Updated: Mar 27, 2022
Boston is the gateway to skiing and riding in New England. No surprise then that the greater Boston area has top-notch ski shops. Most shops also have seasonal rental programs. We share our favorites below.
The Ski Monster, Boston
Best all-around experience. Founded in a college dorm room in 2007, Ski Monster has grown into Boston's premier ski and snowboard shop. The West End shop features a full range of skis, boards, boots and apparel from more than 125 leading brands including Flylow, Burton, The North Face, and Smith Optics. Don't be fooled by the laid back atmosphere, the staff is incredibly knowledgable and the selection, unparalleled. Ski Monster is open by appointment only, which allows them to provide an unmatched customer experience. Click here to schedule an appointment.
Country Ski & Sport
(617) 773-3993 | countryski.com
A South Shore institution. Driving through Boston on I-93, you can't miss the billboards for Country Ski & Sport. With locations in Quincy, Westwood, and Hanson, they have the South Shore covered with a full service shop and brand list as long as the dictionary. Pro Tip: The Country Ski Expo takes place Veterans Day Weekend (Thurs - Sun) in Hanover, MA and is a great place to score an incredible deal on equipment before the season starts.
Seasonal Rental Program: Seasonal rentals start at $139 for juniors and $219 for adults.
Sun & Ski Sports
(781) 826-3556 | sunandski.com
Everything under one roof. A national brand, Sun & Ski Sports has two locations in the Greater Boston area – Pembroke and Woburn. Sun & Ski has a robust selection of ski and snowboard gear from leading brands, plus an extensive rental program. Summer Tip: Sun & Ski also provides all of the gear for biking, running, and watersports.
Seasonal Rental Program: Sun & Ski offers seasonal rentals for juniors. Rent skis and boots for $119 for skis or board and boots before October 11; then the price increases to $149.
Ski & Sport Shack, Stoneham
(781) 279-1990 | skisportshack.com
Best value. Family owned since 1971, this local shop specializes in quality gear at an affordable price. This is our favorite spot for kids and/or beginners. It won't break the bank and the knowledgable staff are eager to help new people get to the slopes. Plus Ski & Sport Shack offers a full range of rental equipment for those who want to try things out before they commit to buying.
Seasonal Rental Program: Extensive seasonal rental program includes ski and snowboard equipment, along with helmets, cross-country skis, and ski blades. Pricing starts at $150 for juniors and $260 for adults. Full details here.
Ski Haus, Burlington
(781) 279-1990 | skihaus.com Fantastic customer experience. Family-owned since 1965, this shop prides itself on outstanding customer service. With a range of ski and snowboard equipment and fitting, tuning, and repair services, this is a great option for the Metro-West area.
Seasonal Rental Program: Ski Haus offers seasonal equipment rentals for junior skiers & riders, starting at $130 for the season.
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