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Hello, I'll be at Winter Park for the NASTAR Nationals at the end of March.  Does anyone very familiar with the town know if there are any (and enough) shops to handle the ski-tune needs of the racers (of which there will be 1000, however not all of those will want daily waxings for various reasons).???

 

If anyone could point out specific shops/etc, and whether or not you need reservations/appointments.  Also, if there is a chance all shops will be booked up would it be in my best interest to take some basic waxing/tuning supplies (vise, brushes, a couple sticks of wax, iron, scraper, and files/stones)??

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

post #2 of 8

There's a guy named Bob Weiby that does excellent tunes, waxes etc... out of a small shop located next to the Viking Lodge in downtown Winter Park.

I don't have his number handy but will look for it when I get home.

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It's amazing how a six pack will move your equipment to the front of the line.   A 12 pack might even get you immediate tune service at the counter.  wink.gif The more detailed tune desired to be done in a hurry to exact specifications ->  bring more good karma.   West Portal Rentals at the Winter Park base area likes good karma.  Inquire first if the manager is around - he might not believe in good karma.   West Portal bought a new Montana tuner 3 years ago.  It was inspected and maintained by the Montana person in January during SIA - all good.

 

I actually have 2-3 vouchers for free tunes at West Portal sitting in my locker.  cool.gif

 

I've needed immediate hot wax jobs while out at Snowmass.  I usually ask the guy behind the counter how many pesos need to go into the tip jar to make that happen.   I've never gone away disappointed.

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It's amazing how a six pack will move your equipment to the front of the line.   A 12 pack might even get you immediate tune service at the counter.  wink.gif The more detailed tune desired to be done in a hurry to exact specifications ->  bring more good karma.   West Portal Rentals at the Winter Park base area likes good karma.  Inquire first if the manager is around - he might not believe in good karma.   West Portal bought a new Montana tuner 3 years ago.  It was inspected and maintained by the Montana person in January during SIA - all good.

 

I actually have 2-3 vouchers for free tunes at West Portal sitting in my locker.  cool.gif

 

I've needed immediate hot wax jobs while out at Snowmass.  I usually ask the guy behind the counter how many pesos need to go into the tip jar to make that happen.   I've never gone away disappointed.


Yeah I thought that's how it might be, so I'm willing to put up a Jackson or so for faster service.  I know my local shop has an official 15-buck next day option, but hopefully a place in winter park can accomodate me.  (will be bringing waxing supplies as backup though).

post #5 of 8

I tried West Portal last March. Said they could not do any base or edge work because the machine was broken. I got an ok basic  wax. Not taking any chances, this year I plan to bring my own tuning equipment and wax.   

post #6 of 8

I always use Alpine Sun in the Old Town area.  I've never been disappointed in their tunes/wax jobs and they always have my boards waiting for me the next morning.  They're kinda out of the way so maybe not as busy as the more obvious choices.

post #7 of 8

Hey you can take your skis to "Joes Backcountry Repair" shop in Fraser. He offers same day turn around as well as race ready high quality HAND TUNING. He grew up racing in New Hampshire and Knows what hes doing!   Located in the ALCO plaza next to coffee shop.  543 Zerex st Fraser co 80442 phone # 970-726-6923  give a call

or e mail  - bcskimanjoe@live.com    -15 years of experience

post #8 of 8

The kind of tune you will get from the average shop on a machine is not what you are going to want for race day.

 

If Backcountry Joe does race tunes, then that's what you want.

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