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First Run has been the mountain ski experts since 1977. Featuring the latest winter apparel, best equipment and gear, expert bootfitting and service, First Run will outfit your mountain adventure from head to toe.

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 alpine skiing, snowshoeing or stepping away from the daily grind, be sure to make First Run Ski Shop your first stop on your way outdoors.


Sunday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-6pm

Select locations will be open until 7pm during Stratton Mountain Music concerts.

Store hours subject to change please call in advance, thank you.

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Phone: 802-297-4321
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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!

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
Email: firstrun@stratton.com

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.

Midweek/Non-Holiday: $50
Weekend/Holiday: $65

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.
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