Stockli skis have built the company's foundation and reputation on their high-caliber race skis. They are regarded as one of the last truly handmade skis in production today.

Stocki has entered the world of the Rocker ski for the first time, with its Freeride ski series. The 2011/12 Stormrider Sherpow women's ski and Stormrider Scot Schmidt pro model add to the mix of Stockli's dominated race-ski line up.

The Stormrider Sherpow is a big-mountain ski with a strong lift and smooth ride ideal for women ripping powder conditions. Sizes available include 157, 164, and 170 cm lengths and feature a 100 mm waist. Scot Schmidt's pro model includes the same bomber construction with a Titanal-fiberglass-wood sandwiched core. Lengths include 176 and 184 cm with a 102.5 mm waist.

Stockli has stood alone from its beginning as the only ski company to sell the exact same race ski to the public as the model World Cup racers compete on. Stockli skis are highly sought after with only 50,000 skis produced annually and distributed globally to only select Stockli distributors.

"You can order a Downhill or Super G race ski straight from the factory," Stockli President Nicholas Sprung told OnTheSnow.

The Laser FIS Racing line is simply one-off productions, he says. Racers of all ages can acquire the same Giant Slalom ski Olympic Ski Cross champion Ashleigh McIvor won gold on. Adult and Junior Downhill, Giant Slalom, and Slalom skis round out the series. Adult SG skis also are available.

For those looking for performance, but need to compromise on price, can count on the straight Laser series. These race skis offer a softer flex and rigidity. The sidecut is less severe and the ‘lay-up,' or layout of the core, is slightly altered.

Look to Stockli for top-performance racing skis. They've been around way longer than you think.