Chairlift Chats: Carbon ski boots will dramatically improve your skiing.

Posted on December 20, 2018 by Warner

Welcome back to Chairlift Chats!


What you’re made does matter.

Even with the best Polyurethane materials used to make plastic ski boots its stiffness changes by 500% from room temperature to -20 Celsius.  The materials we use in your Dodge Ski Boots are not temperature sensitive.

Our carbon fiber composite material is 1600 times stiffer (in compression and tension) by weight compared to the best materials used in plastic boots.  This hugely matters when you’re making a turn.

We’ll make you a better skier.  Guaranteed.

Watch this short 1-minute 47-second video to understand.

– The Dodge Boot Family

Chairlift Chats: We are the most custom fit boot in the world, let us explain…

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Warner

Welcome back to Chairlift Chats

A lot of people ask us, “How are you the most custom fit ski boot in the world?”  Well, let us explain it in this short 2-minute video.

It revolves around different shell widths, sizes, buckles, tongues, liners, and a cuff that can be aligned 3 degrees forward/backward and right/left.

Then our industry exclusive 3D-Fitting App builds a model of your feet that shows us things you never knew about your feet so we can make them fit just right.

The bottom line is boots are the most important part of your equipment and if yours fit right you definitely will be a better skier.

Which brings us back to our motto, we’ll make you a better skier.   Guaranteed.

Have a great weekend!!

The Dodge Boot Family!


Chairlift Chats: This is How We solve burning, tingling, and cold toes in ski boots

Posted on November 30, 2018 by Warner

Welcome back to Chairlift Chats.

There are many skiers that deal with burning, tingling, and cold toes in their ski boots.   In this chat, Dave Dodge explains what he has learned from over 40 years of working in the winter sports industry and the most important punch that many boot fitters miss.

If you ever experience this or have friends that have, you won’t want to miss this video about the importance of relieving pressure on your tibial nerve.

All the best,

The Dodge Boot Family!

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Chairlift Chats: Legendary Coach, Ante Kostelic explains athlete development in 3 minutes.

Posted on October 5, 2018 by Warner

This week’s chairlift chat is with legendary father/coach Ante Kostelic talking about athlete development from birth to becoming a champion.

He stresses the importance of repeat, repeat, repeat from ages 10-15 among other things. It is a short, powerful chat that you don’t wanna miss!


We’re in the news (again)!

Posted on October 1, 2018 by Bill

It was a nice surprise when Business People Vermont magazine called us last month wanting to do an article on Dodge Ski Boots. Writer Phyl Newbeck arrived at the shop and interviewed us, ( ie, listened to our stories) and photographer Brad Pettingill showed up a few days later to try to make us look good.


Check out the article here:

Chairlift Chats: Ever Wonder How Norway Won 39 Medals in PyeongChang

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Warner

This week’s chairlift chat is with Leif Nestvold-Haugen about Norwegian Ski Team Culture.  It starts with a discussion of cultural norms and how husband and wife often combine last names. That is why he recently changed his last name from Haugen to Nestvold-Haugen last summer.   But, the bulk of this discussion is about Norwegian ski team culture.  Norwegian had the highest medal count in the 2018 Olympics with 39 medals and the bulk of those medals were won in snow sports.

This is a great chat to learn more about team culture and the Norwegian model.





Chairlift Chats: The best moments of Tom Wallisch’s career?

Posted on May 9, 2018 by Warner

The spring and summer will bring fewer chairlift chats, but we are excited to share this one with X-Games Champion, Tom Wallisch, explaining his favorite moments as a professional freeskier.

Wallisch also talks about how retirement just means he’s skiing a lot more powder than rails and he is enjoying his work as a commentator for big events like X-Games.

Make sure to check out this chat with a great guy!
Check it out!


Chairlift Chats: What does Florian Land Think About Editing Videos?

Posted on April 19, 2018 by Warner

This week’s chairlift chat is with Florian Land a 27-year-old video editor and creator. He first found stardom from doing a compilation video for Jon Olsson and since then he has been focusing on making videos as much as possible.

Florian gives great advice on how to think about putting together a video, the importance of watching your videos after making them, and how vital it is to keep practicing and making more content.


Chairlift Chats: Warner Nickerson Explains his new Vlogging Adventure

Posted on April 12, 2018 by Warner


Hope you are having a fantastic spring!

This week’s chairlift chat is with Warner Nickerson discussing his new video blog or vlog.  During a trip to Japan with fellow world-class skier, Jon Olsson, Warner started making daily videos.    Now he’s up to 43 videos in two months and going strong with great support from the YouTube community with over 37,000 subscribers.

Check out this chairlift chat to learn more about Warner’s new vlogging adventure and struggles making 3-7 videos per day.


Chairlift Chats: Is there Backcountry Skiing in the East?

Posted on April 5, 2018 by Warner

This week’s chairlift chat is with Andrew Drummond discussing his passion to bring backcountry skiing to the east coast. Ski The Whites is his backcountry retail, rental, brand, media, and lifestyle company.

Andrew and his longtime girlfriend Hilary McCloy, former U.S. Ski Team member, physical therapist, and co-founder of Backcountry Bliss, just love the outdoors and skiing.

During this chat we discuss Friday Night Lights their weekly backcountry event which brings together like-minded people in New England for an evening of backcountry skiing at Black Mountain in Jackson, NH.

This chat takes place on our way to ski Tuckerman’s Ravine.