core, which is adapted to each owner – and can be finished with your chosen artwork or graphics. From SFr 3,670 (about £2,850), valaiski.com