As the USSA Masters Manager of the U.S. Ski Team Masters Program, I have been in this sport and racing since 1969. Junior racing, NCAAA racing, Pro racing and for the past 35 year Masters racing and coaching at the PC Masters program. I have seen it all. I run the Park City Masters program that started in 1990. Bootworks and Ernie were there then and are still there, Really what else has to be said? Sure I have looked around and had some boot work done here and there but in the end Ernie knows the deal and fixed me again and again as he did today, canting and pressure points. If I have Master racer who is in Park City to train and needs a proper fit (boots last a lot longer than skis) I send them to Ernie & the team at Bootworks.
- Bill Skinner, USSA Masters Manager & Park City Masters Coach
“I have purchased several pair of boots from Ernie and have been more than satisfied. He fits you once and you never have to go back. You walk out of the shop and you’re immediately skiing in comfort. Thank you Ernie!” — JONI BORGHESANI
"Bootworks understands my feet. They know which shell is best for my foot and they punch and align my boots to perfection. I can wear my race boots all day with comfort. Bootworks is the best."
— ROD BADGER, MD / Average Master Alpine Racer at Park City
/ Reasonably Good Cardiologist - University of Utah
“I have been a Bootworks customer ever since I moved to town almost 25 years ago. Up until then I never had a pair of boots that fit, and I always thought ski boots had to hurt and that my feel had to be cold. All it took was one fitting session to see the error of my ways...a proper fitting boot doesn't have to hurt, and when the fit is correct your feet stay warmer as well. Bootworks is boot fitting done right by professional bootfitters who actually ski the mountain.”
— BOB PHILLIPS / KEY ACCOUNTS MANAGER
"Purchasing a new pair of ski boots is a big decision. Getting them customized to your foot is an even bigger decision. I had the good fortune of spending over 40 years in the business and I can say, without question, getting your new boots customized at Bootworks will pay huge dividends in both comfort and performance! Skiing boots "out of the box" would be like driving your car on 4 spare tires!!!"
— PETER CURTIS / Former General Manager / PCMR
"I have been going to Bootworks for 20 plus years. Ernie and his staff have the experience and technology to optimize my boots so I can ski my best. They will put you in the right boot, build a contemporary foot bed and then fine tune your fit and alignment."
— JOHN GUAY / DIRECTOR OF SKIER SERVICES, DEER VALLEY
"I have visited many boot fitters in different parts of the country, and even in Austria. My foot is very difficult to fit, and so I grew to expect many follow–up visits to get an acceptable fit. When I learned about Bootworks about ten years ago, I brought them a pair of boots I had purchased at another shop in Park City. I was delighted when Bootworks quickly corrected the fit. Since that day, I have relied on Bootworks to fit each year’s new boots. I am always impressed with their ability to quickly modify boots for the most comfortable fit for my challenging foot. Bootworks has earned my trust, my thanks, and my recommendation." — RICHARD SLABINSKI JR.
"We consider Jeff Ernst and the professional staff at Bootworks one of the gems of Park City. Bootworks is the absolute only place to buy ski boots. Whether you ski Park City Mountain Resort or any other mountain, getting your ski boots at Bootworks is your best move. Jeff and his staff take great care in making sure your boots are high quality, comfortable and perfectly fitted - all at a reasonable price bound to make any customer happy. Before Bootworks, I could not wait to get my boots off. Now I just marvel at the comfort and performance. My wife was ready to give up skiing until Ernie fit her perfectly with very comfortable boots. My wife and I are intermediate skiers, but my children are all expert skiers. All four of them are delighted with their ski boots from Bootworks. I often stop in to chat with Ernie and his staff, and enjoy hearing other pleased customers thanking them for finally having comfortable and high performance ski boots. There seems to be no type of foot that Bootworks can’t fit. The highest possible quality, best fit, great prices, and a caring and professional staff make the Bootworks experience the best!"
— CHRIS GALLAGHER & FAMILY /LONGSTANDING BOOTWORKS CUSTOMERS