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What - No Boot-Fitting Masters in Vail?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I was surprised to find that nobody mentioned any outstanding boot fitters in Vail in the Boot-Fitting Masters thread.

I'll be going there for a week on April 8th and might be looking to have some work done on my XT-17 plugs. There must be somebody worthy of mentioning. Yes/no? :
post #2 of 19
Greg from Green Mtn Valley Orthotics is operating out of Vail Sports in the Lionshead Landmark building.
I think he "might" be qualified.
post #3 of 19
You will have to contact Greg yourself but when I contacted him about an appointment the week of April 8th he said he would be out of town.
post #4 of 19
carve, you may need to head over to Breck for an evening and hit Jeff's place at Norway Haus.
post #5 of 19
There is always Russ Shay at Surefoot in Vail Village- he does all the work for Vails best skiers and racer's at Ski Club Vail. They do the best race fit program - especially with plug boots. I have no doubt he is the best in Vail.
post #6 of 19
Greg may not be available the week you need him but for anyone else checking out this thread they should know that Greg does a great job. After 25 years of skiing, Greg did my first "alignment" two weeks ago and I was very satisfied with his approach, his demeanor and his ability. I think anyone who can schedule time with him will find him helpful.
post #7 of 19
Another vote for Greg. He set me up on my recent trip with my Dobie 150s: footbeds, 6+ hours of grinding and stretching, and a 3 degree sole plane. They are now comfortable and the alignment works. His second-in-command, Nick Blaylock, is also very good.
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input. Not sure if I want to drive 45 minutes+ to Breck, so I'll probably see who I can find over at GMOL to start with. I don't need major work done, so I'm sure one of these guys will be fine.
post #9 of 19
I think only Greg is there from GMOL, carve. That's the issue. He's really there to help with a pilot Vail program that includes alignment, and if he isn't there, I don't think there's a "backup".

You could drive the other way to visit Jim Lindsay...

You should head into Breck for dinner one evening, anyway...
post #10 of 19
Surefoot was a few doors away from the one of the lifts in lionshead... this was a few years back. But you can't beat the convenience of that. If they are minor tweaks, you might be able to wait for the boots and get a few test runs before leaving overnight for major work.

Call ahead and find out if the person recommended in the thread will be in during your visit.
post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
Greg from Green Mtn Valley Orthotics is operating out of Vail Sports in the Lionshead Landmark building.
I think he "might" be qualified.
FYI - I just called there and was told "Not anymore, they packed up and went back to Vermont" apparently for good.

That didn't last long :
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by carvemeister
FYI - I just called there and was told "Not anymore, they packed up and went back to Vermont" apparently for good.

That didn't last long :
???????
Wow. News to me.
Glad I got in when I did. Thanks for the heads up.
post #13 of 19
Greg left after the ski magazine boot test on the second. He was hired by Vail Resorts to be there, so it has nothing to do with the Vail Sports shop. The people there were pretty oblivious to what went on with GMOL, so I wouldn't place much stock in what they tell you. PM gmolfoot if you want to talk to Greg.
post #14 of 19
I'm sure your right. Just surprised me that he left since Greg told me it was going to be a permanent move. Hopefully he'll return next year.
post #15 of 19
No big deal- just go see Russ Shay at Surefoot in the Village as he is Vails best bootfitter anyway-
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by vail99
No big deal- just go see Russ Shay at Surefoot in the Village as he is Vails best bootfitter anyway-
Considering that I'm going to bed shortly and will be heading for the airport in a few hours, I'll go with the last post. Sounds like good advice anyhow, thanks.

BTW - How's the skiing right now, somebody just posted in another thread that Copper was lousy today - dust on crust, etc.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by carvemeister
Considering that I'm going to bed shortly and will be heading for the airport in a few hours
Me too!! I'll be in Vail by about 1pm tomorrow.
post #18 of 19

GMOL in VAil

Thanks for all the good revues for the Vail deal this winter. Yup back in Vermont now for the summer. Definetly not out of Vail permanently. I/we will be back in Vail next winter full time and many more to follow .Thanks again for a successful first pass in expanding the GMOL horizons.
post #19 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by carvemeister
Considering that I'm going to bed shortly and will be heading for the airport in a few hours, I'll go with the last post. Sounds like good advice anyhow, thanks.

BTW - How's the skiing right now, somebody just posted in another thread that Copper was lousy today - dust on crust, etc.
7am MST, Friday 4/7/06
Vail is reporting 9" and it's still dumping.

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