An 85mm ski is no longer a do anything ski. Leave it at home, especially if the snow keeps doing what it has been this year.
I've found that you are far more likely to find a good bootfitter almost everywhere except in Montana. If there's already a bootfitter you've seen, I recommend going there first before you come out here. I don't know any in Montana nor have any ever been recommended to me. That's not to say you can't get the work done, I just don't know anywhere comparable to the places I used to go in Colorado.
Regarding skis and shops -
- I like Chalet Sports and Ph.D skis in Bozeman. In Big Sky I like Gallatin Alpine Sports. Moonlight's rental shop is pretty good too.
- I have all of my work done at Moonlight's tune shop. Maybe there's better places, but I know Mark and Phil and I know exactly what their skills are. Mark can tune anything by hand but he's also got machines. I've seen him work some magic on skis. Disclaimer - I work with them. Still, having worked in a tune shop before, I am very picky who I take my skis too. The kid working down at the local sporting goods store who's only run a few hundred pairs of skis through a belt grinder scares me.
- Moonlight's demo fleet will be for sale by that time. You might be able to pick up a pretty good deal.
I did talk to our rental manager to see if he would be willing to put something together for people coming out. I'll let you know what we come up.