With all of the snow that is expected to hit New England starting this evening and into the weekend, we wanted to highlight which shops PSIA-AASI’s Eastern Division members called out for having the best boot-fitting and board-tuning services.
Here are your personal picks, with some obvious standouts in states such as New Hampshire and Vermont. Check out the original Facebook post that started the conversation, where you can add your own top-shop choice, and have a great time skiing and snowboarding all the powder.
Alpine Haus, Wethersfield, CT. Fluffy is very knowledgeable and patient!
- Nicole Sandifer Burnett
HAPPY TUNES! Sugarloaf, ME
- William McSherry
Eastern Boarder in Worcester, MA
- Chris Palatucci, Sr.
Strands in Worcester, MA
- Clark Linehan
The Competitive Edge in Holyoke, MA. Jamie rocks!
- Nancy E. Peck-Cook
Rick Faber at the Otis Ridge Ski Shop in Otis, MA. If you can look past his gruff-looking exterior, this guy REALLY knows his stuff and can tune skis like there's no tomorrow. He easily fixed my uncomfortable 3-year-old boot problem in just minutes.
- Paul Zielinski
Summit Ski and Snowboard in Framingham, MA. Great staff and results.
- Sven Ingard
Greater Boston area Summit Ski & Snowboard (equipment & boot fitting) and SkiMD (best tuning available) in Framingham, MA.
- Peter L. Shepherd
The Best Little Ski Shop in New England is Andy's Sport Shop, Fitchburg, MA. Christine is the best.
- Mark Conlon
Paul Richelson at My Feet First in Plymouth NH
- Jim Drummey
Paul Richelson, My Feet First, Plymouth, NH, for boots. Fire on the Mountain, Dover, NH, for tuning pre-season (way too busy during the season).
- Beth Rowe Karcher
Fire on The Mountain, Dover, NH
- Michael Mitchell
Ski Fanatics, Campton, NH
- Patrick Gile
Stan & Dan Sports in North Conway, NH. THE place for boots in the Mount Washington Valley! Fantastic customer service for all your skiing needs.
- Andrea Janelle Plante
Stan & Dan Sports in North Conway, NH. It seems you cannot go back too many times for help with your boots!
- Lisa Baughn
Village Ski and Sport, Lincoln, NH, for tuning.
- Michael Mitchell
Stan & Dan Sports in North Conway, NH. Fabulous fit, full-service shop.
- Jeff Lea
Michael Girardi at Mountain Dogs in Plaistow, NH, just off 495 is an excellent fitter/tuner. Great shop with excellent buys.
- Law Kady
Sport Thoma is the best boot fitter and tuner. Ask for Eric Larson.
- Tom Trainor
Nick Blaylock & Tom White at Mount Snow Bootworks!
- Martha Witte
Must say Mount Snow Bootworks and The Grind for tuning!
- Dawn Papp Hiltz
Mount Snow Bootworks—rated one of the top 15 in the country!
- George Wilson
Two choices: Mount Snow Bootworks, Nick & Tom; First Trax, Mark Mancini. Both shops in West Dover, VT.
- Tabi Freedman
Mount Snow Bootworks! Nick Blaylock and crew rock. For the tune it is The Grind, also at Mount Snow—Josh Avera and his team are amazing!
- Doug Daniels
Big shout out for the crew at Mount Snow. Nick and Tom take care of your feet needs at Bootworks then step across to Josh and the crew at The Grind for all your tuning. Top-class service all the way!
- Brendan Johnston
Green Mountain Orthotic Lab at Stratton for boot fitting. Peak Performance in Killington for gear!
- Katherine Rockwell
Northern Ski Works in Ludlow and Killington, VT!
- Chas Doxsee
Great service at Northern Ski Works in Ludlow and Killington, VT.
- Dave Bowyer
Killington Northern Ski Works.
- Rebecca Shiffman
Northern Ski Works, Killington, VT. Great boot pros, great service!
- Tom Powers
The Basin at Killington, VT. They know boots like no other. They can take one look at your feet, know what type of boot you wear and what's not working, and know the exact type of boot that will make your ski dreams come true. Custom fit, superior boot knowledge, and excellent customer service all dished out with friendly smiles and ski stories make the Basin the place to get your next pair of ski boots!
- Sara Paret
Killington: Black Dog At Mountain Green. BEST ski tune. Like out of the box! Talk to Dave the owner. Best boot fitter is Hal at Northern Ski Works.
- Laureen Clifford Carrara
Shon Racicot and his Boot Pro shop in Ludlow, VT.
- Paula Boisseau Deutz
The Boot Pro in Ludlow, VT. Shon Racicot does great work on even the most messed up feet—the dude rocks!
- Doc Tulin
Boot Pro in Ludlow, VT. And Norm’s Ski Shop in Keene, NH.
- Bruce Platt
Oh My God, The Boot Pro in Ludlow, VT. Stands a ski length above them all. There are only two shops I would trust my feet to. Five different highly rated Vermont shops couldn't get it right. Boot Pro did. And, in Colorado, I would go to Larry's in Boulder. For a tune and repair, Randy Haskell and the boys downstairs get it right every single time. In Wanaka, New Zealand, it's Racers Edge because some of Larry's boys head there in the summer.
- Bob Campbell
Shon at The Boot Pro is the boot fitting and canting genius. My comfort and proper stance has taken my skiing to the next level!
- Ann Giardino
GMOL in Equipe Sport at Stratton. Bill Haight can make anyone's feet work.
- Madeline Rockwell
For boots, Bill Haight at GMOL, PJ Dewey at Race Stock Sports, Benny at Inner Bootworks. For skis, Edgewise in Stowe, VT.
- Erik Timmerman
No School Snowboard Shop at Smugglers' Notch, VT!
- Da Moceanproject
Bridget Chait at No School Snowboard Shop, Smugglers' Notch.
- Karyl Kent
Bridget at No School snowboard shop is the best!
- Jason Trask
Bridget Chait at No School Snowboard Shop at Smugglers' Notch, VT!! She can fix anything!!!
- Michael Chait
Mark Mancini at First Trax, West Dover, VT.
- Michelle Blate
- Peter Kray