First Run Ski Shop

Wow, here we are in the fall of 2015 already! 

Now is the time to get ready for winter,don't wait until the last minute. Here at First Run we are fully stocked with all the gear and apparel that will make sure you will have the best time on and around the mountain this winter. New this year outerwear from Descente, the illustrious brand based in France with beautiful jackets and pants for men and women. In the casual category we have a full assortment of Mountain Khakis and Prana to keep you looking great.   

Also this is the perfect time of year to drop off your skis and boards to get serviced, get the rust of the edges and apply a nice coat of wax for your first day of sliding. Don't forget about your safety and have your bindings tested to ensure that they work properly after being stored all summer. 


When you stop in the shop to check out the inventory selection of skis and boots be sure to ask an associate what the preseason sale pricing is on skis and boots. 

Also FANTASTIC savings on leftover inventory and slightly used demo skis.


We offer new equipment lease packages for children ages 5-13 from K2. We offer both a carver package and a freestyle package that will suit the needs of your junior skier.

For further information please call the shop or stop in and ask ans associate.

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.


Now open 7 days a week 10-5

Columbus Day weekend 9-6 Friday through Sunday, 9-5 Monday


Shop Information:
Phone: 802-297-4321 
Social: Facebook and InstagramA

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







Tadem Kayak (2 People): $59
Additional Day Tandem: $39
Solo Kayak: $49
Additional Day Solo: $29
Paddle Only: $10
Life Jacket Only: $10



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


Owning 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!

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

Phone: 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