What’s been the key to 100 years of business in Jasper? Simply put, it’s people. At Totem’s Ski Shop, our staff care about helping our customers get the products and service they need. That’s why we offer professional boot fitting, ski or board tuning and special orders. Check out our product lines and if we don’t have something you want, ask! We can always special-order the correct equipment if what we have in stock isn’t right for you.
Totem’s Ski Tunes
Our professionals use a state-of-the-art Wintersteiger with a ceramic edger to ensure your skis or boards are always ride-ready. Where before your edges were rusty and dull, the base was scratched without structure, after a tune, your edges will be perfectly tuned and the base will be smooth, structured and waxed. At Totem’s, we have a ski mechanic on staff at all times. Give your old skis new life, invest in a professional tune up. If you have major damage to you beloved equipment, we can asses and repair it.
Overnight servicing available.
Wax only available.
Totem’s Ski Boot Fitting
Totem’s Ski Shop knows that of all the gear we need to go alpine skiing, none is is as important as the boot. This is the connection between your body and your edges, your foundation for stance and balance.
Think of your boots like an automobile. Whereas a Cadillac gives you all-day comfort, its steering is slow and less precise. A race car’s handling, conversely, is quick, positive and unforgiving. The whole family can pile into a Caddy, whereas a race car is a tight squeeze. Similarly, you can ease into a softer, more forgiving boot at the expense of precision or you can jam your dogs into the stiffest, most responsive boots on the market—with a loss of cosiness. At Totem’s, you can have the Caddy or the race car—and anything in between.
Simply put the quicker the reaction, the less forgiveness and the tighter the fit. But instead of jamming yourself into a new pair of boots and hitting the slopes, take the time with a professional boot fitter to find the right boot for you. Your ability to link turns and the confidence you feel on your skis are directly related to how well your boots fit.
Your boot needs will depend on many things: what type of skier you are, what distinctive foot features you might have and what price range you have in mind. Keep in mind that boots are your most important piece of equipment and they are designed to last many years. In other words, price should not be your deciding factor.
At Totem’s Ski Shop, our boot experts start at the bottom. We look at your feet to determine if they are wide or narrow. We want to know if they have a high arch or a high instep, if they pronate or supinate and whether you have bunions or bone spurs. What about your calves: are they low, high, heavy or thin? Do your legs bow, do your knees knock? All of these idiosyncrasies determine what type of boot will fit you best.