From Luxurious to Opulent, Skiing Equipment Never Looked So Good

 - Jan 31, 2010   Updated: Apr 4 2011
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.