Winter is coming, which means we’re about to see a lot more scarves and hot chocolates around Vancouver. It also means it’s time to get ready for skiing and snowboarding on some of the nicest mountains British Columbia has to offer.
There’s no better time to get your gear ready to hit the slopes. Here are six of the best places to get ski and snowboard equipment in Vancouver.
Pacific Boarder has been around since the 1970s, and boasts one of the widest selection of snowboards in the city. They have all the snowboarding essentials, as well as skate/surf gear and an impressive selection of regular apparel as well.
Address: 1793 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
In the same neighbourhood as Pacific Boarder is West Coast Sports, just down the street. Skiers will enjoy a strong selection of ski gear/apparel here in addition to snowboard/surf equipment. West Coast Sports also offers repair services for your current gear, and offer equipment rentals at better rates than what you’ll find on the mountain.
Address: 1675 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Fourth Avenue is evidently the place to be for ski/snowboard gear in Vancouver, as you’ll also find The Boardroom Snowboard Shop located there. They also have a location in Lonsdale. The Boardroom has all the snowboarding essentials, including a repair and tune-up shop and a price match guarantee to ensure you get the best possible price on your products.
Address: 1745 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver (Other location – 2057 Lonsdale Avenue)
With an emphasis on value, Sports Junkies has a ton of various new and used sports equipment, including a large selection on ski/snowboard gear. You can also bring in your old gear (and other sports equipment) and sell it to the store for cash. An especially good option for those not too invested in the sport or without the funds for brand new gear.
Address: 102 W Broadway, Vancouver
Comor Sports has a wide selection of snowboard and ski accessories, including a vast amount of apparel. Comor has a detailed website as well as three separate locations in the area (Kitsilano, Burnaby, Whistler). They pride themselves on having a friendly and knowledgeable staff to help you find the gear that fit your needs.
Address: 1766 W 4th Avenue / 3700 E Hastings Street / 4338 Main Street (Whistler)
Vancouver Ski & Board Services specializes in all things relating to the maintenance of your skis or snowboard. They offer a ton of tune-up and mod services, and also sell supplies that allow you to do work on your own equipment.
Especially unique to Vancouver Ski & Board Services are the clinics they offer, in which they spend a couple hours teaching you how you can fix and maintain your own gear.
Address: 271 E 2nd Avenue, Vancouver