Editor’s Note: Okay, shopping is nigh — time for us here at WildSnow HQ to carry hod for the brick and mortar. To that end, we bring our famous “Top Ski Shops” post to the front page. All, if you see any shop links that are defunct let us know in the comment. Likewise, add a shop if you’ve got good beta.
This thread should be about the shops that all of you, our esteemed WildSnow readers, have EXPERIENCED to be good. Shop owners, industry reps and employees, go ahead and post but please don’t use this thread for free advertising. This is intended to be an honest assessment by your customers and potential customers.
I’ll admit we’ve bashed ski shops now and then here. But with good reason, as I hear seemingly endless stories of botched shop work. Nonetheless, GOOD SKI SHOPS EXIST and here is the place to list them.
We’re talking shops that can handle things such as mounting Dynafit bindings and remembering the brake retainer clip, or repairing a stripped screw hole, or giving you solid real advice about what ski/binding/boot combo would work for your planned style. Mainly, we’re talking shops where you can simply go with confidence for any need in backcountry skiing, and shops that if they do mess up (no one is perfect), own their flubs and make them right without you having to contact WildSnow to try and figure things out.
(For the record, this post first published August 2010)