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At the Alpine Sport Shop, we are passionate about winter snow sports...alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. We consider it our mission to spread the excitement in enjoying an active winter lifestyle.

Inspired by a tradition started in 1941 by ski pioneer Ed Taylor and his wife Jo, the Alpine Sport Shop continues to be a destination for winter enthusiasts who live in the Northeast and beyond. A unique ski chalet style building near Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York is home to our legendary ski shop. It was envisioned and built by Dorothy and Thurlow Woodcock, soon after they became the new owners in 1966. Since then, our family business keeps evolving with new technologies and fresh perspectives. We welcome the next generation of skiers, the lovers of snow sports, and the winter season.

We invite you to walk through our doors, and experience the Alpine Sport Shop. Discover the difference a really great ski shop can make!

Jack & Cathy Hay


Repair and tuning services

Experienced factory- trained technicians will tune your skis and boards to "like-new" condition using the latest Wintersteiger ski and snowboard tuning machines and stone grinder. Quick turnaround time ensures you will have you equipment ready when you need it. Our mechanics are certified to service all brands of ski bindings.


Whether you're headed to the Adirondacks, the Green Mountains, or the Spa State Park, begin your winter adventure at the Alpine Sport Shop. We offer junior season leases, daily alpine skis, cross country skis and snowshoe rentals.

For cross country ski rentals, we have no-wax easy touring skis with NNN step-in bindings for all ages. Snowshoeing, like cross country skiing, provides the excitement of solitary exploration, or the fun of sharing a day with friends. We've got Tubbs snowshoe rentals in all sizes to get you started.

For Alpine ski rentals the Volkl shaped skis will put new skiers in the "comfort zone" quickly, and brings to experienced skiers the enjoyment and precision of the carving feeling...easier turns, and more control. We have rentals in all sizes.

Tours and trips

Our trips to Cortina, Italy, and Telluride, Colorado are sold out.

The Alpine Sport Shop is hosting our annual women's "Chicks on Sticks" bus trip to Bromley Mountain on February 2, 2018. The trip costs $84.95 and includes lift ticket, bus ride and dinner at Garlic John's in Manchester, Vermont. Lift ticket proceeds benefit Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center Women's Program. Space is limited, stop in the shop or call to sign up now!



399 Clinton Street
Saratoga Springs, NY
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