What, last time this post was on top, more than a year ago! My bad. Bump for spring sale season 2016!
This thread should be about the shops that all of you, our esteemed WildSnow readers, have EXPERIENCED to be good. Please keep most comments as those of customers.
Shop owners, industry reps and employees, go ahead and post occasionally, but identify yourselves and please don’t use this comment thread for free advertising. This is intended to be an honest assessment by your customers and potential customers. (Note we have one of our favorite shops, Cripple Creek Backcountry advertising here to help pay for our work and expenses in keeping WildSnow going. They truly are a top-shop but I’ll refrain from too much emphasis on them alone, to keep it fair and unbiased.)
Also, everyone, if you see any backcountry skiing oriented shops suggested that no longer exist or have become lame, let me know. We should keep the comment string curated so it’s helpful rather than a slog.
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 and poor customer service. Nonetheless, GOOD SKI SHOPS EXIST and here is the place to list them.
We’re talking ski touring shops that can handle things such as mounting tech bindings and knowing how to get the boot heel aligned with the heel unit, or repairing a stripped screw hole, or giving you solid real advice about what ski/binding/boot combo would work for your style of glisse riding. Mainly, we’re talking shops where you can simply go with confidence for any need in ski touring, and shops that if they do mess up (no one is perfect), own their flubs and make them right without you having to contact us here at WildSnow to try and figure things out.
(For the record, this post first published August 2010)