Industry Press Release

DPS Introduces Powderworks


Salt Lake City, UT (July 10, 2014) — DPS is proud to announce that a limited edition line of skunkworks skis dubbed Powderworks will be released during Dreamtime (July 15 – August 1)—and will be an ongoing arm of DPS. With DPS’ Utah Factory entering its second production year, Powderworks skis offer a glimpse into DPS’ R+D lab, previewing special construction or shaping features that may be incorporated into larger production runs in the future.

Drake PowderworkS, LLC was born in 2005 with a mission to build skis worthy of skiers dedicated to the pursuit of the perfect turn on the perfect run. Lives change when one is seduced by the art of riding mountains; skiing becomes an all-encompassing quest requiring precise tools that mirror a skier’s ultimate commitment. Our heritage includes creating the world’s first prepreg carbon sandwich construction, and a novel lineup of shapes that have forever changed ski design.

For the inaugural Powderworks launch during Dreamtime, we brewed ten-year anniversary editions of the Lotus 120 and The Spoon—two iconic DPS shapes that are mated with ultra-light cores and increased dampening components for a differentiated space age ride. The result is ultra-light, tourable pow sticks built to charge and absorb mixed snow when needed. These are hand signed, factory hot-boxed, limited edition pairs with only 25 produced per model. The standard Pure3 versions are completely unrivaled in terms of the power-to-weight ratio, but these Powderworks editions up the ante one step further. Shop Powderworks during Dreamtime while inventory lasts at

About DPS

DPS designs the world’s most advanced skis. Inspired by a vision to make perfect skis worthy of those who live and breathe the sport, and located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City, DPS introduced the world’s first and only Pure prepreg carbon fiber sandwich ski, the first 120mm powder pintail, transferred the word “rocker” from surfing to skiing—then built the first rockered ski with sidecut—and now have unleashed The Spoon. The fusion of space-age carbon technology and groundbreaking shaping has resulted in the world’s most advanced quiver of skis. DPS Skis are sold on four continents and are a trusted brand of serious skiers worldwide. For more information visit or call +1.801.413.1737.