Snowtrax is the largest independent ski and snowboard retailer in the UK. Come and vist us in our ski shop in Christchurch, Dorset.

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Burton SLX availble at SnowtraxOur Snowboard boot fitters try every boot we stock before they hit the shop floor. The time we dedicate to testing the latest kit ensures we can provide you with a comfy boot that gets the most out of your winter holiday – we’re so confident in our expertise, we’ll even guarantee your comfort!

Here’s what to expect when having your Snowboard boots fitted here at The Boot Lab – Snowtrax…

• Discussion – We talk to you about ability and where you prefer to ride. Discuss any issues you’ve had with previous boots, either owned or rented. From beginner to seasoned rider, we can help you select the correct boot.

• Foot Analysis – We’ll measure your feet & assess their shape. It sounds obvious, but just asking your show size isn’t enough to go on – we want to ensure you get the very best fit.

• Socks – Often forgotten, a good quality sock will make a massive difference to the fit of your boots, keeping you warmer and improve moisture management. Our fitters will discuss what type of sock you are using.

• Boot Selection – We’ll select a few models of boot that suit your foot shape, ability & the style of boot you are looking for.

• Trying On – Before putting the boots on there’s 2 things to be aware of. Firstly, the fit will be snugger than the footwear you turned up in. This is normal, the boot should feel snug. Secondly, the inner liners bed in over the first few days of snowboarding; the liners pad down so it’s important the boot feels snug initially, they will loosen up with use.

• Insole – After narrowing down your selection of boots we’ll discuss various options of supportive insole. This is essential for nearly all types of foot to ensure comfort is guaranteed. We offer a range of choices depending on your foot type, either pre shaped or fully customised to your feet.

• Customisation – We’ll heat up your boots & customise them to your feet. You may think the box fit is good, but wait until you have them thermally formed to your own individual fit.


We now offer a limited number of appointments all bookable online:
Book a Boot Fit Here

By making a booking you guarantee one of our expert boot technicians will be available to help you find your perfect pair of snowboard boots. But don’t worry if there is no appointment on the day you require. We only offer a small number of slots as bookable, the majority of our appointments on a walk in basis. We should be able to accommodate you; however during busy periods there may be a short wait.


• Our staff are fully trained & offer excellent advice.
• We have one of the largest collections of snowboard boots in the UK.
• No Risk – Try your boots at home & if your feet are not happy we’ll offer you a free exchange or full refund within 30 days.
• Free custom fitting & heat moulding.
• Even after use the boots are still covered by our fitting Guarantee.


• Free refit anytime, for the life of the boot.
• Free customisation for the life of the boot.
• If unused & un modified, you can return your boots up to 30 days from date of purchase for a free exchange or full refund.
• If your feet are unhappy after use, we offer an exchange within 6 months from date of purchase – A rental fee will be applied*
• A well fitted technical snowboard sock & supportive insole must be used with the boot for the guarantee to apply. We strongly recommend these are purchased with the boots for the best comfort & performance.
• Proof of purchase is required; please keep your receipt safe.

*Rental fee will be approximately 20%-30% of RRP of the boot depending on use.