The Dream Factory

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Ski Factory


Quality control is an overriding concern at Salomon's ultra-modern factory in Rumilly, France, where each ski undertakes a complex journey from research and development, through production and on to the slopes. Though high-tech machines ease the labor and tedium of making skis by hand, skilled people are still indispensable at every step.

Visit the articles below and follow the ski- and boot- making process.

Sept. 2004


SKI Magazine's first People’s Ski Test at Okemo

The People’s Choice

Are you a believer in the wisdom of the masses? We invited anyone who was willing to come be our ski testers for a weekend. And here’s what they told us.