View Full Version : Best Ski Shop in PDX
03-16-2006, 11:58 AM
Well, I've taken skis to both Moutain Shop and US Outdoor and had both shops be very unimpressive. US Outdoor fucked up a mount on my bros, and Mountain Shop fucked up a repair job on some armadas.
If you had a pair of skis that needed mounting where would you take them in PDX? If there's a good shop in Hood River or something I wouldn't be opposed to the drive to get some quality work done.
The guy at SkiBowl's shop rocks! Forgot his name (Paul, maybe?). That's the only place I'd take my skies.
Anywho, the shop's run by that German dude and everyone knows that the Jerries are damn good mechanics.
If I was limited to the metro area, then I'd go to Ski Chalet over in Raleigh Hills. Ask for John
03-16-2006, 01:02 PM
I love my shop here in N Idaho (just got all my skis tuned since I'm home for a few days) the metro PDX shops suck considering the number of skiers PDX has.
03-16-2006, 01:13 PM
Here in Reno the 2 techs at our REI are really good. There's one in Tualatin I think, any others in the PDX area?
03-16-2006, 05:59 PM
Bob Olsen at Race Stock Sports in Mt. Hood. He is also a pro at boot fitting.
03-16-2006, 06:23 PM
The REI's, unsurprisingly, are not the best places to get work done. I had the Tualatin mount my Atomics with hostage plates and they couldn't bend the brakes to fit - when I went out to the car and did it myself they were amazed. The Downtown shop rented me 2 pairs of bad snow shoes, one with a bum binding , the other both lefts - not a good sign for the people who care for your knees and whatever you fall on. I like the Mountain Shop, but it sounds like they are not your flavor. The dude at the Bowl has a great reputation.
03-16-2006, 09:49 PM
It's been awhile since I lived in Portland, but Ullr's in Lake Oswego, Hillcrest in Gresham, and Valians in Govy Camp were all pretty good. Or, just wait till the summer and all the ski reps show up at Hood and have them mess with your stuff.
Ullr's has been gone for several years. Ski Chalet bought their remaining stock.
03-16-2006, 10:27 PM
Darren at the Mountain Shop or Neil at US Outdoors. You just need to get the right dude.
03-17-2006, 10:08 AM
I don't remember who did the work at US Outdoor, but I was super unimpressed.
I may give Mountain Shop another try, I wasn't angry with their work, just underwhelmed. US Outdoor will never get shop work from me again.
03-17-2006, 10:11 AM
US Outdoor is the one downtown just up the street from Mary's Club, right? Where is Mountain Shop? Good to hear this being discussed, as my next ski season will be based out of PDX. I look forward to meeting some you mags.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.