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Toronto Ski Shop Recommendations?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I am going to be up in the Toronto area for 7 days overy Christmas and will be bringing my Dynafit boots in hope of finding a ski shop in the general area that could help me get a better fitting liner. I have been looking at several of the intuition and zip fit products online and now would like to find a fitter that can get me into the best option. Any recommendation from the Ontario contingent here? Many thanks!
post #2 of 16

Whereabouts in Toronto are you going?

post #3 of 16

The usual suspects here are Corbett's in Oakville, Kenmark in Richmond Hill, Sporting Life on Yonge in Toronto (which I'm somewhat hesitant to recommend) and Skiis and Bikes in Mississauga and Don Mills.  Of those, probably Kenmark and Corbett's are the better picks.  They have pretty competent bootfitters although I like the guys at Skiis and Bikes in Mississauga as well.

 

There's a fair bit of distance between the bunch so you'll need a driver..  :)

post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the recommendations and I think the shop in Don Mills or Richmond Hill will be my first stop.  I grew up in Scarborough, will be staying with my mother there and will be using her car so looks like I am set to get the liners fitted.  Thanks again.

post #5 of 16

I'd go to Kenmark first.  They're up at Major Mac and Yonge..SW corner.  They actually do Zipfit liners I think.  Skiis and Bikes is at Don Mills just north of Eglinton on the west side.  I find them more retail-oriented but they do have a fair bit of selection.

post #6 of 16

And before you start driving around.. phone first to see if they have what your looking for.. but then you had probably already thought of that ;)

post #7 of 16
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And before you start driving around.. phone first to see if they have what your looking for.. but then you had probably already thought of that ;)


Especially since their websites are not great..

post #8 of 16

Skiis and Biikes in Mississauga.  Call and ask for Brian, make sure he's in because he's often in Caledon.  He did my Fischer Vacuum boots and Intuition liners.  Great guy, highly recommend.  But make an appointment with him so you can get the time/attention you need.

 

After that, I like Corbett's in Oakville.  Am not familiar with Kenmark.

post #9 of 16

Don't forget Sign of the Skier on Yonge in Toronto, a little ways south of  York Mills.  Don't remember the address off hand.

post #10 of 16

It's about two blocks north of Sporting Life on Younge, on the other side of Yonge:

2794 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M4N 2J2

http://www.thesignoftheskier.com/

I like the store and the service, but bring lots of money; it's not cheap!

post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the help!  Here is the update on my liner replacement:

 

Kenmark - They do not carry very many liners (just a 27.5 Intuition Dream Liner) and would have to order from Intuition and then do the fitting.  Estimate was 2 weeks...I have just 4 days.

 

Skies & Bikes (Mississauga) - Person I spoke with on the phone over in the ski boot department said they did not do liner replacements.  Sometimes employees may not know all the details or understand the exact request, but they got crossed off my list.

 

Sign of the Skier - They could fit me into a Cedant (sp?) foam injected liner for $450 /$550 with tongues.  Yikes....I could get brand new boots (on sale) for this amount!

 

Corbetts - Bingo, these guys are great!  They had a 26.0 Intuition full tilt power wrap liner and all the know how to get me perfectly fitted.  Bonus - on sale 1/2 price just $99!  

 

Thanks again for all your help and suggestions.

post #12 of 16

Awesome.  Corbett's punched out my boots and did a fine job of widening them up a bit.  I'm glad you found the goods!  :)

post #13 of 16

Most excellent!  Corbett's is great.

 

Now we just need some cold weather.  This is Canada, it's not supposed to rain!  UGH.  Think snow.

post #14 of 16
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Sign of the Skier - They could fit me into a Cedant (sp?) foam injected liner for $450 /$550 with tongues.  Yikes....I could get brand new boots (on sale) for this amount!

 

I did mention to bring lots of money. ;)

post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Powderhound77 View Post
 

Thanks for all the help!  Here is the update on my liner replacement:

 

Kenmark - They do not carry very many liners (just a 27.5 Intuition Dream Liner) and would have to order from Intuition and then do the fitting.  Estimate was 2 weeks...I have just 4 days.

 

Skies & Bikes (Mississauga) - Person I spoke with on the phone over in the ski boot department said they did not do liner replacements.  Sometimes employees may not know all the details or understand the exact request, but they got crossed off my list.  Not surprised as they seem to have grown to big.

 

Sign of the Skier - They could fit me into a Cedant (sp?) foam injected liner for $450 /$550 with tongues.  Yikes....I could get brand new boots (on sale) for this amount!

 

Corbetts - Bingo, these guys are great!  They had a 26.0 Intuition full tilt power wrap liner and all the know how to get me perfectly fitted.  Bonus - on sale 1/2 price just $99!  Again, not surprised as Corbetts is located to a very affluent area and has had to reinvent itself a little to stay in business.  The customers that they deal with put up with very little BS and with Skiis and Bikes just 20 minutes away they are willing to work for the money.

 

Thanks again for all your help and suggestions.

post #16 of 16


Hi Powderhound77, head to Corbetts in Oakville and ask for Andy (the boot fitter). He is off on Mondays. This lad knows his $#!t. BTW, I do NOT work for Corbetts nor am I related to Andy. I have been a happy customer for many years. Good luck.

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