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Best bootfitter in the rockies?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I'm going to buy new boots soon. I live in Minnesota but I'm going on a month long ski trip to Utah (SLC), Wyoming (Jackson Hole), and Colorado (Denver). What are the best bootfitters in those areas? Thanks.

post #2 of 12

Moved to where anyone can answer your question.  Have you looked in the EpicSki boot fitter list?

 

Can find recent relevant threads by doing a Google search on something like "boot fitter colorado: epicski"

post #3 of 12

Wouldn't you want to get boots at whichever place you go first?  That would kind of narrow it down a bit.

post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

@Marznc, didn't realize the thread existed, I'll check it out, and I'll try the search, thanks.

 

@JayT, that would be nice but it doesn't make much difference because the boots I have now will work fine until I get a new pair. I'll be going to SLC first then JH then Colorado.

post #5 of 12

You might consider getting boots where you are more likely to go back.  Although it's always possible to get another boot fitter to tweak boots . . . for a small fee.  I've had work done at Deep Powder House next to Alta Lodge, including getting Intuition liners.  Got my boots from a boot fitter close to home who doesn't handle custom liners.

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@Marznc, didn't realize the thread existed, I'll check it out, and I'll try the search, thanks.

 

@JayT, that would be nice but it doesn't make much difference because the boots I have now will work fine until I get a new pair. I'll be going to SLC first then JH then Colorado.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

I'm planning to be living in SLC maybe as early as next fall so in that case I'll look into DPH (after a bit of searching a lot of people here recommend them). Would I be best off buying boots at the same place as I get them adjusted, heat molded, etc? I'm not entirely sure what all boot fitters do, and what boot fitting generally encompasses. Also, do you happen to know what models/brands DPH carries? I checked online and they don't have much on their site. I'm especially interested in the Salomon Quest Max 120 or Full Tilt Seth Morrison.

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 I'll be going to SLC first then JH then Colorado.

 

Boot Works (recommended by local ski teamers) and SureFoot (recommended by me but spendy) in Park City, in the resort on the Plaza.

 

As suggested, get the boots where you will be skiing a few days so you can take back for adjustments at end of the day.

post #8 of 12

Jeff Bergeron

 

Greg Hoffman

post #9 of 12

If you read other responses about boots where someone says they want a specific boot, I'm sure you'll notice that the advice is to find a good boot fitter and let them help you choose.  Certainly ideal to find an experienced boot fitter who you can go back to later on if needed.  I had a rivet do odd things on my boots.  Nice to be able to take them back to my local boot fitter and trust that he would do the needed repair, which he did.

 

Note that while it's fun to get everything at once (custom footbed, custom liner), it's not necessary.  What's important is getting the correct shell.  I added the custom liner after using my boots for a couple seasons.  Didn't get a custom footbed until my second pair of good boots.

 

Look around on YouTube.  There are vids that show you what a typical boot fitting includes.  I found those make a lot more sense than something written down.

 

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Originally Posted by VeganFreeskier View Post

I'm planning to be living in SLC maybe as early as next fall so in that case I'll look into DPH (after a bit of searching a lot of people here recommend them). Would I be best off buying boots at the same place as I get them adjusted, heat molded, etc? I'm not entirely sure what all boot fitters do, and what boot fitting generally encompasses. Also, do you happen to know what models/brands DPH carries? I checked online and they don't have much on their site. I'm especially interested in the Salomon Quest Max 120 or Full Tilt Seth Morrison.

post #10 of 12
If you live in Minnesota, you've got some of the best boot fitters in the country at Pierce Skate and Ski and clearly one of the best shops in the country there. Go there first.
post #11 of 12

I'm not a huge fan of Shurefoot, but the guy that owns the shop in PC is good.  Plus they would have shops in most of the resorts that you will be visiting and they will do any adjustments free.

Good bootfitting often requires multiply visits to achieve the final fit and ideally the same guy would do it all.

post #12 of 12

Since you are visiting Jackson Hole, Epic's own Skiing-in-Jackson is an excellent bootfitter and located in Jackson Hole Sports at the base of the Bridger Gondola. Here's a link to his Epic profile. Stephen did my Intuition liners and custom inserts. Great guy.

 

http://www.epicski.com/u/18511/skiing-in-jackson

 

Check out his blog spot in the link, and, you can, also, find several articles he has written in Epic.

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