About Race Place
Race Place began in 1995 as a family business with a goal of assisting ski racers in developing their potential. With three racers in our family it was natural to become deeply involved in the sport and have spent many hours on the hills, in tuning rooms, talking to you (our customers) and in our "back shop."
Throughout our experience, we saw a great need in the ski and snowboard racing community for quality, accurate, easy to use tuning tools and reliable tuning information. BEAST Tuning was developed to meet this need.
Race Place and BEAST Tuning Tools have become leaders in supplying ski and snowboard racers with:
- A complete assortment of high quality racing supplies, tools, and services to get you to the next level in your performance.
- References, articles, and video for easy to follow, proper tuning procedures to make your tuning life simple and easy.
- A 'Technical Support' staff available toll free (1-800-814-7223) and by email (click here) to discuss any of your questions about tuning.
Phone, e-mail, or stop by our Race Place shop in Bend, Oregon near Mt. Bachelor for a world of racing supplies, ski/snowboard tuning and information. Our hours are Monday-Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm Pacific Standard Time .
Greetings from Race Place
The Holmer family has a long history in the world of skiing. Ski Patrol, Ski Sales Rep, Owning Ski Shops, Beer League racing and our kids ski racing were all a part of family life. Ski racing captivated the family beginning in 1984 with Cami Anne and followed by Eric and Kelsey. We are so proud of their ski racing successes of winning Junior Olympics, State High School Championships, Nor-Am's and many other podiums. Coaching at many levels, including the Olympics and US Ski Team, has been a way of them paying back after their race careers.
Junior Nationals brought us to Bend, Oregon, in 1988, where we then started The Lift Ski Shop. After six years of traditional ski business, we specialized in alpine ski racing with Race Place.
The past few decades have seen Race Place grow as one of the world's most prominent ski racing gear specialists. Attaining this stature is the result of innovation and providing what ski racers need. The development of BEAST Tuning fulfilled a need for tools and wax that were easy to use. Offering the largest selections of Race Suits, Race Skis, Zip-Off Pants, Ski Wax and Tuning Tools has also contributed to our growth. ASPIRE, a Made in the USA high-quality line of GS suits, is our latest innovation.
However, none of our success would be possible without an extremely committed team to communicate with you and process your orders, so you rapidly receive what you want and need. Our team processes and ships every order the weekday it is placed, so that you get your gear as soon as possible!
Thanks to our team and thousands of customers!
The Holmer Family
Meet the Crew
In the ski business since 1968, Scott first started Race Place in 1995 as a family business with a goal of assisting ski racers in developing their potential. It has since evolved into a global company, while maintaining its "home-grown" appeal.
Long time ski racer and former US Ski Team Coach and Equipment Manager. Eric is now heading up our Technical Services Department. If you want fast skis "Homey" is the one to talk to.
Megen grew up ski racing and has coached and worked in the ski industry since 2000. She is currently our manager and soft goods buyer among a variety of other duties.
Part-time DJ (Jeffe) and full-time Beast tool production associate, Jeff grinds, polishes and assembles many of the Beast tools that are produced here at Race Place global HQ.
Our warehouse wizard is a former FIS/collegiate level racer and bike enthusiast. Having finally experienced Burning Man first-hand, he can talk both Art and Science.
If attention to detail is what you are after, Carrie should be your first choice. From merchandising to sales to shipping, Carrie has you covered.