Colin sent in this great ski building HOW TO site “Always wanted your own pro model ski, but can’t ski like a pro? Why don’t you just build it yourself? It sounds crazy, but building a pair of skis (or a snowboard) is not out of reach for the average garage tinkerer. All that is required is some time, a little effort, and some patience to build the equipment and prepare the materials for making skis. In the end your hard work pays off, and there is no better feeling than skiing on a pair of skis that you designed and built yourself.” Link.