FAQs

If there's something you'd like to know that isn't listed here, please contact us.

Can you offer a completely bespoke ski?

Yes - we'll start by finding out exactly what you're looking for, and then come up with an initial quotation.

How long will my skis take to make?

Our skis take between 3 to 5 weeks to make but if the model you're looking for is in stock, we'll despatch them as soon as possible.

Can these skis only be used for ski touring?

Our skis are extremely versatile and can be used for ski touring, alpine skiing, backcountry skiing, piste skiing and generally having a good time. You can also put them on your wall and admire them.

What is your warranty policy?

We offer a two year warranty against delamination caused by any manufacturing fault. The warranty does not cover damage from skiing in inapropriate conditions, skiing over rocks or park skiing. The skis will have to be inspected by an LMS ski maker to ensure a manufacturing fault is evident and the damage has not been caused by inapropriate use.

Why should I buy LMS?

If you want a fun, high-quality, high-performance ski that's beautifully handcrafted in Scotland, these skis are for you. They are designed to be light enough for you to tour with but also tackle changeable conditions and maintain performance on ice.

Which payment methods do you accept?

We currently accept credit and debit card payments on our website, through payment provider Stripe. Payments are made via a secure 256-bit encrypted connection, and no card details are stored on our server at any time.

If you would prefer to use a different method of payment such as Paypal or bank transfer, please contact us.

How should I care for my LMS skis?

To maintain maximum water repellency you can wax and polish the tops and sides of the skis with regular wood or furniture polish. Do not leave the skis in a wet environment overnight. Always let the skis dry out when you can. Do not to leave them in your roof box overnight. Keep the PTEX base regularly waxed and polished for maximum glide. Repair any scratches in the top sheet and sidewalls regularly (see instructions below).

How do I repair scratches on the skis?

If you experience a scratch or nick you can re-varnish the affected area to ensure maximum longevity of the skis. We recommend removing any splinters and giving the area a light sanding with 240 sandpaper to smoothen prior to sealing. To seal the area we recommend using a curing wax-oil formula such as; Treatex Hardwax oil, Osmo Polyx oil, Tru-Oil gunstock oil, boiled linseed oil or Danish oil. Apply the oil thinly with a cloth and leave in a warm dry room overnight to cure before using the ski. If the scratch is deep we recommend applying 2 or 3 coats of your chosen oil for maximum durability.

What type of bindings can I use?

We have designed binding plates that cover all the major manufacturers screw patterns. Beech in combination with our other materials offers excellent binding screw retention. Use the correct jig and one of our recommended glues. If you have an unusual binding screw pattern, please contact us first to ensure it is safe to use on the ski.

Can you mount bindings for me?

We can currently mount the Dynafit Radical 2 and Beast 14 and 16 bindings.

What glue do you recommend for binding screws?

For the best screw retention you must use either polyurethane wood glue such as Gorilla Glue, epoxy resin or D4 wood glue.

How long will the skis last?

Because of our high quality construction and materials our skis will keep their performance for many seasons. If you keep your skis in tip top condition they should be able to last for generations.

Can you offer a refinishing service?

You can rub the ski down with 240 grit sandpaper and revarnish the whole ski with a 1.5 inch paint brush. However, if you are not confident doing this yourself we offer a refinishing service. Each pair of LMS skis includes one free refinishing service.

Are the skis 100% wood?

Our skis have a wooden top sheet and sidewalls but they are laminated together in a sandwich of 8 layers with a bio epoxy resin designed especially for skis. This ensures the skis will keep their performance and remain stable.