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post #31 of 52
For great boot deals early in the season, check out Bob Skinner's at the base of Mount Sunapee in Newbury, NH. They generally have boots from previous years at unbelievable deals. The boot fitter is fantastic (Jeff Bokum). I picked up Tecnica Icon DPXRs brand new for $99 in November and some custom footbeds too. Great service and knowledge for skis, but can be pricey in that area.

Another great store for new ski deals is Rodgers Ski and Sport in Lincoln, NH by Loon Mountain. They can beat just about any new ski price during the season (other than close-out deals).

And finally, Ken Jones Ski Mart in Manchester, NH is great for tunes (all top of the line tuning/waxing equipment) and sometimes has good deals on gear; but price comparisons can be necessary if buying skis or other gear.
post #32 of 52

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Originally Posted by Atomic_918
In the Buffalo, NY area, the best shop is the Snowflake Ski Shop/245 Snowboard Company on Transit Rd in Lockport. Bonnie and crew will take good care of you.

In nearby Ontario, Canada, I go to the Ski Pro Shop on Geneva St. in St. Catherines. Ask for Andy.
Dekdebrun's and Mud, Sweat and Gears in Ellicottville, NY.
post #33 of 52
High Adventure, Latham, NY. Albany, NY area. Darrel, good guy - tons of experience and great boot fitter. The guys in his shop have been there for years. They ski together and make an effort to get out, ie: Alta, Jay and canada. Straight shooters.

Good people!
post #34 of 52
Hey Chup,
Great handle! I wonder how many members know what a chupacabra is. Or how many know that Mt. Rose Ski Area is not located on Mt. Rose.
'dog
post #35 of 52
Still gotta go with Snowcrest in the Chicago area!!

Ty
post #36 of 52
Helm of Sun Valley in San Mateo has usually treated me well. Also REI in San Carlos is pretty decent. Any Mountain is pretty poor, though the Redwood City location closed, so I guess other people thought this too...?
post #37 of 52
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Originally Posted by nhskier
For great boot deals early in the season, check out Bob Skinner's at the base of Mount Sunapee in Newbury, NH. They generally have boots from previous years at unbelievable deals. The boot fitter is fantastic (Jeff Bokum). I picked up Tecnica Icon DPXRs brand new for $99 in November and some custom footbeds too. Great service and knowledge for skis, but can be pricey in that area.

Another great store for new ski deals is Rodgers Ski and Sport in Lincoln, NH by Loon Mountain. They can beat just about any new ski price during the season (other than close-out deals).

And finally, Ken Jones Ski Mart in Manchester, NH is great for tunes (all top of the line tuning/waxing equipment) and sometimes has good deals on gear; but price comparisons can be necessary if buying skis or other gear.
I used to know the owners of Rodgers', we got free demos all year. Decent shop, probably the best in the Loon area for equipment (not great by any other standard though, trust me my family had a house there for 25+ years)

I would recommend Summit Ski in Framingham, MA. The equipment selection is good, although the prices are high. Tedy (co-owner) is a really great guy, very knowlegeable. The best part of the shop, though, is Mike DeSantis and his PTC tuning shop. He was a former WC tech and product manager for Volkl, and is the only person I let touch my skis.

Also, if you are in Vail and want free bootfitting, go to Gorsuch, ask for Bill, and tell him you bought your boots from Tedy at Summit and that Tedy told him to ask for him. (worked for me, I actually did buy them lol) I got a bunch of punches and grinds done, and I got charged nothing, Bill just told me that he'd bill Tedy. That's service!!
post #38 of 52
If you know what you want then Ebay is the place.
post #39 of 52
Village Ski Loft in Incline Village, NV has always been outstanding in customer service, product knowledge, and fair pricing. I have many choices in the North Tahoe/Truckee area but the way I'm treated at Village ski Loft has kept my wife and I coming back for years. The staff are all helpful but I always ask for co-owner Mike- he is fabulous!
post #40 of 52
EBAY? i won't use them for anything, plus next to big box soulless stores ebay is the worst thing to happen to local ski shops ever...

edited to stay on topic, sort of...
post #41 of 52
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Originally Posted by waxman
EBAY? hey if they're to uptight to let you sell gun stuff(morons) then i won't use them for anything, plus next to big box soulless stores ebay is the worst thing to happen to local ski shops ever...
same goes for paypal=anti gun=not getting any of my money thanks
If your son/daughter/loved one was accidentally shot and killed by a 16 year old with a gun/ammo/whatever he bought from eBay, would you still feel the same way?

Point being that it's way too difficult to police sales of potentially dangerous firearms over the internet. They're bound to end up in the hands of those they were not intended for.
post #42 of 52
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Originally Posted by yelloboy
If your son/daughter/loved one was accidentally shot and killed by a 16 year old with a gun/ammo/whatever he bought from eBay, would you still feel the same way?

Point being that it's way too difficult to police sales of potentially dangerous firearms over the internet. They're bound to end up in the hands of those they were not intended for.
Lets get back on topic.
post #43 of 52
In minneapolis, Sports hut is one of the best around, the people there have been working there for any where between 10 and 20+ years. they know thier stuff!
post #44 of 52
In Pittsburgh, it's Willis' Ski Shop and Ski North. Both have been pretty good to me. I wouldn't say spectacular, but good. Also, they are just about the only ones here that usually have a good selection, which is almost priceless when comparing.
post #45 of 52
While this isn't near me, it is my only shop, and the shop near my mountain. It is called Boots and Boards, and the Inner Bootworks. Good gear, good sales, People couldn't be nicer. Thata why my family has been going there for 35+ years. They know us by heart. They are family run. Great shop, right on the mountain road in Stowe, near the 100 yrds from the movie theater.
post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by kestner9
I grew up in Upstate NY and still take care of all my ski needs when I go home to see the family. The Inside Edge (reliableracing.com) and The Sports Page, both in the Glens Falls area, are awesome shops.
I'm from Glens Falls and will spend christmas working at one of those two. Good buddy of mine works at the other. Small world eh?
post #47 of 52
i live in australia and in the whole country there are like 4 shops with decent gear and who give an honest opinion on the ski you need e.g. i was at a shop in Melbourne, just browsing because i was bored and i listened in to the sales man's convo with a guy who would have been in his mid 60's, the old dude said he was an intermediate skier so the sales guy grabbed a pair of the most hardcore race-stock fischer slaloms (that bode miller would find difficult to ski on) and told the guy they would be good for him in think the salesman would have sold his grandma if he could!
post #48 of 52
I live in Calgary Canada and I would have to say there are a few good shops you can go to in my area.

1) My favorite is the Ski Cellar on 14th street and 17 ave S.W. These guys have been in business for 60 years and have some of the best techs in my mind. I give 2 thumbs up to Don for doing all my set ups and he's got some great stories to tell if you have some time...

2) Next would be Abominable Ski and Snowboards on Crowchild trail and about 3 ave N.W. They are exclusive to winter sports and shut the doors down in the summer months but when these guys are open they are a wealth of experience in sales and service. Another place to go and swap stories if you have time..

3) Final one I would pick is in Banff and is also Abominable Ski and Snowboards. Kevin runs the show and likes to get his hands dirty doing all the little things very well. He does dealing with John Pettigrew from Head Skies but we will forgive him for that..Lol

Any of these shops will give you top notch service and the tech guys that run them know their shit inside out.
post #49 of 52
I like Jans. I know a lot of people who don't. Regardless of whether I am there to purchase ski or biking equipment, the employees have been polite, informative and professional. I also want to give a shout out to Canyon Mountain Sports at The Canyons. The staff can not be beat. THese guys are skiers and boarders. Prices are great, and during the summer, they offer GREAT deals on closeout equipment. In fact, I bought Exploders for $........uh, let's not get into that again!
post #50 of 52
In Minnesota it is Joes in St. Paul.

IF you are outstate, then I would go into the cities and hit Joes.

Did I mention Joes yet. No I don't work there. Yes I support them because they know their stuff, have lots of options, and support the sport.
post #51 of 52
In Summit County, Colorado, I second the vote for Precision Ski and Golf in Frisco . Jim Dienes and his crew offer the best tune and ski maintenance (IMHO) in all of Colorado. For boot fitting, none better than Jeff Bergeron who works his magic (by appointment) out of The Norway House in Breckenridge.
post #52 of 52
Western Maine: Jack Frost Ski Shop on the Sunday River Access Road.
North Conway, NH: Stan and Dan Sports. Dan Lewis is a first class boot fitter and a terrific guy.
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