CUTTING EDGE

Hit the slopes on a set of Nantucket-inspired skis.

When it comes to designing custom skis, Mark Wallace and his team at Parlor are in a league of their own. Based in East Boston, Parlor handcrafts all of their skis, tailoring every detail — from the ski shape to the top-sheet graphics — to the specifications of each of their clients. While Parlor’s graphic design team can bring to life just about any idea that their clients dream up, one of the more common requests they receive for their skis’ artwork is the map of Nantucket. “There’s something about that island,” Wallace says. “Whether it’s on bumper stickers, tattoos, or skis — people just love looking at it. And we love working with Nantucketers.”

Beyond their artwork, Wallace and his team customize each set of skis to their clients’ size, ability, and ski style. “We are skiers first and foremost and believe that if we can make the highest quality, most tailored ski on the market, then our clients will have more fun on the mountain and spend more time on the hill with their families and friends,” Wallace says. Nantucket has a passionate skiing community that goes to extremes to reach the mountains every winter. After ferrying your car over Nantucket Sound and braving the drive up north or the flight out west, why should you settle for a run-of-the-mill set of skis?

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