Since 2014 I have been the Custom Boot Fitter and Rental Manager at Zirky’s Hotel on Mt Hotham, Victoria in Australia. This year in 2020 I have officially taken over the boot sales and fitting business in Zirky’s as Dan The Boot Man.
I discovered boot fitting in 2001 at Monod Sports in Banff, Alberta and since then I have worked as a Retail boot fitter for Mt Buller in Victoria, Head boot fitter at Silver Star Resort in British Columbia, The resident boot specialist at Mt Hotham in Victoria and Senior boot fitter for Boot Solutions in Niseko Japan. Over the years I have had the privilege to work with and learn from some of the best boot fitters and ski industry professionals in the business enabling me to offer my customers a world class boot fitting experience.
In addition to selling ski and snowboard boots and accessories I have a fully equipped custom boot workshop offering basic services such as liner molding and shell stretching all the way to stance alignment involving shell canting with heel and toe lug routing. These services are available to every skier and boarder across all levels of experience to attain the best balance of comfort and performance.
I am still located in the base of Zirky’s Hotel and will continue to provide a full range of custom fitting products and services including:
- Custom footbed construction
- Custom liner sales
- Booster Straps
- Liner molding and modification
- Shell molding, stretching and grinding
- Stance alignment analysis
- Cuff adjustment
- Inner shell alignment
- Shell canting
- Riser plate installation and shell routing