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Northeast - what shops do you trust your skis with for tuning, sharpening, waxing, etc.?

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Northeast - what shops do you trust your skis with for tuning, sharpening, waxing, etc.? I have a doctor's / surgeon's rule when it comes to my skis - "First, DO NO HARM!" And do only what is necessary! So where, in the northeast, do my fellow paranoid skiers bring their skis for some tender loving care? Which shops have a great reputation? Which shops have you learned to trust?!
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Happy Tunes near Sugarloaf, Maine ask for Lionel

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Ski MD

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+1 on Ski MD. skimd.com Mike Disantis is a former World Cup tuner. Not cheap, but it's not a tune, it's a refinish - skis end up better then new. In Framingham, MA.
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+1 on Ski MD. skimd.com Mike Disantis is a former World Cup tuner. Not cheap, but it's not a tune, it's a refinish - skis end up better then new. In Framingham, MA.



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Edgewise - Stowe, VT

 

http://www.edgewiseskiservice.com/

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The shop in my garage.....never makes a mistake, flawless repairs, razor sharp edges, and waxing that would make Mr. Miyagi proud every time.   Only time my skis visit a retail shop is for base grinds and even then I tell them don't do anything else, don't touch edges, don't wax, don't do anything.

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I'd add Artech (artech-ski.com) in Enfield NH and competitive edge (compedgeskibike.com) in 3 locations in MA do a good job. Personally I prefer the Holyoke, MA location.

 

Edgewise and skimd do a great job as well

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I'd add Artech (artech-ski.com) in Enfield NH ...

Do they service skis? A good option for sure if they do.  I thought they only stoneground and prepped new skis.

 

 

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Edgewise - Stowe, VT

 

http://www.edgewiseskiservice.com/

+1  Graham's another former world cup tuner.

If you're buying new race skis, you can get them prepped by edgewise through RaceStock Sports in Waterbury, VT
 

 

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Not sure if they advertise it, but if you go to the shop/warehouse, they will. Great company, great techs, and super friendly and helpful in person. I've taken skis there a few times when they needed some work mid-season and I didn't have the time to really put the required effort into it.

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Do they service skis? A good option for sure if they do.  I thought they only stoneground and prepped new skis.

 

 



 

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Any recommendations in Boston, or close by?  Thanks in advance. 

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Any recommendations in Boston, or close by?  Thanks in advance. 



Another vote for Mike de Santis.  Edgewise if you're already up this way; both are no strangers to shipping skis (and, in the case of Ski MD, alpine snowboards) to and fro.

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All of the above... Starting with skimd.com, edgewise, Artecski. are great, but I think they prep new skis only, unless you are local.

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Another vote for Mike De Dantis at Summit Ski in Framingham, MA.  You'll never trust anyone else with your skis after him. 

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Peak Performance, Killington, VT

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I have been bringing my skis to Mike/SkiMD for base  refinishing work for years and I fully concur with all of his recommendations here. 

 

But for most weekend warriors who need minor sharpening/waxing on a season long weekly basis, self waxing and/or "giving the locals" some simple work is probably the way to go., especially since the Summit Ski shop expansion to the former Ski Market location appears to have resulted in a substantial increase/backup in work for Mike...at least this is my early season observation.  

 

My Bones and Wailers skied so much better after Mike's magic touch!

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What about in the Washington DC area? Local shop is Ski Center, but I have not tried their service department.

 

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I can only speak to DC Ski's  sales and boot fitting- EXCELLENT!  The shop downstairs did a torque test on the bindings for me but no other work because we were waiting (we live 2hrs away).  I suspect that the quality of their work is excellent and would not hesitate to give them a try.

 

Andy

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Edgewise - Stowe, VT

 

http://www.edgewiseskiservice.com/



And if you ski all mountain skis instead of race skis?

 

I'll be in Vermont and New Hampshire all next week skiing with 2 pairs of nearly new skis - wouldn't mind having one pair "tweaked" while I'm skiing the other!

 

More suggestions please.

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I use Aspen East on Rt. 4 near the Killington access road.

 

Satisfied with their service & I can also leave my ski's there for indefinite periods of time.

 

Even left them there all summer a couple of times.

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And if you ski all mountain skis instead of race skis?

 

I'll be in Vermont and New Hampshire all next week skiing with 2 pairs of nearly new skis - wouldn't mind having one pair "tweaked" while I'm skiing the other!

 

More suggestions please.


They'll deal with any skis.

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I tune race skis everyday and if had to pick someone else to work on my gear it would either be Edgewise or Skiers Edge in Auburn Maine...

 

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+1 for Edgewise at Stowe and Ski MD in Mass.

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Any comments +/- regarding Ski Center in Washington DC for tuning?

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They know their stuff.  Lots of racers go there.
 

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Any comments +/- regarding Ski Center in Washington DC for tuning?



 

 

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