Updated: Aug 23, 2021
Northern Vermont is one of our favorite ski destinations – from its classic New England charm, to its generous (we know, we know, it's all relative) snowfall, and its top-notch resorts. Plus, Burlington is an awesome mountain (and lake!) town within easy driving distance of some of the best skiing Vermont has to offer. If you find yourself in Northern Vermont, here are our top ski shops for new gear, tune-ups, and good vibes!
We’ve put together an insider guide on the best shops for gear sales, rentals, fitting and tuning. See below for our favorite places to gear up within the town of Stowe.
Pinnacle Ski and Sports
Best for Rentals and Demos. Offering100+ unique models of demo skis and snowboards, this is the place to go for renting and leasing gear. Inner Bootworks is also located here and offers custom boot fitting.
AJ’s Ski and Sports
(802) 253-4593 | stowesports.com
Best one stop shop: A very well rounded shop off of Mountain Road. AJ’s offers an excellent selection of skis, snowboards, clothing, accessories and services.
Best for deals: Some of the best prices for ski rentals and repairs in the Stowe area. Conveniently located on Mountain Road. The staff is also very knowledgable.
Front Four Rentals & Demo Center
(802) 253-3675 |stowe.com/rentals
Best for on mountain service: Located at the Mansfield Lodge Base Area, this is the place for all of your on-mountain rental and gear needs. If you are staying at the Spruce Peak base area, check out TrueNorth – (802-253-3630)
Click here for our full guide to Stowe with resort ratings, insider tips, top trails, itineraries, dining and après ski recommendations.
We spent the month of January skiing Sugarbush, and these are our top picks for shops in the Waitsfield/Warren area!
Best for everything snowboarding. If you ride on one plank there is no better place to be, period. From boards to apparel to everything in between, this is the number one shop in Vermont (and beyond) for snowboarding. Ask for Travis!
Best for boots, boots, boots. With over 147 combined years of experience, the staff at Alpine Options is unsurpassed when it comes to boot fitting knowledge. Toss in a selection of boots from 10+ premium brands and you've got the total package.
Vermont North Ski Shop
Best for rentals and a quick tune. Family owned and operated since 1972, Vermont North offers overnight tuning and a full rental shop This is currently the only place in town that you can rent without a reservation. Say hi to Roxy and Minnow!
Click here for our full guide to Sugarbush with resort ratings, insider tips, top trails, itineraries, dining and après ski recommendations.
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