Congratulations on learning how to ski or snowboard! VIsiting a local snow sports retail shop is a great way to learn more about the sport and winter sports products.The Find Gear/Retail Stores By Region drop down menu can help you find them. These shops are your best source of information on the latest in snow sports products.
Ski and snowboard shops are loaded with all the latest gear including skis, snowboards, boots, jackets, pants, gloves, goggles and more. Watch for special promotions and great deals. Local retail shops often host gear swaps and other special events. All shops have knowledgable and friendly staff on hand to answer questions and get you fitted with the right gear and clothing. Most offer equipment that can be rented for a day, a weekend, or more after you have taken your beginner lessons since they usually include equipment in the package price. You can learn a lot about skiing and snowboarding from your local retail shop!
Photos provided by Mud, Sweat and Gears (Ellicotteville, NY) and Ski Center (Washington, DC)