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I'm getting ready for our annual ski trip (going to Steamboat this year), and I want to get my own boots this year.  I live in Florida, and we have a Peter Glen nearby.  I'm wondering if it would be better to get the boots locally at the Peter Glen shop or wait until I get to Steamboat and buy my new boots there?  Specifically, my questions are...

 

1. Is there significant benefit to buying on the mountain in case I have problems with the boot I buy?

2. Is the pricing of the boots significantly different at a Florida Peter Glen vs. an On Mountain Shop?

3. If I do purchase at Steamboat, does anybody recommend a specific shop?

 

Any comments and suggestions would really be appreciated!

 

Michael

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Originally Posted by SkiFamDad View Post

I'm getting ready for our annual ski trip (going to Steamboat this year), and I want to get my own boots this year.  I live in Florida, and we have a Peter Glen nearby.  I'm wondering if it would be better to get the boots locally at the Peter Glen shop or wait until I get to Steamboat and buy my new boots there?  Specifically, my questions are...

 

1. Is there significant benefit to buying on the mountain in case I have problems with the boot I buy?

2. Is the pricing of the boots significantly different at a Florida Peter Glen vs. an On Mountain Shop?

3. If I do purchase at Steamboat, does anybody recommend a specific shop?

 

Any comments and suggestions would really be appreciated!

 

Michael



1. When you are at a mountain shop, it will be easier to go back for adjustment. 

 

2. Pricing should be the same boot to boot but at the mountain. "Gouging" in pricing tends to happen when there is limited competition, that is more likely to happen in Miami than Steamboat. 

 

3. John at One Stop Ski Shop in town is a very good place to start. I don't know any of the fitters up on the hill but I am sure the Steamboat-ites can chime in for other options. 

post #3 of 4

I think Phil covered it well.  I will just add that I suspect it is pretty doubtful that Peter Glenn has a qualified boot fitter at each of their stores and more likely they don't have one at any store  Fitting a pair of ski boots is not at all like getting fitted for a pair of shoes.+

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i woud suggest going into Steamboat SKi and Bike on Lincoln (main street) and ask for Harry.  Great guy.   As Phil suggested, One Stop and see John, if he's not in, Sean is very good too.  

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