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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

Summer is almost over but there is still plenty of time to be outside and participate in summer activities.

We are stil offering kayak rentals by the day or by the hour:

Tandem Kayak $20/hr or $49/day

Solo Kayak $10/hr or $39/day

All you need to do is stop in the shop and fill out the necessary paperwork and grab your paddles, lilfe jacket and a key that unlocks the kayak and off you go to the water front. Daily rentals please plan ahead so we have the kayak ready for you. All straps and pads provided.


Stop in First Run to get the best tips and ideas on where to go for a great hike and even pick up a map or guide book from Green Mountain Club. We have a great selection of books and maps that can show you places throughout Vermont for all levels of hikes.

Our Winter Service


    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 and as many skis as you need to during the three days. Once you decide on the perfect ski for you you will have waiting $120 credit towards the new set of 2014/2015 ski and binding package. This card is only available for a limited time and you would have to complete your testing by February 8, 2015. If you need further information or to purchase this great opportunity please call the shop or send an email.



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 Standard Demo Program

If you Dont need that instructor to show you the latest not to worry we do test skis every day of the week. With our prime location your turn around time to get back on the mountain is really quick. We have a wide selection of the latest skis from K2, Rossignol, Dynastar, Elan, Salomon, Head, and with Line and Armada added this year , you will surely find a great ski.

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)

We are committed to getting the right product available to you, each spring we test all the boots and skis for the following winter to make sure we have the best of the best to offer for all ability levels.

Super Selection

First Run offers a fantastic selection of apparel from many companies such as Ibex, Icebreaker, Smartwool, Spyder, Marmot, Salomon, Rossignol, FLY LOW, TREW and many more. With the help of oune of our style guides we can make sure that whether you are involved with an on mountain adventure or in the city you are comfortable and yet fashionable.

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

Looking to outfit your children for the season with out the commitment of purchasing? Season Leasing is the way to go for you. At First Run we primarily offer brand new packages with a small selection of used in limited quantities.

For the junior carver we have  K2 Luv Bug skis and K2 Indy skis and for the freestyle skier we have the K2 Shredator 75 jr.

With the program the poles are included and the boots are a la carte depending of the caliber of boot and model. For the 2014-2015 season the boot selection consists of Rossignol Comp J3 and J4 and from Dalbello the Menace 2, 3 and 4 boots.

For complete information and pricing email or call the shop for the details.

or 802-379-0595
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.

10 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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