I'm looking to get a first pair of ski boots for the upcoming Northern winter - I've been skiing and teaching in rentals for two seasons now and I want to progress this year so I'm taking the plunge and buying gear. I'm going to be based in Fort Mcmurray over the winter, so I'm not really local to any big ski towns. I'm guessing the nearest fitters to me would be Edmonton, if anyone can recommend a fitter there? I'm a little worried about getting fitted so far from my home hill as if I have boot problems I'm unlikely to be able to make it any farther than Fort Mac town centre in a hurry (And travel costs soon mount up.) I know there's a ski shop in town who can probably punch/grind a pair of boots but I've no idea how good their staff are and whether I'd wind up with frankenboots if I got fittings at multiple stores?
I guess in summary my choices are:
1. Find a fitter in Edmonton and hope they can get a perfect fit in a day
2. Buy local in Fort Mac and hope they can get a perfect fit eventually
Any thoughts, people?