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post #1 of 18
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I'm taking a trip to Loveland next weekend, and I need to buy boots. I live in Dallas, so I'm planning to come up a day early to shop up there rather than here.

I'm looking for one-stop shopping for buying and fitting, and custom footbeds if possible. I'm flying in Thursday late morning and staying in Idaho Springs. I don't mind driving up to WP or Frisco/Silverthorne. I've searched the forums and the only place I've found recommended is Jacque's shop in WP. Any other recommendations? How's Precision Ski in Frisco?

Thanks....
post #2 of 18
I got a good deal and good service on boots and custom foot beds at Christy's in Dillon.
post #3 of 18
Try Jeff Bergeron at Boot Fixation in Breck.
post #4 of 18
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Try Jeff Bergeron at Boot Fixation in Breck.
My understanding is that he only does fitting, not sales. I'm hoping to do it all in one place.
post #5 of 18
Go see Sue Booker at the Loveland sports shop. She and her husband, Bob, make a great boot fitting team. She does the soft work and he does any grinding necessary. They have a good selection and the service is unbeatable. Rusty Guy (who posts here regularly) recommended them and i have never had such a wonderful boot buying experience. Highly, highly recommend.
post #6 of 18
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Go see Sue Booker at the Loveland sports shop. She and her husband, Bob, make a great boot fitting team. She does the soft work and he does any grinding necessary. They have a good selection and the service is unbeatable. Rusty Guy (who posts here regularly) recommended them and i have never had such a wonderful boot buying experience. Highly, highly recommend.
That would be really convenient... thanks for the tip.
post #7 of 18
Craig at Mountain Sports Outlet in Silverthorne. He is an outstanding boot fitter who will give you all the time you need and get you fit into a great boot at a great price
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by OU97 View Post
My understanding is that he only does fitting, not sales. I'm hoping to do it all in one place.
His shop is located within Norway Haus which I've heard is a pretty well-stocked shop. You buy the boots from them and he will fit you.
post #9 of 18
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......the service is unbeatable.......
I had the worst experience with the shop at Loveland.

I needed new liners and was sold ones that were too high volume for my boots. I could not leave them on my foot for more them 20 minutes, I was told that they would pack out, and that if they still needed work they would take care of them.

They did not pack out and after a week I took them back to try to resolve the issue. The next person that helped me took one look at them and said that the were obviously too high volume for my boots and there was nothing they could do to make them work.

I was then told to take them back to the shop I got them at at get my money back. When I told them it was at their shop they did not believe me. (Subtly accused me of lying). After producing a receipt I was refused a refund.

I ended up giving the liners away.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by skierhj View Post
Craig at Mountain Sports Outlet in Silverthorne. He is an outstanding boot fitter who will give you all the time you need and get you fit into a great boot at a great price
agreed, i just bought a pair of Lange crl70s last night from him. I was fitted at precision ski in Frisco, great service and seemed quite knowledgable, they simply did not have the right boot for me, they mostly carried high performance/race boots. They sent me to Craig and I was very pleased, couldn't beat the price, about 60% off retail. I would call ahead though, He said i was lucky that he was not swamped with bootwork when i walked in so he had time for me. He recommended i call in ahead and make an appointment of sorts next time.
-karl
post #11 of 18
Harb Ski Systems in Dumont right before Loveland exit where the Texaco and Subway is located. Number is 303--567-0679. Further info at www.harbskisystems.com
post #12 of 18
I agree about the fitters in Mountain Sports Outlet, great prices and they know what they are doing, if you want to drive another 30 minutes, Surefoot in Vail does hundreds if not thousands of fits every season, all they sell is boots and custom footbeds, so they have as much expertise as any shop around, just make sure you work with a salesman/fitter who's been there for a few years.
post #13 of 18
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I had the worst experience with the shop at Loveland.
Wow. That's terrible. Just goes to show that you have to take into account that the advice you get here is anecdotal and not a scientific survey! I had a great experience; you a terrible and both of us are right. Sometimes it just depends on the luck of the draw I guess.
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
I thought about Harb, but I'm sure they're not cheap. Based on the responses here and taking my budget into account, I think I'll try Craig at MSO. I called to make an appointment, but he's out until Wednesday.

Thanks for the responses, everyone.
post #15 of 18
I highly recommend the Loveland Sport Shop. The boot selection is good, the prices are very reasonable, and the boot fitters are excellent. Ask for Sue Booker. There is an advantage to buying the boot where you will be skiing because you can go back to the shop for some fine tuning adjustments during your ski day.
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
OK, I'll buy one boot at MSO and one boot at Loveland.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by OU97 View Post
My understanding is that he only does fitting, not sales. I'm hoping to do it all in one place.
Jeff works in a shop that has Fischer,Nordica and Tecnica...give him a call and let him know what you want, he is the best.
post #18 of 18
Harald Harb is great with boot alignment. I highly recommend. They will usually go out on the snow with you to verify your alignment too, something most other boot fitters will not do.
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