Benefits of Having Your Skis and Snowboard Professionally Serviced
Skis and snowboards aren’t cheap, and one of the keys to ensuring their longevity is consistent maintenance. Wear and tear on skis and snowboards is a natural part of the sport. Though fresh powder might feel like a pillowy dream beneath you, a multitude of debris like rocks, branches, and dirt are just waiting to rob your gear of its factory finish.
While it’s recommended for skiers and snowboarders of all levels to keep an eye on their gear with consistent visual inspections and proper storage, your equipment will perform its best when it’s properly maintained. Though much of the common maintenance skis and snowboards require can be tackled at home, taking your winter gear to a professional shop like Peak Sports carries a multitude of benefits.
We Catch What You Might Miss
A visual inspection of the base of your skis and snowboard can only go so far. Our technicians are trained to spot gouges, cracks, scrapes, and dings that may slow you down or potentially lead to more costly repairs if not properly addressed. And trust us when we say our professional service technicians have seen it all. From core shots to bent edges to water damage, our technicians have the knowledge and experience to know when a damaged ski or snowboard can be salvaged or when a replacement is the safer option.
Additionally, a visual inspection alone isn’t enough to truly understand a ski or snowboard’s condition. Our technicians know exactly what tolerances your equipment should fall within, so they can recommend specific servicing if things begin to drift out of spec. From how flat the base of your skis or snowboard is, to the recommended settings of your bindings, our technicians have the knowledge and expertise to keep your gear performing like new.
The Right Tools for the Job
Knowing what work your gear needs is only half the battle. The right tools can easily make the difference between a job done well and a time-wasting (and potentially costly) mistake.
It’s certainly possible to purchase your own maintenance equipment, including waxing irons, wax, edge files, scrapers, and brushes. However, equipment isn’t the only expense that comes with doing your own work. You’ll also need to invest in a large enough space to perform the maintenance, a system for supporting your skis or snowboard during maintenance, and the time needed to do the job right. If your budget, space, or time is limited, trusting your maintenance to a professional shop is the way to go.
In addition to the basics like waxing irons, files, and wire brushes, our fully equipped service shop includes a state-of-the-art tuning machine that allows us to resurface skis and snowboards, give them a base pattern, and sharpen edges that would be impractical to fix by hand. Additionally, our technicians rely on calibrated Vermont Ski Safety torque wrenches--among other tools--to test ski bindings and ensure they release properly.
To keep our technicians safe, our workbench is vented to remove chemical fumes that are an unavoidable part of regular maintenance. These are just a handful of the tools available at our technicians’ disposal, because we know from experience that having the right tool for the job not only produces a better result, it means we can get the job done more quickly, so you can get back to the slopes.
Our Work is Guaranteed
At Peak Sports Outdoor Shop, our repairs are guaranteed. While home repairs offer a special sense of accomplishment, if something goes wrong, you’ll be stuck footing the bill (and spending the time) to make things right.
Servicing your gear in a professional shop like Peak Sports means the job gets done the right way, the first time. In the rare circumstance that you notice something is amiss after a repair, we’ll do what it takes to make it right. Guaranteed.
Best of all, during peak ski and snowboard season, many of our services offer same day returns, so you’ll always be ready when the forecast calls for snow!
We Can’t Wait to See You!
Repairing and tuning skis and snowboards can be a complex, time consuming endeavor. So the next time you run into an issue with your gear, or better yet--if your skis or snowboard simply haven’t undergone their recommended regular maintenance--we hope you’ll think of us here at Peak Sport Outdoor Shop. We’re eager to keep your winter gear in its optimal condition so you can focus on what really matters: your next adventure.
For more information about Peak Sports Outdoor Shop’s service department, estimates, or to learn about one of our comprehensive tuning packages, be sure to visit us online. You’re also more than welcome to stop by the next time you’re in the area. We’re always eager to discuss service options, chat about possible upgrades and accessories, or share our recommendations for common maintenance you can do to extend the life of your gear. If you’d like to be the first to hear about discounts and maintenance specials, be sure to sign up for our newsletter. We look forward to seeing you!