Gear Up! Look like a snowboarding pro (even if you’re not)

Outfit yourself with the dopest mountain threads and equipment with the Mountain State’s best gear shops.

Whether you are in the mood to purchase a new board, or just want to rent a set of skis for the weekend, these shops will have you slope-ready in no time!

1. Ski Loft

Barboursville, WV

This seasonal ski and snowboard shop has sales, rentals and a full-service back shop for tunes and repairs. The brick-and-mortar store is packed with both this season’s gear and last year’s styles— at a discount!

You can rent equipment, but if you are in the market for a new board or set of skis, Ski Loft will let you “test drive” a demo before you buy!

2. Alpine Skis & Boards

Wheeling, WV

Founded on the owner’s lifelong passion for skiing, Alpine Skis & Boards will cover all your snow season needs in the northern panhandle. The shop carries skis and snowboards for all ages and styles, with every accessory you could think of. You can also rent skis, boots and poles.

3. Outdoors Ltd.

Morgantown, WV

Outdoors Ltd is your stop to buy slope gear for the entire family! The shop carries winter apparel for kids and adults and a full range of snow accessories. If you’re interested in gear, the shop carries skis, snowboards and binding for all ages.

4. Pathfinder of WV

Morgantown, WV

For more than 40 years, this locally owned store has outfitted Morgantown and the surrounding area. The shop carries all manner of outdoor equipment and apparel, making it the perfect stop before the WV winter ski season.

The knowledgeable staff will set you up with fresh gear or help you tune up your old equipment at their full-service ski repair shop. The shop also carries car racks so you can tote your gear in style.

5. The Ski Barn

Davis, Slatyfork, Ghent, Snowshoe

This locally owned ski shop has 4 locations in the Mountain State, all near ski resorts. The shops will get you set up with head-to-toe equipment and gear rentals. Skip the lines at the resorts and book your rentals online!

6. Route 66 Snowboard & Ski Shop

Snowshoe, WV

Not only can Route 66 completely outfit you in fresh apparel and equipment (renting or buying), they can also fill you up at their restaurant, which serves breakfast all day long, and a wide variety of homemade pizzas, subs and sides!

7. Elk River Snowboard & Ski


Elk River Snowboard & Ski has 2 convenient locations in Snowshoe, so you will never be without fresh mountain gear. Get snowboard and ski rentals at both Soaring Eagle Lodge at the top of Snowshoe Mountain and the Valley shop on Hwy 219 at the base. You can even get ski delivery on the mountain to the Snowshoe & Silver Creek Ski areas.

Where is your favorite place to rent skis or pick out new gear?

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This post was last updated on July 17, 2020