Every OPERA ski is built using state-of-the-art design and processing tools, such as numerical control machining centres to cut and prepare materials and an artisanal assembly and finishing method. We also perform a precise control of glueing, heating and cooling times and temperatures to blend them perfectly and get the best of their properties. It’s a process where hands and eyes are still the protagonists, following step by step the production, constantly checking its quality.
The on-site and independent production of all the OPERA skis allows us to have total control of each construction phase, carefully choosing and optimizing materials and energies, and limiting waste. Our skis are built trying to reduce plastic as much as possible, using bamboo for sidewall and spacers and dimensioning all the components in favour of natural materials. In addition to this, our Wood Evolution patent allows us to use natural wood for the core and the topsheets.
With OPERA skis, the wood returns to be the protagonist. It’s not only a tribute to the origins of this sport but an encouragement for a different way of living and practising it. Wood is a material that has been in use since prehistoric times, a material which man trusts; it is a living and organic material but also very strong and durable. Thanks to its natural diversity, each piece of wood is unique, and so are the OPERA skis. But at the same time, wood doesn’t change during the years; it has a timeless beauty that goes beyond the trends and seasonality.