About Us

Our Story

Race Base Ski Services opened in North Vancouver in 1994 and has been a hidden gem located within The Destination Slope & Surf Outfitters ever since.

Cam Cole, who owns and operates Race Base Ski and Board Services, grew up in Vancouver and has been an avid skier for his entire life. After completing his education, Cameron moved to Whistler and worked as a ski tuner before moving back to Vancouver in 1992. It was natural for Cam to say yes to an opportunity, to open Race Base Ski and Board Services in 1994, which has not changed its focus since it began: to offer its customers a full range of professional ski tuning for all equipment.

In 2016 Race Base bought a new top-of-the-line ski tuning machine from Wintersteiger, the leader in ski and snowboarding tuning machines worldwide. This machine allows us to take the finished quality to the next level on anything from snowboards, back country skis, or race skis. We provide a full spectrum of top-quality tuning.

Our technicians inspect every pair of skis before they tune them. We are always willing to let you know what is required and what is not. We take pride in the quality and craftsmanship put into every ski or board tuned at Race Base. It’s always recommended that you have your equipment tuned at the beginning of the season, then mid-season, or before you put them away for the summer. We sell a full range of tuning supplies for you to upkeep your skis or boards at home as well.

Race Base is open 7 days per week in the winter season. When you visit The Destination Slope & Surf Outfitters you will see Cam in the back shop working hard and always willing to stand behind the work that Race Base does.

Originally located at 1550 Marine Drive in North Vancouver, The Destination Slope & Surf Outfitters and Race Base Ski and Board Services has recently moved to 267 Pemberton Drive, just around the corner! This new space allows them to provide you the same great service as they have for more than 25 years.

Our Ski & Snowboard Technicians

Our technicians have been working in the ski industry for more than 30 years. We are eager to show customers the difference that great technology and experienced technicians can bring to your ski or board experience. Whether you enjoy a social day on the hill or are racing for a spot on the podium, we take great pride in the work we do for our customers.