SSCV Technical Services

SSCV Technical Services at Golden Peak

SSCV Technical Services at Golden Peak provides athletes with reasonably priced, easily accessible resources for the highest level preparation of their equipment for both training and competition.

Technical Services, located at the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Clubhouse at the base of Golden Peak, provides athletes the ability to visit and communicate live with SSCV technicians during the training day. Technical Services can ease transportation logistics during the busy winter season by providing ski service and equipment storage at Golden Peak.

In addition to equipment tuning services, the shop at Golden Peak and Equipment Manager can assist with:

  • Procuring test equipment for camps
  • Assisting with equipment orders throughout the year
  • Baselining equipment setup to SSCV norms
  • Boot evaluation
  • Sale of tuning equipment for athlete home and travel use
  • Contact with industry vendors and local shops for post-sale service

For additional information about SSCV Tech Services, reach out to Equipment Manager Paul Suomi at psuomi@skiclubvail.org.

Ski Tuning Programs

SSCV Technical Services offers a range of tuning programs, including annual service plans for an athlete’s entire quiver of skis. We also provide al a carte services.

WC tuning service for an athlete’s entire fleet of skis.

Athletes signing up for the Elite Program work daily with their coach, the Equipment Manager, and Tune Shop staff to set up and maintain equipment for optimal, consistent performance day in and day out, whether training or racing. Elite Tuning Program athletes have access to service at home in Vail throughout the year for home training and to prepare equipment for travel (camps or away races).

The Elite program includes:

  • Unlimited daily equipment service
  • Overnight turn -around every night except Sunday for Monday
  • Race prep with race specific wax based on conditions
  • Initial preparation for all athlete skis
  • Setting and maintenance of edge bevels
  • Wax, scrape, brush cycles
  • Base Grinding (flattening of ski base, new structure, post­grind conditioning) as needed in season
  • Base repair
  • Binding mounting, ramp angle evaluation and lifter install
  • Standardized equipment set up with data cataloged for reference and in­ season set up replication
  • Storage for two to six pairs of skis at shop depending on program
  • Additional storage can be purchased

* Race waxing is not available at away competitions, however athletes will depart for away races with their entire ski quiver prepped for racing. Individual athletic programs provide an overlay option at the event where necessary. Full coordination between the athlete and coaching staff with support from the Equipment Manager ensures any equipment preparation required at away races is appropriate for the conditions and executed successfully to athlete and coach expectations.

Elite Tuning Prices

  • FIS Athlete: $2,850
  • U16 Athlete: $2,850
  • U14 FT Athlete: $2,850
  • U12 FT Athlete: $2,400
  • U14/16 PT Athlete: $1,350
  • U10 Athlete: $1,500
  • YSL: $875

A la Carte Tuning Services

A la carte Tuning Services are available to the SSCV membership for athlete equipment only. Please note turnaround time on all a la carte work is 48 hour minimum, and depending on workload, work completion can take longer (it’s best to plan as far out in advance as possible). SSCV members and guest training teams receive a 20% discount off of all al-a-carte services.
Service Charge
Initial Ski Prep* Includes sidewall preparation, base grind and post grind base conditioning as needed, edge bevel set, binding mount, ramp angle evaluation and lifter install, wax. $180
Full Tune* (After initial prep) Includes base grind, post grind base conditioning, edge bevel set, wax, scrape, brush. $90
Edge and Wax* $30
Race Service* $40
Binding Mount – mount, forward pressure set in, din set, binding delta evaluation* $40
Base Grind only* $60
Base Repair* TBD – based on damage
Delta Evaluation/Lifter Install- binding mount plus $12-24 per set lifters* $40

*Please allow minimum 72 hours for a la carte Tune Shop to be completed. Some services, such as initial ski prep and base repair typically take longer than 72 hours. If there are questions related to timing to get the job done on time and the current (and upcoming) workload in the Tune Shop, please inquire with us at psuomi@skiclubvail.org.

Tech Service Logistics

  • Equipment can be dropped off or picked up in the in/out racks located at the interior entrance of the Technical Services shop.
  • Fully fill out a service tag for each pair of skis requiring service with all information we require to complete the work even if you think the staff is already aware of your specific needs.
  • Minimum turn-around time on all non-tuning program equipment service is 72 hours
    • Note: major services like initial ski prep, full tune, and base repair may require additional time.
  • The shop does not operate on Sunday for Monday pickup. Please plan equipment needs for any Monday skiing accordingly.
  • All work must be paid in full when equipment is dropped off for service.

Technical Services Calendar

Thank You

From the entire Technical Services staff  for helping us provide equipment service that exceeds your expectations.