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Ski Tuning in the Denver Area

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi,
I just wanted to ask if anyone knows of a good ski shop to get skis tuned in the Denver area. Are all ski shops pretty much the same and is there anything I should ask or pay special attention to? Any info would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Jakub
post #2 of 12
I don't recommend taking them to the chain stores. My preferences are for Eskimo in Littleton or Foothills Ski & Bike in Genesee.
post #3 of 12

Edgeworks/Bicyclye Dr. or Foothills Ski & Bike

This is an easy one...go to Edgeworks/Bicycle Dr. on Broadway. They did a phenomenal job on a blown edge that I had last year. They have lots of positive feedback, see this thread:

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=35809

Foothills Ski & Bike is another option...great guys, Knowledgeable techs and located off of I70 in the Genesee area.
post #4 of 12
Yeah, I'd have to say Edgeworks for major repairs. If you need a good tune or some minor repairs, try Larson's (I-70 and Kipling).

Good Luck!!!
post #5 of 12
Edgeworks. No one better.
post #6 of 12

Stay clear of The Edgeworks!

Edgeworks trashed my skis last December. I took my skis in for a major and they gave them back to me with a 3 degree base bevel and 90 degree side edges. I had this confirmed by a shop that uses a laser to measure the bevel. The skis should have been tuned to 1 degree base and 2 degree side edge. The work required to bring them back to factory specs has greatly shortened the life of my skis. I wouldn't trust Edgeworks to tune a pair of rental skis.
post #7 of 12
The best ski tuner located in Colorado is Carl @ Carl's World Class ski in Avon. Maybe anywhere. He has like $500 K in equipment. If you want, he can completely remove all of your base, lay in a new base and put like 100 differend grinds to your skis.

At any given time, you can go into his shop and see skis being worked on for a least a half a dozen past Olympic WC champions.
post #8 of 12
Has anyone other than snowcatco had a bad experience at Edgeworks? I want to make sure there is not a pattern before I take my skis there.

I need to find a good shop when I am Denver week after next to fix up my jinxed Elan Ripsticks (core shot in Copper in December, screw sticking out of unloading ramp resulting in core shot at local Iowa ski hill, and, last week, long gash caused by screw sticking out of unloading ramp screw at SolVista last week #%$&!). I will need to have some of previous base repairs redone and serious stonegrind to rebuild them.
post #9 of 12
Edgeworks is a great shop and centrally located. But with that level of base work needed, you may want to think about Foothills. If I remember correctly they've got a machine that can lay down as much base as you need, making for a cleaner repair when the damage is significant. It's worth a call.
post #10 of 12

Tune up spot- Lafayette

If your way north Denver try Echelon Spokes & Slopes in Lafayette (303) 604-1825 . They also offer a tune up clinic for about $10 which is a pretty good class and you get some freebie wax.
post #11 of 12
So who did you go to for the laser check? It sounds like they should be able to do a good job.
post #12 of 12
Do any of these shop offer courses on ski maintenance?
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