Audi-Designed Carbon Skis: Want So Bad

Looking good while skiing isn’t easy, and occasionally ends up in a yard sale on the slope. Function comes first when you’re hurtling down a double diamond with 15 feet of visibility. That said, these Audi-designed skis are so sexy they may cause other skiers to forget where they’re going.

They’re a creation of Audi’s Concept Design Munich studio, who collaborated with Head to make them a limited production item. The ski has a wood core, with layers of aluminum and titanium, topped off with carbon. The lightweight construction gives it the impressively low 960 grams per ski.

Dezeen has more information and pictures. The ski “may become available” at the end of 2011. No price, but I’m guessing they’ll be quite expensive.