By Lauren I.
If you’re planning on hitting the slopes this winter season, outfitting yourself with the right gear is crucial. Whether you’re just putting on skis for the first time or your long-loved gear needs updating, the local, expertly-staffed ski and snowboard shops of New York State are here to help. Check out our favorites.
Family-run since 1945, what began as a small sport shop has since expanded into multiple locations and become the area’s authority on ski and snowboard equipment. The shops sell equipment and apparel from the top brands in winter sports, including Armada, Volkl, and Rossignol.
Since 1962, this year-round ski and snowboard shop has been a magnet for winter-sports enthusiasts. The staff can make recommendations, perform repairs and tune-ups, and provide rental equipment for your time on the slopes.
Consistently voted one of the best ski and snowboard shops in the area, this shop stocks top brands like Volkl, Rossignol, and Salomon, and boasts a staff with some serious winter spot expertise.
Since 1975, this outdoor gear store in the heart of the Adirondacks has been trying and testing its own equipment to ensure the utmost quality standards. As a result, whether you’re seeking ski or snowboard gear, the staff has expertise and can help you make the right decision.
Skis, boots, poles, bindings, snowboards, snowshoes, and all the apparel that goes with it—whatever your winter sport of choice, Alpine Sport Shop has it in stock. The staff has expertise and can help you find what you want.
With a knowledgeable staff and a diverse selection of cross-country and downhill skis and snowboards, this Lake Placid shop will meet your winter sporting needs. They also have a “recyclery” upstairs, with secondhand gear for discounted prices.
Named after a Norse sea god and run by local New Yorkers who surf, skate, and snowboard, this gorgeous, light-filled store sells only the type of high-quality gear that the owners would use themselves.
With an enormous selection of ski and snowboard gear, this flagship SoHo store has everything you need to hit the slopes. In addition to high-quality equipment and gear, the staff at the store is extremely knowledgeable and willing to help.
Since 1961, this Westchester ski gear shop has been providing snow sports enthusiasts with top-quality gear, equipment, and services like tuning and repairs.
In the winter, this shop transforms into a full-service ski and snowboard shop. With locations in Greenvale, Levittown, Farmingdale, Lake Grove, and Ronkonkoma, this store stocks everything from clothing and helmets to skis and board from brands like Rossignol, K2, and Burton.