The Shadow Campaign // Sanctuary

DPS is a boutique ski brand based out of Salt Lake City that exists because of South American skiing.

In the summer of 2001, DPS founder Stephan Drake was spending yet another season in Las Leñas, Argentina, when he met Swiss skier Cyrile Boinay. In a smoky wine bar the duo vented their frustration on the lack of progressive shaping and materials in the ski industry — and the idea emerged to start a ski company. They founded “DB Skis” that year and after a few years of toiling and Boinay’s eventual departure, DPS was born in 2005. These are some of the most beautiful, technically advanced, consciously shaped skis on the market, and we highly recommend you get on a pair this winter. And, you can enter here to win a ski getaway to West Virginia.