Best Ski Shop in Boston

2013 Best Ski Shop

East Coast Alpine

Boston

East Coast Alpine boasts the broadest inventory of winter toys in the area, encompassing top brands (Völkl, Atomic, Ride, Mountain Hardware) and the latest technology. Rent skis and snowboards for…Read More

2012 Best Ski Shop

East Coast Alpine

Boston

Powderhounds, rejoice: Suiting up for winter sports is as easy at East Coast Alpine as making turns in rockered skis. And while the gear’s great, we also swing by for…Read More

2011 Best Ski Shop

East Coast Alpine

Boston

East Coast Alpine, which made its Boston debut last fall, carries a truly comprehensive array of top-name snow-carving equipment, clothing, and accessories. Staffers, meanwhile, are adept at customizing your purchase…Read More

2004 Best Ski Shop

Bob Smith’s Wilderness House

Boston

For many Bostonians, summer is a savored moment wedged between the brutal bookends of the New England winter. For skiers, it’s an interruption. They’re already dreaming of the first snowstorm….Read More

2003 Best Ski Shop

Bob Smith’s Wilderness House

Boston

The Boston alpinist’s Valhalla sells all the gear you’ll need to get down the hill—and look damned good doing it. Bob Smith’s stock of sticks is on a par with…Read More

2002 Best Ski Shop

Bob Smith’s Wilderness House

Boston

First things first: If you’re still skiing on old-fashioned straight skis, you should be ashamed of yourself. Skiing has changed dramatically in the past 10 years, thanks to improvements in…Read More

2001 Best Ski Shop

Boston Ski Market

Boston

With easily the most extensive and high-quality selection of gear in town, this enormous store hasn’t just cornered the Boston ski market, it is the Boston ski market. It’s got…Read More

1999 Best Ski Shop

Ski Haus

Wilmington

When you’re looking for the deals on gear, the most helpful staff, and the widest array of clothes, you have to go a few miles out of town. That’s because…Read More

1997 Best Ski Shop

Bob Smith Sporting Goods

Boston

Just because it’s not the biggest doesn’t mean it’s not the best. Anyone who shells out $1,000 for skis, boots, poles, and the attendant paraphernalia might want to come back…Read More

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