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post #1 of 14
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Duplicate post. Anyone know of a good bootfitter in Park City or SLC?

post #2 of 14

I'm going specifically to the SLC region for my annual destination ski trip this year because of a bootfitter there.  DaleBoots.  They're a custom boot manufacturer.    I view my skiing ability as "pre-Dale," and "post-Dale."    But my current boots are getting a little long in the tooth so it's off to DaleBoots this year, er, I mean, Park City.

 

http://www.dalebootusa.com/root.html

post #3 of 14

Steve, any tsunamis lately?  

 

There are several around PC that get good marks.  I went to Boot Works up in the base village at PCMR last winter and was very happy with their work. Ernie did my fit boots but all of those guys have a ton of experience. 

 

I appreciated the fact they were within a few steps of the bottom of the Payday chair. Made it real easy to get the fine tuning done.

 

Good luck with whatever you get.

post #4 of 14

Did you find this thread from Nov 2012?

http://www.epicski.com/t/114718/indications-for-buying-and-fitting-in-park-city

 

I did a directed Google search using "boot fitter park city: epicski".

post #5 of 14

Dude (that's his name) who runs Cole Sports at PCMR base (facing the ice rink). Decent and sensible.

post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info and link to previous post which I did not find. Perfect. No tsunamis in a while. 

post #7 of 14

The best boot fitting I've ever had, (including some of the big name shops at WB) was at the Sports Loft. Yes, I know they're in SLC and not PC, but I haven't ever seen anyone who's as thorough in fitting and working a boot.

 

That being said, they are very expensive (boots are full price with MOST (but not all) modifications included), but the level of competence and thoroughness is outstanding.

 

Also heard Bootworks does a good job.

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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post

The best boot fitting I've ever had, (including some of the big name shops at WB) was at the Sports Loft. Yes, I know they're in SLC and not PC, but I haven't ever seen anyone who's as thorough in fitting and working a boot.

 

That being said, they are very expensive (boots are full price with MOST (but not all) modifications included), but the level of competence and thoroughness is outstanding.

 

Also heard Bootworks does a good job.

 

+1 for Earl and Jeremy at the Sports Loft.  Jeremy makes some great orthotics.  Pricey for sure, but they really take their time.

 

I watched them spend a half hour with a guy trying on boots only to send him to another place that had a make of boot that would be better for him.

post #9 of 14

I checked out Sports Loft a couple years earlier, before I was ready to purchase. I felt they would be good to work with...and very expensive. They have the only machine of it's type in the US.

When I was ready to fit I came across the article and Yelp reviews below for Park City Ski Boot, so I gave them a try.

 

http://www.parkcityskiboot.com/index.html

 

http://www.parkcityskiboot.com/images/SkiNet.jpg

http://www.yelp.com/biz/park-city-ski-boot-and-pedorthic-park-city

 

Going in I felt I would need special fitting due to my natural stance.

Chris checked me out with some simple fitting tools and determined I didn't need special alignment. He simply fit me with the right boot for my feet, did a custom fit insole and I'm set.

There was no pressure or upselling at all. And I didn't spend as much as I expected.

 

While there I was able to see some of the custom work they do, very impressive.

 

They stay very busy during the ski season so you will need to schedule in advance, but they don't rush you through either.

 

Good Luck

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Maui Steve View Post

Duplicate post. Anyone know of a good bootfitter in Park City or SLC?

 

SureFoot in Park City Resort and Deer Valley are good but that's to buy books and liners.

 

I've heard good comments about Boot Works from some of the Park City Ski Teamers, also in the Park City resort.

post #11 of 14

I bought a set of Lange boot from Bootworks at The Park City Mountain Resort over 10 years ago.  Since then I have been in 4 times with some "hot spot" problems because of arthritic changes from a broken ankle many years ago.  Jeff Ernest has always taken care of the shell and inner boot modifications with great success.

 

I offered a $20 this time and he again refused to take the $$. Nobody gives me better service then the guys there. 

 

I'm having a knee replaced this spring and will probably get a new set of boots.  I'll wait until I get out here to have them fitted.

post #12 of 14
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I bought a set of Lange boot from Bootworks at The Park City Mountain Resort over 10 years ago.  Since then I have been in 4 times with some "hot spot" problems because of arthritic changes from a broken ankle many years ago.  Jeff Ernest has always taken care of the shell and inner boot modifications with great success.

 

I offered a $20 this time and he again refused to take the $$. Nobody gives me better service then the guys there. 

 

I'm having a knee replaced this spring and will probably get a new set of boots.  I'll wait until I get out here to have them fitted.

 

A bit off topic but ask your ortho about the 2nd generation knee implants that maintain some of the knee stability lost by removal of the ACL, LCL's that occurs during knee replacement.  I think it's a Smith and Nephew product.

post #13 of 14

+1 for Bootworks, but Cole Sports were pretty good too. We had five days in Park City this season, and had three sessions at both Cole Sports locations and Bootworks. The stretching work (hot water immersion) done at Bootworks lasted the longest (two days!), although both bootfitters we saw at Cole Sports were pretty thorough also. The plastic in our Salomon Quest boots (that's two of us in our family) seems to have some sort of super memory, so stretches never last. 

post #14 of 14

+1 on Bootworks at the base of PCMR.  Ernie (owner) and his crew are first rate and will take whatever time it takes to make the boots fit right.  Not cheap (boots full price and they charge for modifications).  But worth it.  Years ago, their boots took me in short order from being a crappy Green skier to a double Black.  Because, finally, I wasn't in pain and the boot fit snugly about the right parts of my foot/ankle.

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