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Where to Get Your Skis Tuned in Snowmass

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A little store called Sunset does a nice job.  Upper level of the mall.  They hand tune to your specifications.  Edges were sharp (for a Western shop.)

 

Unfortunately I discovered Sunset after getting a very lousy tune at a big name-brand ski shop.  (OK to name names?)  When I told the guy I wanted a 1/3 he at first didn't understand and then looked at me like I had 2 heads.  His $400k automated machine is set to 1.5/1.5 so he'd have to do them manually.  The skis came back essentially unskiable. He must have detuned them to death.  And I chose him after talking to the ski tech at another store who didn't know the word "bevel."  He let me look at his only tool and it was a 1 degree, so I moved on.

 

It's tough to get a good tune in some places.  I'm posting this so others may benefit.  And next time I'm in Snowmass I can search Epicski and get it right the 1st time.

post #2 of 5

Snowmass Sports does a great job. It is near Starbucks in the mall. 

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Originally Posted by hirustler View Post
 

A little store called Sunset does a nice job.  Upper level of the mall.  They hand tune to your specifications.  Edges were sharp (for a Western shop.)

 

Unfortunately I discovered Sunset after getting a very lousy tune at a big name-brand ski shop.  (OK to name names?)  When I told the guy I wanted a 1/3 he at first didn't understand and then looked at me like I had 2 heads.  His $400k automated machine is set to 1.5/1.5 so he'd have to do them manually.  The skis came back essentially unskiable. He must have detuned them to death.  And I chose him after talking to the ski tech at another store who didn't know the word "bevel."  

 

4 Mountain?

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It was Aspen Sports that did a LOUSY job.  But they did not use their machine on my skis (I think).  If you like a 1.5 degree side edge with lots of detuning, you may like their work.

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Aspen Sports is owned by Vail Resorts. Just interesting info.
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