Words from others

They’ve become better boot fitters—and so can you!

I’ve been going to MFU for a number of years and this year’s Master’s Plus course is the best and most informative I’ve ever attended. It’s extremely worthwhile even for highly experienced bootfitters. The instructors put forth maximum effort and pass on valuable knowledge.- Jim Cummings, Jack Frost Ski Shop, Sunday River, ME
Should be required training for all snow sports instructors who teach PSIA Level 1 and up.- Paul McMorris, writer, Snow Industry Letter
I learned a lot and feel better equipped to do my job.- Rory Lessig, The Loft, Tannersville, PA
I’ve been to Master Fit University four times and it just keeps getting better. The instructors’ lectures and break-out sessions provided excellent theory and hands-on ’real-world’ practice. I work almost exclusively with ski racers and serious skiers. It is impressive how much I continue to learn and fine-tune my boot fitting skills including footbeds, shell modifications, alignment and skier balance as a direct result of attending Masterfit U. I refer to the course reference manual time and time again. I highly recommend this course to serious boot fitters.- Don Walde, Bootfitter, Post Falls, ID
The session on cant adjustment was excellent!- Nancy John, Mountain Visions, Killington, VT
I was very impressed. All the instructors were kind, considerate and well-spoken.- Jenine Bourbonnais, Evolution Whistler, Whistler BC
The lectures were awesome and there’s great dynamics between the staff. I always left the making footbeds to someone else but now I feel like I can deliver a better product than anyone in town.- Peter Dorsey, Olympic Cycle & Ski, Vernon, BC
Hands down better than ever. Don’t change a damn thing.- Mark Haas, Country Ski & Sport, Montoursville, PA
Great mix of instructors and personalities. Thanks for sharpening my skills. This is the best clinic I’ve been to yet.- Gary Lajoie, Loon Mtn. Ski Shop, Lincoln, NH
Second time I’ve attended and I learned just as much as the first. Great job!- Ken Sheldon, Sales Rep, Tecnica USA
I wish I had attended Masterfit U years ago. I highly recommended your class to other instructors at both resorts I work at. Your classes are fundamental to establishing a rock solid foundation from which growth and improvement can take place as skiers. As a ski instructor I can’t begin to emphasize the importance of getting dialed into a proper boot fit. I wish I had been tuned into this much earlier in my skiing career.- Bill Davis, PSIA Instructor, Devil’s Head, WI & Park City Mountain Resort, UT
Your course is a real good value and I have been telling other C.peds about it. It was just as helpful to what I do every day with shoes as any other course I have attended. You gave a lot of valuable information that other continuing education courses overlook and really should not. My hat is off to you!- Steve La Fond, C. Ped., Schuler Shoes, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
A great course. You’ve done well to include a ton of info for all levels.- Don Greiert, C. Ped., Footstride Technology, Snohomish, WA
Great job! Obviously experienced instructors- Glen DeCarteret, C. Ped, Sound Limbs O & P, Bethel, ME
Big improvements on the alignment sessions since I last attended five years ago.- Gord Pranschke, Podiatrist, T & L Fit Lab, Ottawa, ON, Canada
I have been to five Masterfit seminars and have been fitting boots since 1989 and I still pick up of good fitting and analysis ideas every time I attend. I recommend these seminars even to the most experienced boot fitters.- Derek Hodson, Manager, Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare, Steamboat, CO
I sent three employees to Masterfit U and they all came back absolutely pumped. It’s great that we can tap into such a great resource.- Will Hurley, Owner, Outspokin Bicycle & Sport, Newbury, NH
By far the best course I go to. Instructors are the best.- David Chandonnet, Certified Orthotist, Northeast Pedorthics, Hooksett, NH
A whole heap of info in a short amount of time. Content was fantastic.- Avery Pesce, Boston Ski & Tennis, Newton, MA
The associate course was excellent. The instructor offered easy to understand explanations and often more than one way to ensure we all understood. Good pace and well laid out course.- Jason Nesbit, Tommy & Lefebvre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Second time I’ve been back and it’s better than ever. The instructors make it easy to understand the material.- Denise Gritzner, C. Ped, Charlemont, MA
I come back every year. Every shop should.- Chris Lyons, Northern Ski Works, Ludlow, VT
Great program! So good to get out of our box and brainstorm with others. The more I learn the more I find out there is to learn.- Ben Wax, C. Ped, Inner Bootworks, Stowe, VT
Every year our employees come back with new, exciting boot fitting information and techniques. We’ve been attending Masterfit fit for years and it never gets dull. MFU instructors are right on target and keep the information simple to understand. The AT and hiking boot sessions were great added value to the courses.- Phil Burgess, Owner, Ski Stop, Westwood, MA
It was worth travelling across the Atlantic Ocean. I will be back next year.- Marco-Paul Brejer, Dutch Bootfitter, Utrecht, Netherlands
Masterfit University is great! I enjoyed the associates program the first year so much that I came back for the Masters last year and will definitely sign up for another course this year. I have learned so much about boot fitting and enjoy being able to apply it. The rewards at the end of the day when someone comes in, when the lifts close, and give you a hug or a few bucks for a beer and say ‘thank you so much, I was able to ski all day with my family….. comfortably!’ are awesome!!- Penny Spoja, Asst. Mgr. & Hardgoods Buyer, Butternut Ski & Snowboard Shop
MFU is a great way to kick off the year! It’s very beneficial to join in discussions and brainstorm with such a knowledgeable group of bootfitters and instructors.- Shon Racicot, Owner, The Boot Pro, Ludlow, VT