A funny detail about The Tune Shop – Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s new slopeside tuning facility – is now that technicians have a drive-in garage, they are no longer receiving their skis by vehicle.
The Tune Shop has been up and running for about a month at the base Golden Peak, where athletes deliver skis and snowboards by hand to technicians who service them on the spot. The process is saving hours in staff time, not to mention the thousands of gallons of gasoline used in transporting skis back and forth to the former location in Minturn.
The drive-up garage has already proven its worth, however, in transporting a new, state-of-the-art Wintersteiger Mercury machine to the shop. The machine serves as a compliment to the Wintersteiger Race NC, which has been the club’s primary tool for years, used on Mikaela Shiffrin’s skis during the 2015 World Championships. …