Parlor Skis 18/19 Lineup & ‘Build Your Own Skis’ Class (Ep.24)

We talk to Boston-based Parlor Custom Skis co-founder, Mark Wallace, about the origins story of Parlor; the very successful “Build Your Own Skis” class they offer; the new models in their 18/19 lineup — including Parlor snowboards and splitboards; and several trends on the East Coast ski scene.

(We also talk about lasagna, burritos, and Camaros.)

Parlor Skis co-founder, Mark Wallace on the Blister GEAR:30 podcast.

Mark Wallace (far left) at a Parlor ‘Build Your Own Skis’ class.

And to hear Mark talk more about custom ski building, check out our Round Table on Custom Skis.


  • Brief history of Parlor Skis (2:50)
  • On Parlor’s “Build Your Own Skis” class (8:21)
  • 18/19 Parlor Skis Lineup (19:58)
  • “Project Warbird” (21:20)
  • Naming skis (22:53)
  • Working with titanal (24:47)
  • The Cardinal Pro (26:59)
  • The “Dad Skinner”?? (29:24)
  • Parlor’s New Snowboards (31:39)
  • Trends in East Coast Skiing: backcountry skiing (34:15)
  • East Coast Ski Width (36:54)
  • EC Snowmaking (43:55)
  • What’s the best question I haven’t asked you? (48:38)

PRESENTING SPONSOR: 750 Miles of Trail in Gunnison/Crested Butte, CO

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  1. Blister Member
    pete September 11, 2018 Reply

    Given where they’re at, it should be “Project Wahlberg”. As always, nice interview. Sign me up for a pair of the “dad skinners”.

    • Author
      Jonathan Ellsworth September 11, 2018 Reply

      Well, yep, you definitely just won the naming game.

      (And thank you)

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