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Demos near Alta

post #1 of 13
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We're planning a February trip to Alta next year, and I'm thinking that we East coast skiers might want to leave our skis behind.  Does anyone know of shop with a good selection of demos in the area?

post #2 of 13

Right at the WIldcat base at the front of GoldMiner's Daughter.  There is also a shop in the building next to the Collin's lift. Either shop is good.  Don't demo from a shop in town.  Demo right on the slopes so you can try 3-4 skis per day.  Careful, you may fall in love and have to ship skis back home!

post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by SpikeDog View Post
 

Right at the WIldcat base at the front of GoldMiner's Daughter.  There is also a shop in the building next to the Collin's lift. Either shop is good.  Don't demo from a shop in town.  Demo right on the slopes so you can try 3-4 skis per day.  Careful, you may fall in love and have to ship skis back home!

 

 

With my budget?  Doubtful.

 

Thanks!

post #4 of 13
Agree with spike dog. Blizzard, Rossi, head, nordica, line, and volkl are the major brands at those two locations.
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Agree with spike dog. Blizzard, Rossi, head, nordica, line, and volkl are the major brands at those two locations.

 

Great -- that only leaves Kästle and maybe Dynastar.  I'll live.

post #6 of 13
Alta's website has a page listing all the rental and demo shops and the brands they carry: http://www.alta.com/pages/rentals.php
post #7 of 13
I've had good experiences at both shops. The one next to the ticket window performed an effective jury rig fix on my broken boots quickly on a busy morning a couple of weeks ago. As always, eyeball the skis closely before paying to make sure they look like they have a tune.
post #8 of 13

I've had good service at Powder House, across from the ticket window at the base of the collins chair/goldminer's daughter lodge

post #9 of 13
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Thanks!

post #10 of 13

I agree it's much easier to demo at the mountain, but if you are looking for Kastles, I was able to demo them from AJ's Motion Sports down the road in Sandy last season. You can grab lift tickets there too and save a few bucks.

post #11 of 13
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I agree it's much easier to demo at the mountain, but if you are looking for Kastles, I was able to demo them from AJ's Motion Sports down the road in Sandy last season. You can grab lift tickets there too and save a few bucks.

 

Cool.  Thanks.

post #12 of 13

If you are interested in Kastles the Alta Peruvian House just before the Alta parking lot exit is good too. Samll demo rental shop, but good selection of top skiis, Kastle, Head, others and more personal service from the tech guys than bigger shops like Gold Miners Daughter. However, I've also had good experience with Gold Miner's Daughter and you can't beat demoing skis right on the hill so you can try/compare 3-4 skis in a day and don't need to drive your car.

 

Alta is pretty cool and they've had a lot of snow lately. Good skiing.

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Bluebear View Post
 

If you are interested in Kastles the Alta Peruvian House just before the Alta parking lot exit is good too. Samll demo rental shop, but good selection of top skiis, Kastle, Head, others and more personal service from the tech guys than bigger shops like Gold Miners Daughter. However, I've also had good experience with Gold Miner's Daughter and you can't beat demoing skis right on the hill so you can try/compare 3-4 skis in a day and don't need to drive your car.

 

Alta is pretty cool and they've had a lot of snow lately. Good skiing.

 

 

Thanks.  Hoping for a lot of snow next February!

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