Spending some time in the Green Mountains this Summer? Stop by First Run for all of your summer fun necessities. Whether you're looking to hike, bike, paddle or swim, First Run carries all the summer essentials. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be certain to point you and your family in the right direction for all of Southern Vermont's greatest adventures. New to the store for this Summer are inflatable NRS stand up paddle boards! Visit us in the village, call, or email for more information on rentals and guide services.
*Kayak tours to Lowell Lake State Park will be limited beginning late June until early August due to road construction in the vicinity of the park. Please be sure to call ahead for availability*
WINTER CLEARANCE SALE GOING ON NOW!
All skis freshly marked down for the Summer! Stop in and take advantage of the super savings on Rossignol, K2, Dynastar, Salomon, Armada, and Head.
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 are on sale at 40% off with choices from Giro, Smith, Scott, K2 and Salomon.
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.
Whether you're looking to explore a scenic lake or simply go for a float on the snow making pond, First Run has a paddle board for everyone's needs. Availble for both rental and purchase, we now carry several models from NRS including: the Baron 6, the Earl 4, the Mayra, the Imperial 4, and the Jester. With over 30 years of inflatable watercraft experience, all NRS paddle boards are built with the most reliable materials and components to ensure the best experience while on the water. Stop by the store or give us a call for pricing and availbility. For more information on the boards we carry please visit our Paddle Board page.
Stand-Up Paddleboard Full Day (10am-5pm): $65
Half Day: $49
Paddle Only: $10
Life Jacket Only: $10
Unique features of NRS inflatable SUP's:
*Removable, interchangable fins let you customize your setup
*Nylon fins absorb impacts without breaking
*Stainless steel D-rings for attaching gear and your leash
*Sturdy webbing handles for easy carrying and re-mounting
*Heavy-duty reinforced seams for long-lasting dependability
First Run carries a selection of adult front suspension mountain bikes from Kona as well as cycling headwear and eyewear by Smith and Giro. Whether you're looking for a leisurely peddle, hard charging single track, or a scenic road ride, stop by First Run for recommendations on local riding.
Bike Service Rates (Reservations Highly Recommended)
Basic Tune-Up: $29.95
Complete Overhaul: $69.95
Rental Rates (all rentals include helmet)
Adult Mountain Bike (10am-5pm): $30
Half Day Rentals (4 Hours): $25
Overnight Rentals (4pm-10am): $25
Helmet Only Rental: $10
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!
Appointments are available during non-peak hours.
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
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
Phone: 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886)
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.
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.