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Let us build skis for you


Custom made in New England.  Each pair of Parlor skis is built to order from the highest quality materials.

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Let us build skis for you


Custom made in New England.  Each pair of Parlor skis is built to order from the highest quality materials.


Meet the Parlor

The Parlor Layup Process


In the basement of an old funeral parlor in Cambridge, Mark, Jason, and Pete craft custom skis designed for the terrain and conditions of the east coast.

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Our Story


We share an affinity for building things, and of course a passion for skiing and a deep love for the sport.

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Our Story


We share an affinity for building things, and of course a passion for skiing and a deep love for the sport.


Parlor co-founders Mark Wallace, Jason Epstein, and Pete Endres met at Williams College and ski raced together on the NCAA eastern circuit. Each has skied since they could walk, beginning as little bombers at their local ski clubs Saddleback ME, Stratton, VT, and Brantling, NY and moving through the academy ranks at The Winter Sports School, Stratton Mountain School, and National Sports Academy.


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Mark Wallace / Co-Founder

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Pete Endres / Co-Founder

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Jason Epstein / Co-Founder

After Williams, while Mark was “chasing the dream” as a competitive international racer, Pete and Jason began “real world” careers in renewable energy and real estate development, respectively. Mark eventually did the same in construction. All three share an affinity for building things, and of course a passion for skiing and a deep love for the sport. With experience, knowledge, passion, a vision for the perfect quiver, and an old funeral parlor to bring ideas to life, Parlor Skis was born.

Collaboration is key to the ski design and build process. Mark, Jason, and Pete share both a friendship and extensive network in the ski community, allowing constant collaboration with others in the ski community. They welcome feedback, comments, and tour people around the parlor whenever possible. Integrating skiers with their own ride and customization are at the core of the Parlor story.

Mark, Jason, and Pete leverage a lifetime of racing, training, and enjoying the woods to know what makes a great ski, and combine backgrounds in building and design to create them. Parlor skis are built entirely by hand from the highest quality products. They incorporate the latest trends in ski design, with a keen eye toward the history of the sport, to craft a product and experience to enjoy.

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Design Philosopy


Inspired by how we ski.  Customized by how you ski.

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Design Philosopy


Inspired by how we ski.  Customized by how you ski.

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At Parlor, we love to ski. 

Our designs are inspired by how we ski. We believe there’s always a better turn and a more perfect run down the mountain. When we design, we think about what terrain will open up and what turns we can make. We want skis that are fun and adapt to changing conditions.

Our designs are customized by how you ski. Despite what you might hear, there is no one ski for everyone. You know best what you like and what you’re after in a ski. If you don’t, we’ll help you figure it out. Personal interaction is not just recommended, it is required in the Parlor design-build process. Each pair of Parlors is customized to the rider for the best fit possible.

We combine contemporary trends in ski design with classic lines and a minimalist approach. We know that the best skis respond to the rider’s style and excel in a variety of terrain and snow conditions. Inspired by our New England heritage of craftsmanship and functional design, each of our skis is built to perform in specific conditions while maintaining adaptability across a broader spectrum.  

Whether you are skiing in Massachusetts, Montana, or Mongolia you will find that our focus on versatility and exceptional construction will never let you down. Any one of our skis could serve as your only ride or as a noble member of your larger quiver.


MEET THE FLOCK

Get to know our 2014-15 product line. We hope you are as stoked as we are.