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Appalachian Outdoors Ski Shop Services

We offer an array of services to ensure your skis or snowboard get the care and attention they deserve. Below are all of the services we offer, but to get an accurate idea of what your own board or skis need, stop on into the shop and speak to one of our available technicians. They'll ensure you get the right service no matter what you need.

Ski Shop Location
123 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 1-814-234-3000

Ski Shop Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 8:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Ski Shop Pricing

Refer to the descriptions found below for a detailed account of the work

MOUNTS

Alpine Ski Mount $49.95
Binding Adjust $24.95
Snowboard Binding Mount $24.95
Cross-Country Mount $19.95
Basic Telemark Mount $39.95
Releasable Telemark Mount $49.95
Remount Mount Price plus $9.95

MAINTENANCE

"The Works" $54.95
Race Tune $59.95
Deluxe Tune $49.95
Full Tune $39.95
Stone Grind $19.95
Sharpen Edges $14.95
Hot Wax $14.95
Sharpen & Wax $24.95
24 Hour Express Service $14.95

BOOT FITTINGS

Forefoot Width expander $19.95
Ski Boot Pressure Relief $14.95
Large Pad $9.95
Small Pad $7.95
Bontx Pair $9.95

HOURLY RATE: $60.00
+ Hand Tunes
+ Base Repairs
+ Boot Fitting

Ski Shop Maintenance Services

The Works
The Works is the best way to start off the season. It includes having your bindings checked and tested to make sure that they are still safe to ski. In addition, it also includes a deluxe tune.

Full Tune
Our full tune service is meant to get your skis or snowboard as close to new as possible. First, we run your ski or snowboard through several belts of varying coarseness to flatten the base and remove all minor scrapes and scratches. After the base is flattened, we run your ski or snowboard over a large rotating stone which puts a linear structure in the base from tip to tail. Doing this allows the ski or snowboard to track in a straight line and gives the moisture between the snow and the base of your skis or snowboard a place to travel.

Full Tune

The machine used in this process is the Wintersteiger Sigma SBI: an Austrian-engineered machine that few ski shops in the area possess. Without the Wintersteiger, we wouldn't be able to do precise work on the base of your skis or snowboard.

Full Tune

Full Tune

Once the base is done, we run your skis or snowboard through our mini edger, which uses a rotating belt to sharpen the base and side edges. Unless you tell us otherwise, we'll sharpen your skis or snowboard at a 1-degree base edge and a 1-degree side edge.

When the edges are done, we run a gummy stone by hand along the edge to remove any metal burrs that are left over from the tuning process. This is done to ensure you aren't catching an edge or having difficulty engaging or coming out of your turns.

Finally, we melt on the appropriate temperature wax, scrape the wax off, and buff the bases with a rotating brush.

Deluxe Tune
In addition to a standard full tune, a deluxe tune includes minor base repairs (p-tex work). We run the skis/snowboard on several belts, varying in coarseness, to flatten the bases and get rid of all of the minor scraps and scratches. Next, we run them over a large rotating stone, which puts a linear structure in the base from tip to tail. This allows the ski to track in a straight line and gives the moisture between the base of the ski and the snow a place to travel. After the bases have been taken care of, we run the skis or snowboard on our mini edger, which uses a rotating belt to sharpen the base and side edges. We sharpen the customerís skis or snowboard at a 1-degree base edge and 1-degree side edge, unless otherwise specified by the customer. Once we get the correct edge angles on the ski, we then will run a gummy stone by hand along the edge to get rid of any metal burrs that are left over from the tuning process. Finally, we melt on the appropriate temperature wax, scrap the wax off, and buff the bases with a rotating brush.

Race Tune
A race tune is the same as a full tune, but with the exception that instead of sharpening the edges on a machine, we use hand files to precisely tune the edges.

Sharpen & Wax
We run your skis or snowboard through our mini edger, which uses a rotating belt to sharpen the base and side edges. Unless you tell us otherwise, we'll sharpen your skis or snowboard at a 1-degree base edge and a 1-degree side edge.

sharpen and wax

When the edges are done, we run a gummy stone by hand along the edge to remove any metal burrs that are left over from the tuning process. This is done to ensure you aren't catching an edge or having difficulty engaging or coming out of your turns.

Finally, we melt on the appropriate temperature wax, scrape the wax off, and buff the bases with a rotating brush.

sharpen and wax

Stone Grind
We run your ski or snowboard over a large rotating stone which puts a linear structure in the base from tip to tail. Doing this allows the ski or snowboard to track in a straight line and gives the moisture between the snow and the base of your skis or snowboard a place to travel, preventing suction.

Hand Tunes
Hand tuning is a more intensive and exact process that allows the tech to make very precise angles on the edges of your skis or snowboard. It's more exact and removes less material on the edges.

With hand tunes, we run several different files with angle guides on the edges to ensure the exact angle you desire. Once the edge angles are set, we hot wax the ski with the temperature wax that works best on the current conditions.

Binding Adjustment
We use your height, weight, age, ability, and boot sole length to determine the proper DIN setting for your skis. DIN is the setting we adjust the binding to that sets the spring tension in the toe and heel piece, allowing the binding to release when it's supposed to. We make sure to test the release settings by performing a sideways release on the toes and forward release on the heels of both skis. This helps ensure the bindings release at the correct force.

Alpine and Telemark Ski Mount

alpine and telemark

We use your height, weight, age, ability, and boot sole length to determine the proper DIN settings and the specific location to mount the toe and heel piece of both skis. We make sure to test the release settings by performing a sideways release on the toes and forward release on the heels of both skis. This helps ensure the bindings release at the correct force.

alpine and telemark

Snowboard Mount
We'll ask you for your preferred stance on the snowboard, including width between your feet, angle of your bindings, and which foot you prefer forward. If you don't know all of these yet, we'll be sure to run through your options.

Cross Country Ski Mount
We balance each cross country ski to determine its balance point, which serves as a reference for mounting the bindings.