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Top Ski Shops in Southern Vermont

Several Avant Ski contributors have home bases in Southern VT. They've put their heads together to share our go-to ski shops in the Golden Triangle – Stratton, Magic Mountain, and Bromley and Mt. Snow. New gear, tune-ups or rentals...we have you covered.


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Equipe Sport

(802) 297-2847 | equipesport.com


Best for Convenience and Selection. With four locations in Southern Vermont, Equipe Sport is dedicated to the outdoor enthusiast. Their flagship store is located minutes from Stratton's Base in Rawsonville (Junction of Route 30 and Route 100). The Stratton Village shop is convenient for gear tune-ups and boot fittings, though charges a small premium for rentals. Reserve in advance for the best daily rental rates.

Mountain Riders, located across the street from the Rawsonville store, serves the area’s snowboarding community. The West Dover shop is located on the Mount Snow access road and caters to skiers, riders, cyclists and kayakers.



First Run Ski Shop

(802) 297-4321 | stratton.com/firstrun


Best for Demos & Tune-ups. This multi-level shop in Stratton’s Mountain Village, has the newest gear and apparel along with excellent customer service. The upstairs portion is a ski and snowboard tuning shop with fast turnarounds. First Run has you covered whether skiing, skinning, hiking, biking or in search of a hammock.



The STARTINGATE

(802) 297-1213 | startingate.net


Best for High End Gear & Racer Needs. Located in Bondville, VT, just a quarter mile from the Stratton Mountain access road, Starting Gate has been around for 40 years. The store has high-end range of globally curated ski equipment and clothing. They are known for servicing racers and recreational skiers with stance assessments and experienced boot fitting. They are the exclusive dealer in the area for Atomic, Fisher and Head skis and exclusive apparel dealer for Kjus, Mountain Force, Phenix and more. Don’t miss their "mountain" of old boots.

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