Best of Boston

1999 Best Ski Shop

Ski Haus

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 Ski Haus, on Route 129, is the black diamond of ski shops. Its package deals of skis and bindings beat all the better-known ski shops in the area, and staffers don’t try to push the newest (read: most expensive) equipment. In fact, they volunteer last year’s cheaper model if the design is basically the same. Plus, the hospitality while you wait for your new bindings to be mounted is first-rate.

320 Lowell St., Wilmington, 978-658-0044,