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post #1 of 14
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We just made the move out to CO from the Chicago area.  We're looking for a good ski shop in the SW or W Denver metro area.  We live in Ken Caryl.  We're most interested in a good bootfitter but didn't see one on the EpicSki bootfitter list other than those at the resorts in CO.  Looking forward to a great 1st season living out west.  Thanks!

post #2 of 14
Generally I just drive up to the resorts. I'm heading up to vail tomorrow to talk to a bootfitter. I'm checking out surefoot for the first time, but I can personally recommend Adam Greenier at Gravity Jones Ski Werks in the vail village parking structure.
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Originally Posted by Prosper View Post

We just made the move out to CO from the Chicago area.  We're looking for a good ski shop in the SW or W Denver metro area.  We live in Ken Caryl.  We're most interested in a good bootfitter but didn't see one on the EpicSki bootfitter list other than those at the resorts in CO.  Looking forward to a great 1st season living out west.  Thanks!

 

http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitters-on-epicski

On the list you'll see Jeff Bergeron, who has a shop in Breckenridge, but I believe he's also working somewhere in Denver.  You may try to call him or shoot him a PM. 

Jeff Bergeron
Jeff Bergeron
Boot Fixation
127 S. Main, Breckenridge, CO
970.453.8546
http://bootfixation.com/

 

Another great bootfitter is Gregfits(Greg Hoffman) who works at Lionshead Vail, 

gregfits
Greg Hoffmann
Ski Boot fitting,Inc.
Lionshead Circle and Skier Enhancement Center
Vail, Colorado
802-379-1014
hoffmann.greg@gmail.com
www.skibootfitting.com

 

I have not met Jeff in person but many here have and swear by his fitting. 

I have met Greg, and know many Bears who've had great results going to his shop.

If you talk to Greg, tell him I said Hi.

 

 

Good Luck

post #4 of 14

Lee Kinney at http://thecustomfoot.com in Englewood. Probably about 20-30 min from you.  Boots only. For skis, etc, I've recently had good luck at the Christy Sports on Wadsworth and Bowles. Good guys who know their stuff, pretty good selection of hard and soft goods. They fit my liners, too, and did a good job. 

 

Welcome to Littleton! :-)

post #5 of 14

Comments already on the bootfitter side, so won't discuss (and have no firsthand knowledge there).

 

Just to be aware, as you said you just got to the Denver area, if it is needed, starting yesterday (Christy's sports) and then next weekend (Sports Authority -- SNIAGRAB, and CO Ski and Golf -- Skirex) the bigger chains in CO will be selling off last year's stock and bargains on a wide range of skiing needs. 

 

What is nice is that both Christy's and CO Ski and Golf are about 20 minutes east of you near the Park Meadows mall off of C470.

 

Christy's is over by REI/Ikea and CO S&G has a new store over by the Costco.  Believe their SKIREX initial tent sale though is only at the Aurora location, but that is only about another extra 15 minutes from the mall location.  (not sure as the store is pretty new at that mall location)

 

Though SNIAGRAB gets all the headlines, we think the SKIREX has higher quality gear and prices are just as good it seems to us. 
 

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Though SNIAGRAB gets all the headlines, we think the SKIREX has higher quality gear and prices are just as good it seems to us. 
 

 

Yes. Sniagrab has been pretty bad, lately. (Although I did pick up several pairs of kids' GS poles for really cheap last year.) Powder Daze is Christy's event, and it starts a week earlier. http://www.christysports.com/powderdaze/

 

I'm curious, following last year's crap season, whether there will be more good deals since retail didn't sell as much last year. Year before, there wasn't much left to discount!

post #7 of 14

OH, one other thing: Powder Daze is where to get 4-packs for Copper and/or Winter Park with the bonus 5th day on them. That is 5 days for $139 (Copper) or $149 (WP/MJ), which is a darn good deal. Loveland 4-packs are $10 off, which I think makes them $119.

post #8 of 14

for bootfitting, check out Larry's Boot Fitting in Boulder. Larry's one of the best bootfitters out there (works with the CU ski team, several former olympians, is generally known for doing an awesome job), is pretty affordable,  and he and his staff are incredibly helpful and patient for all levels of skiers. It's not attached to a ski shop, but ... he's the best of the best.

 

I've yet to find a shop in the denver area that delivers a large variety of good quality product at reasonable prices. Christy's is okay, CO S&G is alright as well. Mountain shops tend to have a lot of good gear (and a lot of terrible stuff) but are extremely overpriced.
 

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for bootfitting, check out Larry's Boot Fitting in Boulder. Larry's one of the best bootfitters out there (works with the CU ski team, several former olympians, is generally known for doing an awesome job), is pretty affordable,  and he and his staff are incredibly helpful and patient for all levels of skiers. It's not attached to a ski shop, but ... he's the best of the best.

 

I've yet to find a shop in the denver area that delivers a large variety of good quality product at reasonable prices. Christy's is okay, CO S&G is alright as well. Mountain shops tend to have a lot of good gear (and a lot of terrible stuff) but are extremely overpriced.
 

 

I thought about Larry's, but you might as well go to the mountains as drive from SW metro Denver ... OP asked for Denver area recommendations. Unless you have a lot of business already in Boulder, or are sure that one trip will get the boots fixed, sounds like a pain to me. 

 

I've kind of soured on Ski and Golf, they never had what I wanted in the right size, even thought they have a ton of product. I mean skis, boots, helmets, pants, whatever.... It got frustrating. Christy's just depends on the particular store, IMO. It is a chain, after all. Bent Gate in Golden is worth a try, too ... definitely geared toward AT and tele, but not completely. Their clothes are the best, too. 

 

Two other independents to check out:  Larson's. http://www.larsonsport.com/ I know nothing about their bootfitting, but they have good skis, and are on the west side of town. Eskimo http://eskimoshop.com/  is off 470 and Holly ... right on your way toward Park Meadows. That, and the Christy's and CO Ski and Golf on Wadsworth are the closest to you.

post #10 of 14
I'd 2nd the christy sports recommendation. Sports authority is pretty lame these days. I haven't found anything good there in years except for some goggles.

Co ski and golf hasn't been that good for me either. Sometimes you can find some deals after labor day at some shops in the mountains.


For boot fitter, Larry is definite better than anyone in Colorado. I've tried working with the guy at Breck and lee Kinney. I don't have any experience with herb head near Dumont! Co. I've heard they are good too though. Larry has been awesome for me. I live over 1.5 hours away and I go to Larry. I have problem feet though.
post #11 of 14

I believe Jeff Bergeron might be moonlighting at The Custom Foot in Engelwood.  I ran into him there when I was getting my boots tweaked, and thats the impression he left with me.

post #12 of 14
Herb Head? I will need to add him to my list. Thanks
post #13 of 14

ok..I had the name wrong.. or at least I remembered it wrong..

 

It's Harb Ski Systems

 

http://www.harbskisystems.com/

 

Harold Harb is the owner.  I don't know how good they are, but I've gotten recommendations about the place.

post #14 of 14

Forgive me mogul man 1 , I saw that and based on the history of HH at Epic I could not resist being a bit of a jackass! You'll only get a great fit and a footbed made at the Harb Alignment Center in Dumont.

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