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Good Ski Shop around Boulder,CO?

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Thread Starter 
I have a new pair of skis (my first) that I need to have the bindings mounted on and I'm assuming a fresh coat of wax before taking them out for the first time. I don't really want to get them tuned before I check 'em out on the slopes.

I'm wondering if I even need to really be concerned at all about taking them to a great shop since it isn't really complicated work that has to be done. Any suggestions for places around Boulder, CO?

And yes, I do realize I could probably do all this stuff myself, but right now I'd rather trust more experienced hands with my skis. Eventually I'll work those skills into my repertoire, but that'll have to be at a later date. Thanks for any help.
post #2 of 8
I think Christy sports or Colorado Ski and golf should be up to the task.
post #3 of 8
yea. just go to chrity sports, its right in Boulder and wont be expensive at all. The closest CO ski and Golf is in Arvada, I think they have a better idea of what they are doing but if all you need is a mount and wax I don't think its even worth the extra drive if you're already in Boulder.
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These guys do all the CU Ski Team tuning-

http://alpinebaseandedge.com/
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Originally Posted by srd View Post
These guys do all the CU Ski Team tuning-

http://alpinebaseandedge.com/

Yeah. Go to Peter at Alpine Base & Edge. Do this for these reasons:
1) It's a small, local shop that's run by the owner;
2) He or his well-trained techs will do the work (not some stoned high-school kid); and
3) Then you can ask about his great free tuning clinics, so you can learn to do the basics yourself (if you're so inclined).

Congratulations on your first pair of skis! What kind did you pick up?

PS: Don't feel like a gaper because you're taking your skis to a shop. Very few of us on here would be able to safely and accurately mount and set our own bindings. We ALL leave that to the professionals.

PPS: If you bring them a six-pack from Liquor Mart (across the street), they'd really appreciate it. Baring beer is good alpine etiquette.

Have a great season!
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey everyone, thanks so much for the quick responses. I really appreciate it. I'm totally sold on Alpine Base & Edge. I love giving my business to small local shops over chains. Great tip on the free tuning clinics too, I'll have to check those out.

I went with K2 Apache Raiders. I would've liked to have stepped up to the Recons which I used a couple times last season, but I was caught with a window to buy skis while I had money and the Raiders were what I could afford. I figure they'll be a good first pair of skis since I'm kind of in a tweener stage of my skiing ability.
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Thread Starter 
Sorry if this is a double post, my first try apparently got lost in transit.

Thanks so much for the quick responses, I really appreciate it. I'm definitely sold on Alpine Base & Edge. I love to give my business to the small locally owned places over chains. Great tip on the free tuning clinics, I'll definitely have to check those out. It pretty much sounds like this is exactly the kind of shop I was looking for when I started this thread. Great job.

I went with K2 Apache Raiders. I wanted to step up the the Recons but I was caught with a window of time where I had money to spend on skis and it was what I could afford. I figured it'd be a good first pair of skis since I'm in kind of a tweener stage in my ability level (skiing blues and easier black diamonds).
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Originally Posted by drewski180 View Post
The closest CO ski and Golf is in Arvada, I think they have a better idea of what they are doing but if all you need is a mount and wax I don't think its even worth the extra drive if you're already in Boulder.
Boulder Ski Deals is the Boulder outlet of CO ski and Golf.

Mike
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