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.


*JUST ADDED!!* Fresh markdowns on skis and bindings so stop by before we close for the season!

Amazing savings are available in the shop with all the winter outerwear on sale, jackets, pants, fleece and insulated mid-layers all on sale at 30% off or more.

All helmets in the store on sale at 30% off with helmets from Giro, Smith, Scott, K2 and Salomon.

Also to get you ready for your spring adventures we have leftover casual wear on clearance with savings up to 50% off including some spring and summer footwear.


 1, Sharpen the edges, when nearing the end of your season it is good to get your edges sharpened and your bases taken care of to cross one thing off the to do list in the fall.

 2, Clean your bases, when the weather warms up in the spring and the snow on the mountain starts to melt all sort of dirt and debris works its way to the surface. Once this dirt and debris is on your base it is hard for any wax application to really get absorbed into the base making for a poor lasting wax requiring more frequent applications of wax.

 3,Coat the base in storage wax, once the ski or board bases are prepped and cleaned use an iron to apply a good coat of wax, using a little more wax than usual run the iron slowly along the base allowing some of the extra wax to run down the edges giving them a good coat for protection.

 4, Use ski ties, \with your skis it is a great idea to store using ski ties (we sell them at First Run), ski ties have either a piece of rubber or foam that you put betweeen the bases allowing air to flow freely between the bases during this long period of storage further preventing any unnecessary damage to the edges or bases being stored in summer humidity.

 5, Store your gear in a dry place ,  it  can be difficult during the summer to find a good dry place to store your gear with the humidity but if you are lucky to have that dry space, this prevents rust forming on the edges, but if you followed the steps above you are ahead of the game already. With skis it also is good for the bindings to be in that dry place because there is metal in the bindings and keeping the free from unnecessary moisture will prolong the life of a safe binding.

GOOD NEWS! Here at First Run we can take care of all of that for you! Drop off your skis and we will make sure your edges are sharp, bases are clean,coated in storage wax and stored in a nice dry place for the summer, and if you are leaving skis drop off a boot and we will make sure your bindings are calibrated and ready to go for the season.

ALL FOR $99, Call the shop or stop in for more information.  If all you want is a storage wax applied we can do that also for $15.


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.


First Run will be closing down after Sunday April 12 but do not worry it is only for a little break! We will be back to service all your needs starting Memorial Day Weekend.

If you need to get ahold of us call the shop and leave a message we will be checking frequently and will get back to you in short order.



Shop Information:
Phone: 802-297-4321
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Having a pair of comfortable ski boots is a key ingredient to great day on the slopes, and easier to achieve than you might think. With a few basic assessments of your foot shape and your ankle’s range of motion, The Boot Lab’s knowledgeable staff will narrow down the large selection to just a few for you to try on. For some customers it is just a matter of minutes in the boot to determine if it will work for them; for others modifications may be necessary. The experienced staff at The Boot Lab has the means of stretching and modifying the shell and liner to fine-tune your fit for the absolute best performance.

If you have purchased a boot elsewhere and it’s just not working for you, no problem! Our staff can also work on your existing boots to make sure you have the best fit possible or in some instances suggest another model that will provide a better fit.

We carry boots from Rossignol, Lange, Salomon, Head, Dalbello and new for this season are K2 and Full Tilt!

Call The Boot Lab Staff with any questions or simply stop by. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can assist you in having your fit checked, stance and balance adjusted or creating a custom foot bed. Our goal is to make your on mountain adventure the best possible!

Store Information:
Phone: 802-297-4405

Appointments are available during non-peak hours.

Standard Demo
If you’re in the market for a new ski package. we strongly believe in testing the product before making a purchase. With our prime location, our demo program allows you to test a variety of products before choosing which is right for you. Demo program customers may have up to two days of demo fees applied towards the purchase of a current model season ski package.

Mid Week/Non-Holiday: $50

Weekend/Holiday: $65

Epic Demo

The Epic Demo program is designed for those who are interested in taking their skiing to the next level, finding a ski that they’ll love, and learning about the latest in ski technology. As part of the Epic Demo program you will work with a professional instructor that will help you discover the benefits of the technology designed into your ski. Demo skis are included with your private lesson at no additional cost. All Epic Demos must be booked with the Snowsports School.

Snowsports School Contact Info

1-800-STRATTON (787-2886)

Demo Card
This offer has expired for this season, but now you know what to look for next year! If you still have questions please feel free to contact us.

Are you looking to get a new set of skis this winter? Purchase the Demo Card for $75 and get the opportunity to test skis for three days. Once you decide on the perfect ski, you will have $120 credit towards a new 2014/2015 ski and binding package. This card is only available until 10/31. $120 credit must be used by February 8, 2015. For more information or to purchase this great opportunity please call or email the store.

Phone: 802-297-4404

Looking to outfit your children for the season without the commitment of purchasing? First Run offers Season Lease Packages with primarily new equipment, however some used equipment is available.

This years equipment packages include the K2 Luv Bug or K2 Indy Skis for the junior carver, or the K2 Shreditor 75 for the up and coming junior freestyler. All skis come equipped with a Marker binding.

Boot brands will vary by customer. We offer several models from Rossignol and Dalbello including the Comp Series and Menace Series.

Poles are included with all lease packages.

Email or call First Run for more information, pricing, and availability.

Phone: 802-297-4404