Skiing has suffered in popularity since snowboarding came on the scene. But even though it faces competition, skiing fans remain skiing fans and spend lots of money showing their love for the sport. Skiing equipment is rarely cheap, but these stellar skis break the bank. From diamond-encrusted skis to snakeskin skiing equipment, this slideshow is sure to impress.
Implications - Sports equipment is sometimes about more than performance, and these particularly spectacular inventions demonstrate a move towards gear that takes aesthetic concerns into account in a relatively new way. As activities like skiing become increasingly ingrained in pop culture, it is only natural that consumers would begin to look for ways to incorporate luxury and innovation into their favorite hobbies.
From Luxurious to Opulent, Skiing Equipment Never Looked So Good
The Bentley Zai Zaiira Skis are Ready to Retail (UPDATE)
Deluxe Automaker Skis
The Bentley Zai Supersport Skis for Luxury-Loving Snow Bunnies
Granite Zai Skis by Simon Jacomet
Artfully Corrupt Sports Gear
'The Seven Artistic Sins' Skis
Opulent Winter Sports Gear
A School bus on Skis
Indigo Luxury Winter Sportgear
Diamond and Gold Skis
LACROIX Ultime Skis Fuse Performance With Luxury
Icy Hot Quad Skis for Blazing Speeds on the Snowy Slopes
"Bling My Thing"
German Company Blings Anything With Swarovskis
The Foiljet MR1