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Shin splints/ shin bang
Few people have much 'padding' on the front of the shin bone, so you are not alone. I suspect you are wearing a boot that is too big for you or you are not buckling down well enough. Your leg should not be 'loose' in the boot once fastened down, it should be very snug. If it fits correctly you should not be getting the bruising. You can get ski socks with extra padding on the front of the shin to help a bit, don't be double socking though! Using rental boots is not ideal either, since you can only get whatever they use and are typically selected to fit the 'average' foot and who knows how many days are on them too.
Hope this helps some for you!
Personally I would recommend Harb Ski Systems for boot fitting, I have personally used them for years and they are top notch. www.harbskisystems.com
They are located outside Denver on I-70 heading up towards A-Basin/Keystone, Breck, etc. Harold or Diana can help you there. You might even just call and talk to them, I'm sure they would share advise, or post up on their forum for comments.