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Whistler Shopping: The Best Ski Shops in Whistler

Whistler Shopping: Best Ski Shops

Whistler shopping done right: where to get top-notch ski and snowboard gear (Photo: Tim in Sydney)

To take full advantage of those bluebird mornings on Blackcomb’s magnificent slopes, you’ll need to have the right gear. A Whistler shopping excursion can provide all you need—but where to go? Our local experts have figured out where to find the top ski and snowboard shopping in Whistler. Whether you’re looking to replace a set of goggles or go on an all-out equipment spree, you will ignite your sense of mountain adventure at any of these Whistler shopping destinations.

See the list of top Whistler shopping destinations for ski and snowboard gear »

Whistler Village Sports
Located at the base of magnificent Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, this shop stocks the latest trends in skiwear and equipment, and offers a handy three-day demo ski program. Custom boot-fitting specialists are on hand to help you find the perfect fit. Brands include Salomon, Völkl and Rossignol.
• Whistler Village Sports, 107-4341 Village Lane, 604-932-3327, whistlervillagesports.com
Map and reviews

The Circle
This popular shop is a snowboarder’s mecca. Choose from a range of boards, boots, bindings and apparel. A collection of demo snowboards also gives you the opportunity to “try before you buy.” Bonus: bargain-happy riders can take pleasure in knowing there is an outlet store just across the street.
• The Circle, 108-4369 Main St., 604-905-4422, thecirclewhistler.com
Map and reviews

Escape Route
Established in 1980, this is one of the oldest and most established backcountry ski specialists on the Whistler shopping scene—it was the first to carry the iconic Arc’teryx brand. Here you’ll find rare outerwear and everything you need for your foray into the wild, including skis, boots, bindings, poles, snowshoes and avalanche safety kits.
• Escape Route, 113-4350 Lorimer Rd., 604-938-3228, escaperoute.ca
• Map and reviews

Excess Ski & Sport
For fantastic selection and service, head to Excess Ski & Sport. You’ll find helmets, goggles, hats, ski bags and a collection of souvenirs from brands such as Oakley, Sorel, Icebreaker and The North Face.
• Excess Ski & Sport, 4557-104 Blackcomb Way, 604-932-2224, website
• Map and reviews

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