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Best Ski Shop in Salt Lake Area

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Hi all, 


Earlier this season I purchased a pair of Nordica Enforcers from the blem sale (thanks SJ!). I got these skis mounted and have since enjoyed them Immensely. This is my first year living in Utah, previously I lived in the PNW. What I learned the hard way is that pre-season conditions in Utah are a lot more damaging to skis then pre-season conditions in the PNW. The point of the matter is that I scratched up my skis pretty bad, namely a 12 inch gauge that runs from the tip down. At the time I was in Sandy so I took the skis into to "The Wasatch Ski Connection" to get them patched up. Upon receiving the skis at pick up time they looked great. but after two more days of skiing on them the long gauge that had been p-texed up had begun to peel off. I have not called the shop to complain partly because I am not sure if I want them to patch the skis again, and partly because I am not sure if they were a bit over their heads in trying to repair such a gauge. I have had skis taken to "Out n Back" for repairs and they have done a good job for me. If anyone has any recommendations of shops that do quality repairs for skis I would greatly appreciate it. I ski at Snowbasin (45 min north of SL )but live in Provo (45 min south of SL), so anywhere in between would work for me. 

 

Thanks

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I've had good luck with Alpine Sports in Ogden. Never had a gouge that big, but early season Snowbasin tends to be quite rough on my board, and they've always done a good job repairing and tuning it. It's a little out of your way, but not much since you're skiing SB.

 

This year has been particularly harsh. Despite a few huge storms, the base just isn't there. You can still see rocks and weeds poking out all over. There are even some places that are just pure dirt that should be covered over. I was surprised to see it still like this yesterday, even after a large storm a week ago. I'd say repair what you have to (like a 12-inch gouge), but leave the rest for later in the season or next year. It's nearly impossible to avoid getting ripped and scratched out there (unless you want to stick with blue groomers all day).

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