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Custom Ski Boot Fitting

It all begins with your feet.

full tilt alpine dalbello fischer head strolz salomon tecnica daleboot Your feet are your direct connection to the ground beneath you. Slip them into a pair of ski boots and they form the direct connection to your skis. Only when your feet are supported in a neutral and balanced position are you able to ski with grace and power.

The crew at California Ski Company blend science and craftsmanship to customize every boot we sell. Our ultimate goal is to build you a pair of boots that will allow you to ski with more control, comfort and confidence than you have ever imagined possible.

Over the years we have developed an effective process to help us achieve our goal of getting you into a great fitting and performing boot.

We begin by performing a comprehensive skier assessment, which includes determining your ability, skiing goals, prior boot history and any special concerns you may have.

Then we examine your feet and legs, focusing on mechanics, structure and balance.

With this process complete, we select one or two pairs of boots that best suit your anatomy and ability; your feedback helps us determine which boot has the best combination of balance, flex and comfort for you.

The next step is to fabricate footbeds. A well-crafted custom footbed is an essential component of any high performance ski boot. The vast majority of skiers are not properly supported by the stock insoles supplied with boots. Such a lack of support leads to less than optimal comfort, control and confidence.

Our footbeds accommodate your natural stance and support you in a balanced position. This balanced stance is the foundation for comfortable athletic skiing performance.

Once your foot is in a stable position, we identify how best to optimize your fore-aft balance within the boots. A platform that affords you a neutral, balanced stance allows you to ski with less effort and more confidence.

The next step in the process is to determine how shell and liner may be modified to further fine tune balance and alignment. This brings us one step closer to our ultimate goal of maintaining you in perfect balance.

The final step in the process is to optimize your lateral balance. Effective edge control largely depends on correct lateral alignment. This is achieved primarily by adjusting the cuff of the boot as well as determining if boot or binding cants are necessary.

By carefully blending all of these elements, we will craft you a pair of boots that will encourage you to ski with a natural and relaxed style with quickness, agility and—most importantly—you’ll have more fun than ever!

If you follow all the steps we recommend, your new boots will qualify for our fit guarantee under which any adjustments will be performed free of charge for one year.


"This is the first time I felt like I was in control of my skis! My feet didn't hurt at the end of the first day on my new Tecnica's!! Thanks Cal Ski!!" -T. Skinner

"After a season in my Head World Cup Foam boots, I asked myself, why I hadn't I gotten custom liners 15 years ago? The fit is AMAZING!!!" - Dave V.

"I love my new boots! John definitely guided me to the PERFECT FIT!! I am glad I spent the extra time getting a proper fit from California Ski Company! I refer all of my friends there!"- J. Vanderlaag

"Greg and Eric,
Thanks to the 'magic' boots you both built for me, skiing is becoming a reality and I truly like it!
I see how limited my life was without your skills as a part of it and I am grateful for your expertise"-

"Dear Greg and the CA Ski Co team,
Thanks for my amazing skis, boots and bindings! You guys are the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure of buying ski hardware from. Thanks for staying late and all your attention to detail."-

"Thank you so much for squeezing me in for a boot fitting before my trip to Austria! The boots were amazing! Taking them heli-skiing next week in Revelstoke. Will be in Utah March 18 - 20 if you want to ski. Thanks again!"- Kristen

Thank you so much for the perfect fit with my new Lange boots. I've skied in them about 15 days in the past few weeks in perfect comfort. You guys are the best!"- Steve Sweetser

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