First off, I realize this question is more appropriate in the gear or regional thread, but those areas don't seem to get much attention. Admins, please let this thread sit in Ski Gabber for a couple of days until it gets some replies, then feel free to move it to a more appropriate location. Thanks.
So I've just purchased a couple expensive pairs of skis and bindings for myself and the GF. The problem is, I unfortunately live in Charleston, South Carolina and I don't know of any shops locally that I trust to mount my bindings... We plan on taking a couple East Coast trips this year before taking our big West Coast Vacation. Most likely will be in the Sugar/App/Beech area in NC, and the Snowshoe/Canaan area in WV. Does anybody have recommendations for some reliable/experienced ski shops in these areas or in SC? Obviously I don't want some local bumpkin drilling holes in my new skis. Also, any opinions on the Asheville REI on I-26? Does it have a good shop with experienced folks? Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.