10 Best Ski and Snowboard Stores in Vermont

10 Best Ski and Snowboard Stores in Vermont

The Green Mountain State is a well-known skiing destination, so it is no surprise that you can find more ski and snowboard stores than you can shake a stick at. If it has to do with snow, you can be sure you will find it in Vermont. So, from boots and bindings to outerwear and footwear, look no further than one of the most legendary winter sport states in the country. And come along as we glide through our 10 best ski and snowboard stores in Vermont.

1. The Alpine Shop, South Burlington, VT

The Alpine Shop offers winter gear galore and rentals. With a vast selection of top brands for “skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding, and biking,” their friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you and your family choose the right equipment without overselling. Get skis from Black Diamond, Blizzard, and K2 and boards from Burton and Lib Tech, as well as gear for the whole family, and a top-notch repair shop.

2. Skirack, Burlington, VT

Established in 1969, Skirack was always about getting people outdoors, and they specialize in running, biking, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, and Nordic gear and equipment. One thing you may not find in other state is the presence of a Nordic skiing community, but in Vermont, there is a thriving population of devoted sports people. Luckily, Skirack was voted “New England Nordic Shop of the Year for 2016/2017” and carries the latest racing, touring, backcountry, and Telemark skiing gear. 

3. Burton Flagship Store, Burlington, VT

We know we are preaching to the choir here, as boarding fans probably know this by heart, but Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards in a Vermont barn in 1977, pushing quality over quantity. Helping to drive snowboarding toward legitimacy, Burton shied away from his beliefs. And, today, the brand offers gear, apparel, and a bit of a museum on-site at their flagship store in Vermont’s Queen City.

4. Darkside Snowboards, Multiple locations

Rider owned and operated since 1989, Darkside offers snowboard and ski rentals, as well as snowboard sales. They try to demo every board they sell to give you first-hand knowledge about what you are buying. Plus, Darkside has won "New England Snow Sports Retailer of the Year” multiple times. So get boards from Burton, Arbor, and Rome , and then get your way to the slopes. Find locations in Killington, Ludlow, and Stowe. 

5. Totem Pole Ski Shop, Ludlow, VT

Founded in 1967, Totem is the self-promoted “oldest family-run ski shop” in Vermont. Over the years, Totem has made its home in many places: a barn, an old gas station, a bakery, and a 200-year-old farmhouse. Through all of that, they have offered rental and repair services, and the skiing products you want. 

6. Alpine Options, Warren, VT

The full-service ski and shop in located in Vermont’s Mad River Valley.  With downhill, snowboard, and Nordic skiing gear and apparel, Alpine Options sells product meant exclusively for the packed powder. You won’t find bikes or racquets here, just products from all of your favorite brands like Burton, K2, and Nordica, to name a few. 

7. Mountain Travelers Hike and Ski Shop, Rutland, VT

Offering alpine, backcountry, and Telemark skiing equipment, this husband and wife team is passionate about winter sports. Plus, with products from K2 and Madshus, plus snowshoes, roof racks, apparel, and more, Mountain Travelers has been outfitting skiers since 1976. 

8. High Altitude, West Dover, VT

Serving the ski area around Mount Snow for over 20 years, they rent skis and snowboard for all abilities and levels “from the first time beginner to the seasoned veteran.” And they believe you shouldn't have to pay an arm and a leg to enjoy the slopes. Plus, they carry brands from the top manufacturers like Rossignol , K2, and Burton. 

9. The Snow Job, Inc., Jay, VT

Established in 1974, the Snow Job serves the area around the mighty Jay Peak Mountain Resort. Owned and operated by Mike Murphy, also known as the “Boot Doctor,” Snow job is the place to go to find alleviation from those cramped, painful snow boats. Plus, find brands like Blizzard, Volkl, Merrell , and Spyder.

10. Henderson Ski & Snowboard, Quechee, VT

Henderson features skis from Volkl, Rossignol, and K2. They also carry outerwear from Helly Hansen and a “complete line of Burton snowboards.” Plus, their helpful and knowledgeable staff will help you choose from their vast selection, and you can get a three-state snow report right on their website.

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