DPS Brand Story
Designs the world’s most advanced skis
Founded in 2005, with the partnership of professional skier and ski designer Stephan Drake and leading ski engineer Peter Turner, both were inspired by a vision to make perfect skis worthy of those who live and breathe the sport.
DPS introduced the world’s first and only Pure prepreg carbon fiber sandwich ski, the first 120mm powder pintail, transferred the word “rocker” from surfing to skiing—then built the first rockered ski with sidecut—and unleashed the Spoon and Spoon Technology. The fusion of space-age carbon technology and groundbreaking shaping has resulted in the world’s most advanced quiver of skis.
DPS fosters a tight-knit community between its designers, reps, photographers, partners, and skiers—while also supporting environmental initiatives and innovative multimedia projects worldwide.
DPS is located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City, where it operates and owns a state-of-the-art ski factory, and maintains its global headquarters.
DPS is a trusted brand of serious skiers worldwide. They are sold and shipped worldwide via dpsskis.com, and on five continents in the world's best ski shops.
Yes. DPS is the only company making sandwich construction skis with pure prepreg carbon fiber laminates. We pioneered the technology and have evolved it over the last ten years. Our latest iteration, which launched in this year, is called Alchemist—and is found exclusively in our Alchemist line. Many ski makers claim to make carbon fiber skis, but these are often dry carbon laminates; mixed with fiberglass in a wet layup. Whereas, prepreg carbon is the ultimate precision construction—exact distribution of resin for the ultimate in strength and flex consistency. The highest performance structures built today, such as jet fighters and spacecraft, use the same process. If you see other carbon sandwich skis in a shop or in person, feel the weight difference between it and an Alchemist DPS ski. Also, bend and twist the ski torsionally—you will notice that most ”carbon” skis on the market twist easily just like a fiberglass ski. A DPS Alchemist ski will feel infinitely more solid and have a ridiculously long shelf life with nearly the same pop and feel on your tenth season as your first.