Skiing is something of a luxury pursuit and those with the most disposable income available are, of course, those who are able to enjoy this sport in all its extravagance on a regular basis.
To ski seriously, even as an amateur, one is required to invest significant sums in order to acquire all the correct kit and equipment to be safely and sufficiently prepared to hit the slopes.
Skis, boots, googles, jacket, helmet, gloves - all of these items are needed before a trip to the Alps.
But how much would you be prepared to spend? Well, if $67,000 is a mere drop in the wallet then there is a boutique ski set available that would turn you into the king or queen of Courchevel.
Created by Lacroix in partnership with Pinel & Pinel, a Paris-based luxury cabinet maker, this set really is the ultimate for the affluent amateur skier, providing a look of stylish sophistication.
This is not to ignore its practicality, with the custom case fitted with wheels so it can be easily transported, while individual sections with the carbon fibre poles, skis and top of the range googles.
The skis themselves are made from Titanium Kevlar Carbon and measure at either 163cm or 170cm, depending on personal preference, which, as suggested by the price, means they are not made for beginners.
So get your hands on these, take the Ferrari to the airport, fly up to your private mountain retreat and take them for a ride. Then sit back and sip on a glass or two of Goût de Diamants until your heart’s content.