|263 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657, USA
|10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM
Great Boot Fitters, but Need to improve as Communicators: If you want the best boot fitting in Vail, I recommend Gorsuch. This high end shop caters to the expert skier who wants only the best. But beware: Gorsuch is firmly a rich, well to do, skiing enthusiast hang out. Expect to see lots of fur jackets and questionable ski fashion here. If this makes you uncomfortable, head straight upstairs to the ski shop where youll find like minds and familiar ground. This place is truly a hidden gem. Dano Bruno, one of the boot fitters, is a great guy, and his skill at boot fitting is apparent the moment you meet him. Most everyone in the Ski Shop is polite and relatable. The problem with Goruschs ski shop is that the quality there is no secret. On my first visit, I spent three hours in the shop, mostly waiting to get fitted. The shop would totally benefit from having a few more employees on staff to cater to their business. That said, after three hours, Dano had used a custom scan device on my feet and narrowed down the fit really well. He recommended two high end Lange boots, one which was a AT/Inbounds combo. They didnt have it in my size, so it would have to be sent over from Aspen, and take a few days. Because ski boots are so pricey, I figured, "why not, spend a little more on one boot that can do two things, rather than two boots for two designated tasks." I came back a week later, again with my two pairs of skis and Look Pivot bindings. I had brought these in the first time hoping I could get a boot fitted and my skis mounted. Unfortunately, well into the process of getting the boot fitted, I was told by Dano and the others at the shop that my Pivot 18 bindings would not be compatible by default with these new boots, and I would need to purchase either parts to modify the bindings, or a different sole to the boots. After getting a great fit on my boots, I took the boots home having spent roughly $1200. Not an insubstantial amount of cash. Now this is where Gorsuch dropped the ball. I was told that the boot soles that would be compatible with the Pivot 18 bindings on my skis would arrive with 2-3 days. I called the shop 2-3 days later after not hearing back from them. "Nope, they are still shipping, try later." A week went by, and again I heard nothing from the shop. Zero follow up. This was when I became frustrated. I had spent over $1000 at the shop. I felt that the least Gorsuch could do would be to stay on top of this. They didnt. I finally got through to "Billy" who I had not met before. He told me that the boots I had bought did not have a compatible sole, and to get the boots to work with my bindings, I would have to order different parts for the binding. And it would take a few more days for those to ship. All in all, the boot fitting process took around 8 hours over the course of three weeks. When I came in for the third, final time to Gorsuch to get my skis mounted and my boot fit to the bindings, I ran into a salesman I didnt now, who was fitting a British man with the same boot I had just bought. I asked the man if he knew about the large incompatibility the boot had with bindings. He didnt, and the salesman flippantly said "Youve got to pay to play!" THAT attitude is not ok. I have no problem paying good money for a quality product, which Gorsuch provides. However, they should provide all the information up front to the customer. In the end, however, my experience overall was very positive. I was given a couple discounts from Dano and an apology from Paul. Thats classy. Its amazing how far acknowledging someones frustrations can go!
VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE! !!! Like $500 for a casual, lightweight summer shirt. Very, very nice stuff if thats in your budget. Sales Woman (maybe she was owner?) was very, very nice! Some really cool decorative stuff made out of antlers....unique!
Had a broken ski boot, one of my wire connections was missing. They gave me a replacement steel buckle without charging me. Awesome! Also offered muffins, coffee and a clean bathroom.
If you have all the money in the world, this place is for you. Very high quality and unique items at very high prices.
The best always !! They offer items which cant be found anywhere else ! Always friendly and kind !
A Private User
Family owned as long as Vails been Vail. Great selection and service. A mountain tradition!
A Private User
Every time I ski Vail, I get to stop by here. Very nice ambience and its fun to shop
A Private User
Classiest Store in Vail!