Good Tune in the Valley
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TomH
January 11, 2010
Member since 07/6/2005 🔗
375 posts
Is there anywhere to get a good ski tune in the valley?
kwillg6
January 11, 2010
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,034 posts
The answer is no unless you know an individual who would do it. Ski Barn can wax and do minor repairs, but don't look for a top notch tune from them. You're better off taking your stuff to a shop near you or one that you pass on the way to or from skiing.
TomH
January 11, 2010
Member since 07/6/2005 🔗
375 posts
Thanks. I was hoping there was an individual in the valley that provided a good tune service. I hate lugging my skis back home once I have them in the Valley.
jimmy
January 11, 2010
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
2,650 posts
Give Ski Barn a try then. Pretty sure they hand wax, i've had edge tune/wax there with no complaints.
wvrocks
January 11, 2010
Member since 11/9/2004 🔗
262 posts
High Mountain Sports in Deep Creek did a nice job on my skis and boards this fall.
TomH
January 11, 2010
Member since 07/6/2005 🔗
375 posts
Deep Creek is too far. Surprised a small quality hand tune biz hasn't popped up. Most resort areas have them. Small shack next to Trail Mix would be good location. Oh well..
chaga
January 11, 2010
Member since 11/24/2009 🔗
587 posts
Originally Posted By: TomH
Is there anywhere to get a good ski tune in the valley?


the purple fiddle just a few miles north in thomas has good tunes for skiers smile
kwillg6
January 12, 2010
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,034 posts
That's something I've considered doing when I retire and move to the valley full time, open a small, full service ski/boot repair/tune shop. It's amazing how many folks are willing to pay to get a quality tune. I've done my own tuning for over 20 years now. I rarely keep skiis long enough to need a base grind so if that's required, I do what a lot of shops do and send the work out. Usually a 4-7 day trun around. A quality, race tune can cost but there are few folks with the expertise to do them right. Sometimes you need a buckle or boot padding/fitting, etc... could be profitable if overhead wasn't to much. Hey, this would be a great use for the Bonner Mountain Resort Hotel's garage space.
David
January 12, 2010
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
2,444 posts
Originally Posted By: kwillg6
Hey, this would be a great use for the Bonner Mountain Resort Hotel's garage space.


No way. The only thing that garage should be used for is storing wood pellets and a 1986 Toyota Land Cruiser.
TomH
January 12, 2010
Member since 07/6/2005 🔗
375 posts
I personally think it would be a great little business for someone that wanted to make some money in the valley. I think there would be plenty of demand for someone just doing really good hand tunes and assorted other high end adjustments. Small space and very little equipment needs would mean low overhead.
David
January 12, 2010
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
2,444 posts
Originally Posted By: TomH
I personally think it would be a great little business for someone that wanted to make some money in the valley. I think there would be plenty of demand for someone just doing really good hand tunes and assorted other high end adjustments. Small space and very little equipment needs would mean low overhead.


A place that did a wax while you wait would be pretty sweet too.
Bostic
January 14, 2010
Member since 12/30/2009 🔗
7 posts
Canaan Valley Resort does tune ups in their rental shop
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