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Best Ski Shop

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, […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] read more»