Dec 102010

Top PickHamilton Sports

Voted “Aspen’s Favorite Ski Shop” by The Aspen Times Readers in 2010, Hamilton Sports has some of the finest skiwear and equipment in the world (both rentals and retail).  In business for over 14 years now, Hamilton Sports is a skier’s ski shop…run by “real skiers, for real skiers.”  Located across from the Gondola Plaza (next to Surefoot and Ink! Coffee), Hamilton Sports is a great place to get your skis tuned up too, so check ’em out.


Ute Mountaineer

Ute Mountaineer just moved locations (late 2010) to the Elks building on Galena Street.  This is the place to go if you’re a hard-core sports enthusiast who needs some product expertise.  They’ll hook you up with the right gear for your back country, hiking, camping, rock climbing, mountaineering, telemarking….expeditions.  If they’re not in the store selling, the sales people are most definitely outside using what they sell.


Stefan Kaelin

Two-time founded this retail store back in the 70’s ~ a long time staple in the Aspen community.  Regarded as the leading ski specialty store in the area, they offer skiwear, golfwear, and sportswear — lots of fun bold colors and patterns (as well as ski equipment and rentals).


Aspen Sports

With 11 stores in the area, Aspen Sports not only offers convenience, but it also has the widest selection of gear and clothes.  From rentals and guidance for a first snow-sports experience, to gear and advice for experts, they’ve got you covered.


Four Mountain Sports

This is your typical mountain ski shop — you know, the place you go when you lose a glove on the lift while skiing or need some goggles because it’s snowing.  It’s the only rental shop that offers FREE ski and snowboard overnight storage (a huge advantage) and transfer to any of the four mountains.  That alone makes Four Mountain Sports tops in our mind.


Gorsuch Limited

Starting in 1960, Olympians Renie and David Gorsuch fell in love, got married, had a family and started selling clothes out of their station wagon.  Flash forward: they now have five successful stores filled with finest in apparel.  The creme de la creme in town, Gorsuch is your place if you want impeccable style and uncompromising quality.  Pricey, though.


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