Thoroughbred Custom Skis and FELS Skis

Hand-crafted in B.C, the Attitude is made for all-mountain charging. Photo Courtesy of FELS.

Located at the base of Kicking Horse Resort in British Columbia, Thoroughbred hand-builds custom skis for each individual. After spending many years working at a global engineering consulting firm, Thoroughbred owner Dave Horsfield decided to make a change and pursue a career that nurtured his love for skiing. Horsfield trained at SpuArt Custom Skis and Snowboards in Innsbruck, Austria, and in 2015, Thoroughbred was born. Customers can design their skis at home or in a workshop. “As a life-long passionate skier, I decided to do something about the countless times hearing expert skiers say ‘this ski is great, but I wish it was more stable at speed (or turns quicker, floats better…..),’” says Horsfield. “So we set up to do custom designs, one at a time tailored to each customer.”

Thoroughbred has partnered with FELS Skis to design an exclusive line of planks called the Attitude—all-mountain skis for the front- and backside. There are three crafted lengths at 163, 172, and 178 with specific camber profile, sidecut, and flex to optimize performance. The 172cm (89.5mm waist) profile of the carbon Attitude uses a power lens core design for a lightweight performance carbon ski meant to give it a race ski feel that performs everywhere on the mountain.