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Recomendation For Phoenix

post #1 of 5
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Hi,

 

I'm relatively new to skiing and purchased my first boots on sale at the end of last season. They were fairly cheap, and I'm pretty sure also too big, but I just wanted to get out of rentals. This season is coming to a close for us in AZ with temps hitting the nineties in the valley and I was hoping to upgrade to a pair of properly fitted boots in the off season. I have a knee injury, which seems to be causing an alignment problem as well.

 

I have looked through your index and their appears to be no one in my area of Phoenix AZ. Can you make any recommendations as to a good boot fitter or reputable ski shop that may help me. I think I need more than just a shop guy helping me find a comfortable pair off the rack. If there is no one in AZ, what alternatives do I have to get fitted properly short of getting on a plane?

 

Thanks Boot Guys.

post #2 of 5

come for a ski trip?  banff has good winter skiing well into april/may.

 

 

not sure who in AZ will do much for good boot fitting, but I would think that in October is the best time to hunt

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thank you,

 

A trip to Banff would make for an expensive pair of boots. We went to SLC just before Xmas to ski for a week, I wish I had looked into it then, but it took a season for me to realize what I didn't know.

post #4 of 5

Drives to SLC, Taos or into CO will give you a big variety of fitters.  Where is convenient for you?

 

Lou

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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post

Drives to SLC, Taos or into CO will give you a big variety of fitters.  Where is convenient for you?

 

Lou

 

Unfortunately, none. SLC, Taos and Telluride are all a minimum ten hour drive for me. Couldn't get there and back in a weekend. 

 

If there are no genuine options in AZ, I may have to plan to wait to buy new boots the next time I can afford a ski vacation, and go to a "hub". With work and family that doesn't happen too often. I usually just get ski weekends at Sunrise, even that is a four hour drive.

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