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SKI Readers Pick Third Annual Gold Medal Shops


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For the third year, SKI Magazine surveyed its readers to select the 60 finest ski shops in North America. New this season are awards for one National and five Regional Shops of the Year. Readers ranked shops based on six criteria: staff expertise, selection, value, backshop services, bootfitting and innovative programs. More than 1,200 storefronts were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 by more than 2,000 readers (who were automatically entered in a raffle for two pairs of Völkl Motion Series skis). Congratulations to Surefoot of Park City, Utah, which readers chose as SKI’s National Shop of the Year. Surefoot specializes in boot sales and fitting and has 23 locations. For reviews of Surefoot and the five Regional Shops of the Year, plus phone numbers and websites for all the shops, go to and do a keyword search for Gold Medal Ski Shops.

-The Editors

National Shop of the Year
Park City, Utah (and in 22 other locations)

Read about Surefoot

Regional winners in bold.


A Racer’s Edge
Breckenridge, Colo.

Aspen Sports
Aspen, Colo.

Alpine Sports
Santa Fe, N.M.

Boulder Ski Deals
Boulder, Colo.

The Boot Doctors
Taos Ski Valley, N.M.

Cole Sport
Park City, Utah

Colorado Ski and Golf
Aurora, Colo.

Gorsuch Ltd.
Vail, Colo.

Jans Mountain Outfitters
Park City, Utah

Kenny’s Double Diamond
Vail, Colo.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Far West

Bobo’s Mogul Mouse Ski and Board
Reno, Nev.

Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Granite Chief
Olympic Valley, Calif.

Loulou’s Sportshop
Spokane, Wash.

Truckee, Calif.

Porter’s Ski & Sport
Tahoe City, Calif.

Sports Ltd
Woodland Hills, Calif.

Sturtevant’s Sports
Bellevue, Wash.

Village Ski Loft
Incline Village, Nev.

Wild Willies
Whistler, B.C.


Bill and Paul’s Sporthaus
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Boyne Country Sports
Boyne Falls, Mich.

Hoigaard’s Ski Shop
St. Louis Park, Minn.

Joe’s Sporting Goods-Ski Shop
St. Paul, Minn.

Les Moise
Milwaukee, Wis.

Pierce Skate & Ski Shop
Bloomington, Minn.

Spoke & Ski
Vernon Hills, Ill.

Vertical Drop
St. Charles, Ill.

Viking Ski Shop
Chicago, Ill.

Williams Ski Haus
Highland Park, Ill.

New England

The Alpine Shop
South Burlington, Vt.

Aspen East Ski Shop
Killington, Vt.

Basin Ski Shop
Killington, Vt.

Buchika’s Ski and Sport
Salem, N.H.

W. Dover, Vt.

Ken Jones Ski Mart
Manchester, N.H.

Lahouts Ski Shoop
Lincoln, N.H.

Northern Ski Works
Ludlow, Vt.

Outdoor Sports Center
Wilton, Conn.

Peak Performance
Killington, Vt.

Ski Haus
E. Longmeadow, Mass.

Ski Market
Boston, Mass.

Stan and Dan Sports
North Conway, N.H.
Read about Stan and Dan Sports

The Starting Gate
Bondville, Vt.

Sugarloaf Ski Shop
Kingfield, Maine


Alpine Ski Center
Banner Elk, N.C.

Danzeizen & Quigley
Sports SpecialistsCherry Hill, N.J.

Greg Dekdebruns
Ellicottville, N.Y.

Nestor’s Warming Hut Ski Shop
Whitehall, Pa.

Paragon Sports
New York, N.Y.

Princeton Sports
Columbia, Md.

The Ski Barn & Bike Shop
Totowa, N.J.

Ski Center
Washington, D.C.
Read about Ski Center

Ski Chalet
Arlington, Va.

Ski Stop
Plainview, N.Y.

Ski World
Virginia Beach, Va.

Pittsburgh, Pa.