The Ski Tuning of Champions

Established in 2005 by former U.S. Ski Team technician Jeff Butz, Podium Ski Service is dedicated to providing the highest level of ski tuning available. Podium services anyone from aggressive recreational skiers, to junior racers, to World-Cup level athletes. Competitive skiers from across the nation send their skis to Podium for championship waxing & tuning. Resort property managers from across Park City send their clients' skis to Podium because they appreciate the exacting attention to detail and timely service you'd expect from technicians who cater to champions.

Jeffrey Butz - Owner

At the age of 16, Jeff began tuning skis in his uncle’s ski shop in New Jersey. During college he continued to work in ski shops in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Jeff moved to Park City in 1995 and worked in various shops, including Precision Ski, and Rennstall before going to work for the US Ski Team in 2002. Jeff worked with both the World Cup Women’s Speed Team and Women’s Development Team.

Andy "Octane" Baillargeon - Chief Technician

Andy brings with him years of ski racing experience, including four years as a U.S. Ski Team technician.   Andy worked the World Cup circuit last season tuning for Steven Nyman, including the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino.


It takes more than just waxing cycles to turn your skis into rockets.  Podium uses all the tools and techniques used on the World Cup, BBQ brushing, sanding, fibertex, and of course hot boxing.  To unleash the gliding potential of your skis, the bases must be “opened” using steel brushes, then gentle polished by sanding and fibertexing; between each step the bases are cleaned and hot boxed to ensure maximum wax penetration and bonding.  World Cup technicians use these techniques, not only to prep new skis but squeeze more speed and acceleration out of fast skis.  Need a regrind?  Podium can help choose the right grind whether you have one ski that needs to be fast in all conditions or you have a quiver of skis for different conditions.