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Hi Folks, just wanted to hi.  Big noob here.  Have been reading this forum for the past 2 weeks for my 1st ski trip (last week).  This is a great forum.  Just want to say thanks for the great tips. 

 

Waiting for my 1st boot tomorrow.  Will then take it to a boot fitter locally.  Hoping that it fits so that I can do that and subsequently use it on my next trip this weekend.

 

Again, thanks for providing this great community for avid skiers and beginners like myself!  Will post more in a few days looking for help on different ski items.  Right now, I have my hands full, as I couldn't turn consistently on my 1st trip.  I ended up crashing into the side and a bunch of hard ice...yikes.  Tip #1 for me:  do not ski near the edges of the run.  Hoping to be a bit more successful on my next ski trip.

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Welcome to EpicSki!  Where did you go skiing?  Looking forward to your questions.

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Hey genski, I am looking forward to hearing how you progress in skiing. Let us know how we can help!

 

Oh, and welcome to EpicSki! 

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Hi Folks, just wanted to hi.  Big noob here.  Have been reading this forum for the past 2 weeks for my 1st ski trip (last week).  This is a great forum.  Just want to say thanks for the great tips. 

 

Waiting for my 1st boot tomorrow.  Will then take it to a boot fitter locally.  Hoping that it fits so that I can do that and subsequently use it on my next trip this weekend.

 

Again, thanks for providing this great community for avid skiers and beginners like myself!  Will post more in a few days looking for help on different ski items.  Right now, I have my hands full, as I couldn't turn consistently on my 1st trip.  I ended up crashing into the side and a bunch of hard ice...yikes.  Tip #1 for me:  do not ski near the edges of the run.  Hoping to be a bit more successful on my next ski trip.

 

Welcome to Epic.   Hope your trip went well.

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thanks for the shoutout, guys!  Just got my boots today.  They fit pretty snugly, but I have to admit that I can barely move my toes let along wiggle them.  Will head to a boot fitter tomorrow or Fri to get it fitted.  I am hoping that I don't hear the dreaded, "you got the wrong size, buddie!".  That would really stink, since I got a 'smashing good ole deal on these suckers!

 

 

 

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Welcome to EpicSki!  Where did you go skiing?  Looking forward to your questions.

 

Stuck here in the Midwest, we went to Alpine Valley.  It's not much, but I guess the midwest flatland can be good training ground before I head to the real deals out West (or East). 

 

 

 

 

I actually got interested in this sports because I was involved in a company function a few years ago in Park City, and the room they had me in had a balcony that is right alongside a ski run.  It looked like a really fun sports from the comfort of my heated hotel room.  :)

 

More to report after my boot fitting trip!   Btw, can anyone share with me how long should I expect to leave my boots behind for the boot fitter?  I have a ski trip this weekend (yeah...the flatland of the Midwest again but at least a different site this time) and wonder if I should head to the boot fitter now or afterward.  The benefit of going to him now is that if he finds my boots to be the wrong size, I can still refund them before wearing them out.   Also, anyone knows how much should I expect to pay?  Thanks!

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Well, my home mountain in northern VA is smaller than Alpine Valley, although has more vertical.  All manmade snow, 4 chair lifts plus a J-bar for the terrain park.  Was more than enough for my daughter to learn enough to be able to do blue runs her first trip to Alta after a few seasons of only 10-15 days on snow.

 

All the boot fitting and adjustments I've had done were "while you wait."  The sooner a boot fitter can work with your boots and your feet, the better.  The cost for dealing with adjusting boots not bought at that shop varies, so hard to say.  Getting rid of hot spots or other problems is well worth it though.  I had a spot that the shop at Alta fixed in no time at the beginning of a ski week.  Considering what the trip cost, I didn't hesitate to have them do the work.  Wasn't anywhere local to get that done beforehand.

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One thing for sure, if the boots fit tight now, they'll feel considerably less so at the end of the first day.  As you may have read elsewhere, bootfitters can make a bit of room (if necessary!) but cant make them smaller.

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