It is amazing how so many of us approach this sport generically. Ask this question among your friends and fellow mountain enthusiasts have you had your boots custom fit? The likely answer is no, but I bought new equipment just a few seasons ago, or will be purchasing new equipment this season.
Investing in new technology is forward thinking and will improve your performance on the slope as well as the fun factor. But even the most advanced equipment is still generic regardless of how well it seems to fit when you first step into it. Lets face it this equipment is made for EVERYONE. But only you have your specific body shape and size from your head to your toe. It only makes sense that some fine-tuning and customization will create a better performing piece of equipment more of an extension of your body.
FIT HAPPENS Its not an accident
This is the inspiration behind our new Outer Limits Sports and the new Boot Lab in our High Performance Center. We have meticulously and systematically selected performance wear, outer wear, hard goods and accessories designed for the conditions and weather we enjoy here on Mt. Hood. Our retail team, led by manger Nate Turner, will match the equipment and apparel you need to reach the goals you have set for yourself this season.
Most people have endured pain and discomfort while experiencing skiing and snowboarding. Fortunately for most of us the thrill, fun and freedom the sport provides surpassed the discomfort we experienced along the way to finding the right fit. But this goes way beyond comfort.
Whether you ski or snowboard, your boots can make or break a great day at Meadows. New for 2010-11 is the HPC Boot Lab, where you can get the custom boot treatment that will truly unlock your potential. Want to ride like the pros? It starts with the boots! We manufacture custom foot beds, heat-mold liners and even customize the shells of your ski boots so you can stop worrying about blisters and start enjoying the ride. We are proud to provide the best boots for our customers from brands like Salomon, Lange, Burton and 32.
Fit Happens when you customize your precision gear to your particular riding style and for the terrain and conditions you want to conquer. In order to get to that level, literally pushing the OUTER LIMITS of your desires and abilities, you need the performance that can be realized only through customization. Thats what Outer Limits Sports and our High Performance Center are all about.
Conditions determine what ski will make for the best experience on the mountain.
Check out other videos from Nate on custom boot fitting, demoing a snowboard and the new rocker technology
We encourage you to kick off this season by talking to our gear experts in our sport shops. They'll help you identify what you want to accomplish this season, and suggest improvements to your current equipment, and what gear, outerwear or accessories you should consider for taking your performance to the next level.
Our retail shops are open from 10 AM 4 PM Monday Friday until the season starts.
HPC Guarantees Best Price on Ski & Snowboard Equipment
30 Day Price Protection. We guarantee you will never over pay in the High Performance Center. If you find any ski or snowboard you purchased in stock for less anywhere in Oregon within 30 days, we’ll refund you the difference.
The Lifetime HPC Guarantee. Every Ski and Snowboard purchased from the High Performance Center comes with our exclusive ‘HPC Guarantee.’ When you need a snowboard binding adjustment, ski binding DIN adjustment or quick wax, we will provide those services for free as long as you own your gear.
30 Day Test Ride. To guarantee you have purchased the perfect pair of skis or the best board….ride it for 30 days. If during that time you are not completely satisfied with the product, return it undamaged within 30 days and we will apply the credit from the original purchase to the purchase of another ski or snowboard from the HPC.
If you have any questions regarding getting the most out of your gear, ask it here. Lets get the conversation going and make sure our equipment is as prepared for the season as we are!