Lake Tahoe based Praxis Skis are “handcrafted in the Sierra Nevada Mountains”
. Owner and operator Keith O’Meara has been at it for a few years now, and along with his die-hard crew of local Tahoe chargers, Praxis consistently produces some of the best skis money can buy.
Recently, while stationed in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska
, myself and fellow guide Jeff Dostie were able to put the new Praxis BPS stix to the test. No surprise, they nailed everything. Nice and floaty, responsive to changes in snow consistency, and very tourable. Praxis had a good showing up at base camp for the last week of our AK season with no less than five pairs of skis and four separate models holding it down.
Earlier this season, while traveling in Japan
, my Praxis Powderboards continued to allow me to lay into terrain in the most fluid fashion imaginable. These skis are so surfy they somehow make each powder turn even more fun than it already is.
It was also pretty cool to link up with two non-Tahoe based skiers who were on older Praxis Powderboard models and love’d them as much as I love mine (lead photo).
Of course in the scheme of things, one needs to look no further than Praxis team rider Drew Tabke,
and Kevin O’Meara (Keith’s cousin) to see how high-end these skis can truly perform.
Currently, Praxis Skis is getting ready to start production of their new line for next year, and all available 2012 models are on sale at “blowout factory direct prices
“. All you need to do to get one of the lower-priced, best pairs of skis you’ll ever own is head to the Praxis website linked here, and search for the stix of your dreams
. Even better, use the coupon code UNOFFICIAL and you’ll save an additional 10% of the already super low price.
While a few models and sizes have sold out don’t stress. If you can’t find what you’re looking for Praxis will have a pre-order sale on 2013 models sometime this fall. Something else to take note of, which is huge, Praxis will now be growing their customization department. This means you’ll be able to order custom graphics, flex options, molding options, and even ingredient options if you place an order in advance for next season. Check the Praxis website on or after May 1st for more detailed info regarding the 2013 ski lineup as well as ordering options.
I know I’m far from the only one that thinks Praxis as a company is as good as it gets in today’s ski industry, so if you’re looking, or plan to look for a new pair of skis in the near future, your search is over!