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Odd Bedfellows in New Zealand’s Southern Alps

Words by Nick Pascoe, DPS Product Manager   Sometimes referred to as ‘the clown of the mountains’, the kea is a large green and orange parrot that calls the mountains of New Zealand’s South Island home. This endangered species has a very curious nature which is charming for the most part. However...

Find Yourself in the Middle of Nowhere

High mountain spring skiing is in full swing throughout the western U.S. A few weeks ago Clay James, DPS Skis’ production + quality manager, and his partner Rain Felkl completed a nine day ski traverse across the North Cascade Mountains of Washington. The intrepid pair were rewarded with clear sk...

A Letter From Our President

Dear DPS Community, There is an ancient proverb, which exhorts the reader to rejoice in sufferings, “knowing that suffering produces endurance; endurance produces character; and character produces hope.” We talk a lot about suffering in our outdoor pursuits. Pressing on through challenging times ...

How to Store Your Skis for the Summer 

As the warm months of summer rapidly approach, it’s a good idea to take some time to make sure your skis will be ready when the snow starts flying next season. Here are a few helpful tips to make sure you’re not letting any of the essential steps fall through the cracks.    Clean Your Skis  A g...