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First Run Ski Shop

First Run is your on-mountain hub for everything outdoors with tips on the best ski trails, gear advice, high performance clothing, and the ability to get you and your family ready for the best time while visiting the mountains.

Summer Fun

NEW for 2013-2014 season we have inflatable stand up paddle boards.Rent a paddle board for the day for $69.00 or have a guided demo for $55.00. Contact us for more information on rentals and paddleboard accessories

We have single and tandem kayaks available for rent at our store. A solo kayak is available for $39.00 dollars a day or $10.00 an hour. A tandem kayak (2 people) is available for $49.00 or $20.00 an hour. Check with our store for additional day rates and seasonal packages. First run will also deliver kayaks to Lowell Lake or Grout Pond for a $85.00 fee. Contact one of our staff for more information about additional day rates and services.

Check out our rental fleet of Kona full suspension and front suspension mountain bikes. Rent a full suspension Kona mountain bike for $70.00, and a front suspension bike for $30.00. Our half day rate for a front suspension bike is $25.00 and we do not rent full suspension bikes for half days. Our bike fleet includes Kona road bikes for exploring the roads around Stratton for $40.00 dollars a day. We also have a limited number of kid's front suspension mountain bikes available for $20.00 a day.

Our Winter Services.

NEW for 2013-2014 season is the EPIC Demo program.Interested in taking your skiing to the next level, while learning about the latest in ski technology? Want to find the ski that you love?  Book a EPIC Demo with the snowsports school and get a private lesson and the demo skis are added at no additional cost. Work with a professional instructor that is up to speed with the latest equipment availble at First Run  and the benefits and features of the technology designed into the ski.

Call the shop for further information at 802-297-4404

Our Demo Program

If you have interest in testing the latest technology in skis First Run is the place to go. We offer a great selection of skis offered from Rossignol, K2, Dynastar,RAMP, Elan, Head, Salomon and others.
With direct access to the slopes out the back door, it is easy to try several pairs of skis without leaving the mountain. Work with our knowledgeable staff to find the ski that best suits you.

With the test program the test fees are then applicable to the purcahase of a ski package if that is what you are looking to do. (some restrictions apply)

Super Selection

First Run offers fine apparel from many companies such as Ibex, Icebreaker, Smartwool, Spyder, Marmot, Salomon, Rossignol and many more. We are sure that you can find something that you cannot live without. We carry the latest styles for on and off the slope.

Are you looking for footwear? First Run has a selection that is sure to keep your feet comfortable, dry and looking good with brands like Merrell, Salomon, Sorel and Bogs.

Ski Boots

Wander up to the second floor to find the home of The Boot Lab, the areas premier spot for boot fitting. You can rest assured that the team will be able to get your boots comfortable and give you the ability to achieve the best performance. First Run carries the latest boots from Head, Rossignol, Lange, Salomon, Diabelo, and many more.

We have over 30 years of boot fitting experience among our staff. Visit The Boot Lab page for further information.

Junior Lease Program

Interested in outfitting your children with high quality ski equipment, while they are still growing? Our seasonal lease program provides brand new, high performance skis and boots.

Our History

First Run is the longest running and largest ski shop in the Stratton Village since 1977. First Run will outfit your adventure with the best in gear, apparel, service and expertise, whether you're alpine skiing, snowshoeing or just getting away from the fast pace of life be sure to make First Run Ski Shop your first stop.

Together, the First Run team has more than 100 years of experience and every product in the extensive inventory has been put to the test. We only sell what we own - or would love to own - ourselves.

Friday & Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shop Information:
Stop by the shop, call or send an email for more information: 802-297-4321 or

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