Skiing and snowboarding in Aspen is a one-of-a-kind experience, and to tackle all four nearby mountains – Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass – you’re going to need some quality gear. There are several local vendors around town ranging from local mom-and-pop shops to more well-known industry names, but who’s the best? Here are our recommendations for the best ski and snowboarding shops in Aspen that are close to LiftOne. We assembled our list based on criteria like quality of service, location and convenience, and (of course) price. Let’s see who made the cut. Top 5 Ski Shops in Aspen Close to LIftOne Condominiums
Stapleton Ski and Up Snowboard Rentals sell, demo and rent skis and boots just one block from the Silver Queen Gondola in downtown Aspen. The shop presents a who’s who of industry brands, including Atomic, Head, K2, Kastle, Nordica and Rossignol. The store also carries a variety of accessories from brands like Dakine, Eisbar, Hestra, Hot Chillys, Smith, Swix and Uvex. Shop services include hot wax, edging, full tune ups, race tune-ups and mounts.
Incline Ski Shop
Incline Ski and Board Shop has been greeting Aspen adventure seekers for more than 25 years. The Aspen shop is just steps from Gondola Plaza and Aspen Mountain in downtown Aspen. The Snowmass Village shop is located on the Village Mall only a short walk from Fanny Hill. From tune-ups to rentals, both shops have everything you need. The locally owned and operated ski shops have a friendly and knowledgeable staff along with quality gear from industry leaders like Rossignol, Salomon and K2.
Radio Board Shop
Radio Board Shop has been a local’s favorite for many years, especially with the younger crowd. The shop offers trendy custom apparel like T-shirts and hats, as well as a big selection of the freshest snowboards and accessories on the market. The demo center in downtown Aspen offers rentals and demos from sought-after brands like Armada, Burton, Gentemstick, Lib Tech and Ride. The shop also offers repair services, waxing, edging and tuning.
Four Mountain Sports
Four Mountain Sports offers the full gamut of ski gear, including name-brand skis and boards, boots, poles, bindings, logo wear and outerwear. There are nine convenient Four Mountain Sports locations around the valley, so it’s easy to find if you’re skiing at any of the four local mountains – Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass.
The retailer offers rentals, fittings, repairs, waxing, tune-ups, excellent service and a wonderful overall selection. Ski brands include Blizzard, Head, K2, Kastle, Line, Nordica, Rossignol, Salomon and Volkl. The store’s snowboard lineup includes brands like Arbor, Burton, Capita, GNU, Jones and Never Summer.
Not to be outdone, Aspen Sports boasts 10 locations in the Roaring Fork Valley. Each shop offers a hearty selection of popular ski and snowboard equipment and apparel, along with a well-trained and experienced staff. The team at Aspen Sports can give quality recommendations and advice for experts and beginners alike and have skiers and riders need to get out on the slopes. Aspen Sports is known for its convenience, guest service, top-rated rentals, waxing, tuning and repair services.
For skis, boots, and bindings, the retailer carries brands like Armada, Atomic, Blizzard, Dalbello, Nordica, Rossignol, Salomon, Tecnica and Volkl. Skiwear brands include local’s favorite Obermeyer along with Helly Hansen, Marmot, North Face, Patagonia, and Spyder. Shops also have a wide assortment of base layers, goggles, helmets, footwear, outerwear, sunglasses and even swim apparel for that après-ski dip in the Jacuzzi.