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East Cheshire/South Manchester Ski Servicing?

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Anyone recommend anywhere?

I've got two pairs of skis that need a wax and edge, one of which could do with a bit of light base repair work.
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There's decathlon and Alpenstock in Stockport, but I'll be keeping an eye on this thread to see if anyone has any other suggestions
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Last time I was in Decathlon I thought the servicing 'booth' near the front door had gone. Having said that I wasn't looking to have skis serviced that day so maybe it was there or maybe they moved it elsewhere.

I forgot about Alpenstock - I've never been in but walked past it a couple of times. Do they do servicing? Had anywork done there, NBT?
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Me, but I'm off to the Maurienne tomorrow. Will be back on Monday 20th.
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Higs, had stuff done there yes, but not for a while.
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Ventura, think st helens/wigan area, geography isn't my strong point but they do a great service - lot of knowledge in that wee shop!!!
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Higs, snow and rock , didsbury/ chill factore ???? or is that a no no Puzzled

or only a short drive down the A50 to nottingham wink
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Nip down the M56 to Runcorn dry ski slope where they do it, at least did last year.
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Snow and Rock at the ChillFactore have a full workshop.
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I think there is a snow n Rock in Didsbury
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Rivington Alpine nr Bolton do mine but i'm in Bolton so a bit closer, at weekends they can usually do them on the day but i'd ring to double check if your travelling.
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Rivington Alpine were my back-up option. I got my boots from them - completely painfree skiing for the first time in 15years - but would prefer somewhere that involves less M60/61.

I've got enough suggestions above to be able to fit in with 'normal' life, probably SnR in Didsbury.
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Ventura in St Helens very good experienced service. Do not bother with S &R !
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tyke2 wrote:
I think there is a snow n Rock in Didsbury

You are correct but the workshop is at Chill Factore.
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To resurrect an old thread, I’m moving to chortlon I the next month or so, is the snow and rock in didsbury (or at chill factor) any good for ski servicing in peoples opinion? Or should I just make the trip up to Rivington alpine and get them done there?
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@MountainIdiot, you can also go to Ventura in St Helens

Personally I find snow & rock very hit and miss, sometimes they have experienced staff who'll do a great job, some days it'll be a junior staff member who's had a 1 day course and never actually skied.. but they charge the same whoever you get so it's better to go to an independent.
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Or buy your own waxing and tuning kit from Jon at The Piste Office https://thepisteoffice.com.
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thanks @dp, hadn't thought of St Helens, quick google reveal both ventura and rivington alpine are 32 mins drive away, so not too bad really. I presume you have experience with ventura? would you recommend?

Think I may be spending quite a lot of time near there due to work so could work out well, even if i'm not nearby though I suppose its worth those few minutes in the car to go to an independent who cares a bit more

@Themasterpiece, I could do that, but will be moving around a bit over the next 12 months and really won't have the space. once I settle down and have a garage of my own to set up in and store tools etc then i'm sure i'll be paying jon a visit!
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@MountainIdiot, I've used Ventura but not for a few years. However, when I did use them they were very helpful and did a good job. I'd recommend them.
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+1 for Ventura, proper family-run business with several decades of expertise. Chris and his daughter Kayleigh really know their stuff.
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@MountainIdiot, welcome to chorlton snowHead
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