Park City Boot Room is a thoroughly technical, hands on workshop, assessing individual equipment needs for skiers who demand performance, appreciate great equipment, and understand that refining that equipment for fit and function is part of the journey to reach your skiing potential.


Speed... Because hundies matter

The clock doesn't lie, and the winning margin can be down to a few hundredths of a second. Ski boot considerations, for hard snow, heavily angled, knife edge precision come down to generating energy while maintaining body position. Smooth is fast, efficiency generates speed, momentum down the fall line wins races. Balance and power are paramount. These are lower volume, stiffer flex rating, solid shell, more aggressive pitched boots. The whole boot can be torn down and built back up within millimeters of your exact foot shape. Each foot shape is carved into thick plastic with various methods... grinding, heat stretching, and cutting away parts of the internal mold. A low volume custom footbed is added that ensures lateral movements transfer directly to the ski. Angles of the upper cuff and inner boot board are carefully adjusted to match the range of motion in your lower leg joints, and support the entire joint chain. Liners are thin and firm, but enable direct transmission of power. Lateral balance is measured and adjusted through cuff alignment and boot sole canting techniques.


Soul... The journey is often the reward

Big mountain, side country, backcountry... it really never mattered what the industry calls it. To you, it's a great way to experience the mountains in winter. Your gear choices are complex but simple. You must have comfort, warmth, ease, low weight and snow feel, for extended time frames. But, when it's time to reap the rewards, you need power and reliability. Boot considerations for this class involve pin pointing the trouble spots before they arise. Allowing the foot to move, breath and articulate, but never loosing the hold and connection to your ski. Footbeds need to support foot flex, have some cushioning aspects, but keep the natural shape and direct the lower leg drive of an active ankle. Liners usually have custom heat molding materials and must stay connected to you even while hiking and skinning. The stakes are higher that far out of area, and any small irritation or inefficiency is unacceptable.


Style... The master of you're own domain

Freeskiing, big mountain jib, park and pipe have kicked the next generation of ski lifers into full swing. Every day the sport evolves, every day you accomplish something personal. The ski/boot/binding package is meant for versatility... an extension of your brain. Mobility and reaction drive new technique. Spin, air, tap, redirect... all new functions for your gear. Boot design is more neutral, the stance flatter, flex patterns softer, angles more upright. This, combined with closer to symmetrical ski camber profiles and larger sweet spots allow multiple planes of complex movements. Adjustments are made for flex, upper cuff heights, lower leg and ankle contact for support and energy drive. Shock absorbing materials are crucial to surviving that off axis landing position. Boots for these athletes apply to a whole new set of fit and function rules. But, the pilot's feel on snow, is what matters!



Skier & Boot Assessment


Custom Insoles

Custom Modifications

Shell & Liner Modifications

Stance and balance

Stance & Balance Refinement


Ski System Integration

If you're looking for a ski boot to become an extension of your anatomy, come to Park City Boot Room and see why Matt fits the nation's elite ski racers, freeskiers and industry pros. Based on individual foot measurements and ski specific biomechanics, your boots will be assessed, custom footbeds are integrated, and shells and liners modified for foot shape. Finally, fore/aft balance and lateral alignment is tested, all for optimal feel and performance on snow! It doesn't finish with your boots. The entire ski/boot/binding package is reviewed, integrating the proper boot design, flex, and stance with a specific category of skis and adjusting the overall balance through binding position and toe/heel differential. This is where Park City Boot Room sets itself apart! This "set-up" is crucial and specific to terrain choice and snow conditions, and seldom adjusted as a complete package.


Matt Schiller
Owner, Park City Boot Room

Howdy! I have amassed extensive equipment service experience at the highest levels, working directly with manufactures, World Cup racers, PSIA Demo Team Instructors, X Games athletes, and Big Mountain movie icons, which has afforded me the skills and insight attained only through these fantastic people and performance partnerships. I have worked for three major Alpine hard goods brands in Racing and Promotions roles, and most recently at Atomic USA as the National Competition Director. I was Equipment Service Manager for the U.S. Ski Team Men's World Cup group through the Vancouver Olympics, and have worked at virtually every level of skiing including a lift operator, ski instructor, ski patroller, race coach, World Cup serviceman and manufacturer's rep. A current Masterfit University Instructor and Ski Magazine tester, combined with the passion and technical hand skills handed down from iconic mentors, affords me a wholistic perspective to skiing dynamics and performance and a thorough understanding of "how equipment works". Holding certifications as a PSIA Level III instructor, USSA National Coach, CSCA Level III Coach and EMT, the fundamental movement patterns and biomechanical basis that I use to fit each individual boot for each type of skier, ensures the goal of attaining a great skiing system.

What the media has to say about Matt

Wired     Ski Racing-Flex of Gold     SkiNet     Masterfit University     Ski Racing Magazine     Ski Racing-5 Mistakes You're Making with Boots

Yelp Reviews

  • "There are two people that do work on my ski boots... Myself and Matt Schiller. I have trusted Matt for 15+ years and I don't think I will ever change. He has World Cup and All Mountain experience in building ski boots to make you the best skier possible. I trust Matt and so should you."

    − Michael Rogan, PSIA Alpine Team Captain, Director of Instruction SKI Magazine, Operations Manager Portillo Chile, USSA Fundamental Skills and Technique Coach

  • "My boots have never been so dialed in. I can't believe what seem to be such minor adjustments could be so beneficial for my skiing. Matt is a true professional who shows a genuine passion for skiing and equipment."

    − Drew Duffy, USST Development Team, US National Super G Champion

  • "Your ski boots are THE most important piece of ski equipment you own and I trust my feet to none other that Matt Schiller. Not only does he listen to what my needs and wants are in a pair of boots but he exceeds my expectations in every way, every time I see him. Being a female that wants to fashionable, comfy & kick some serious butt out on the slopes he made sure that my boots did exactly that. He comes from a pure performance background helping athletes on the U.S. Ski Team compete to be best in the world and now helps everyone with a love for skiing perform their best too. If you are even thinking about boots and the comfort of your feet during the winter, Matt Schiller is your guy - HANDS DOWN!!! "

    − Shannon Bahrke Happe, 3 Time Olympian, 2 Time Olympic Medalist, Moguls

  • "As a professional skier with a background in ski racing my ski boots are by far my most important piece of equipment. I am so grateful for the attention Matt puts in to perfecting my equipment. His experience is unparalleled. He has a full understanding of the need for performance and comfort. I consider myself a "special needs" client with bone spurs, a large female foot in a men's boot and a need for a high performance boot that I can spend 10 hours a day in. Matt is a true problem solver and is invested in my performance. I'm stoked to have him on my team! Thanks, Matt!"

    − Sierra Quitiquit, Pro Freeskier/Model

  • "Matt is a classy guy and an expert boot fitter. He is equally comfortable letting you make the decisions as to how you want your boot set up as he is recommending what he considers to be the best option for your performance. That is a special and admirable blend. I have sought Matt's expertise on numerous occasions in setting up my boots and alignment and have always benefited from his keen eye."

    − Robin Barnes, PSIA National Alpine Team, Portillo Chile Ski School Director


2065 Sidewinder Drive, Park City, Utah 84060
(435) 901-2562 ·
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